Chicagoland Speedway; Joliet, IL
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- Full-size, 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock cars with 4-speed manual transmission
- Racing suit and helmet included
- Ride with a professional instructor and reach speeds up to 160 MPH
- To actually drive the car yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car in Chicago experience!
Prepare for the fastest ride of your life! Strap on your helmet and racing suit, and buckle up for a high-speed adventure on one of the nation's most renowned speedways.
Riding along as a passenger in a full-size, 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car, your driver will take you on the ride of a lifetime.
Hold on to your helmet as you hit professional racing speeds of up to 160 MPH! Enjoy the exhilarating freedom of speed-hungry straightaways, and brace yourself as your driver takes on the curves of the track at a pace that will satisfy even the biggest adrenaline appetite!
Participants must be in good overall physical condition, as they will be required to climb through a window opening that is 15" high x 30" wide and sits 36" off the ground.
Driving suits are available up to size 3XL.
Participants must be at least 14 years old to participate in the ride along, and all participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Photo and video DVDs are available for purchase at the track.
3 Laps of Racing; total time at track approximately 30 - 60 minutes.
1 per car
We encourage friends and family to join you and suggest that they bring a camera to capture your experience! Limited seating is provided, so we recommend bringing lawn chairs to guarantee seating for any spectators.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact your experience provider in advance, especially if inclement weather is predicted. If your experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, please hold onto the Access Card that you will receive in the mail prior to your booked date, and contact either the experience provider or Cloud 9 Living to reschedule.
What to Wear:
Wear your own comfortable, weather/season appropriate attire and close-toed shoes. A driving suit will be provided at the track, which you will wear over your own clothing. Sandals, flip-flops and heels are not permitted.
We recommend booking at least 30 days in advance. Upon final confirmation of a booking request, an Access Card will be mailed to you. We ask that all reservation requests be submitted at least two weeks in advance of your desired booking date, to allow enough time for your Access Card to reach you. You must bring the Access Card with you to the track to participate in your ride along experience.
Your Access Card may be used on any track date. If your scheduled date no longer works for you or there is a weather cancellation, please hold onto your Access Card and contact either your experience provider or Cloud 9 Living to reschedule your ride along experience.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation for your ride along, you will be mailed an Access Card which will be used for your admission to the ride along experience. In the event of rescheduling for an alternative date, your Access Card may be used on any date that the ride along experience is being offered by the experience provider at your particular track location.
What types of cars are used?
600 horsepower NASCAR-style stock cars that have 4 speed manual transmissions.
What is provided and what should I wear?
All participants are provided with a regulation helmet and a driver's suit. Participants need to wear socks, close-toed shoes, and clothes that will be comfortable under the driver's suit.
Are there weight or height restrictions?
No. However, participants must be in good overall physical condition, as they are required to climb through a window opening that is 15" high x 30" wide window and sits 36" off the ground. Driving suits are available up to size 3XL.
Are there age restrictions?
Ride along programs require all participants to be at least 14 years old. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Can family and friends come to watch?
Absolutely, family and friends are encouraged to join you! The track has a special seating area for spectators. Seating may be limited in this area, so we suggest that any guests bring lawn chairs along. A camera is also highly recommended!
Are foods or beverages available at the track?
Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase at the merchandise center. However, feel free to bring your own snacks/picnic and drinks to enjoy while you are at the track.
Are any photo or video packages of my experience available?
Yes. DVDs of your experience taken from an in-car video camera, as well as photo packages, are available for purchase at the track.
What should I bring?
Please make sure to bring you Access Card! We also recommend bringing a print-out of your booking confirmation email. And don't forget your camera!
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"I ma glad that you all sent my confirmation by email, if not I would not haven take the ride because i left my gift card at home. I was a little suprised that they didnt have my name when I arrived. That's one change I would do. Everthing else was great Dan "
"I did the Richard Petty ride-a-long experience and left it a bit disappointed. While the actual experience of riding in a race car was obviously cool, part of the experience was to be able to have a chance to purchase an "in car" view DVD that I could view later and show family and friends. Unfortunately, for some reason, the recording of my video malfunctioned and after my experience was over, I did not even have the chance to view, much less purchase, my DVD. This was something I was looking forward to abou the experience and gladly would have paid the $50 to buy it. The staff at the event did not seem the least bit apologetic or concerned about their error. Other than that, the experience was OK, but the price is a bit high for only 3 laps."
"Cloud 9 was very easy to use and the booking process was very simple. The experience of riding in a stock car was amazing. Everyone at the track was extremely friendly and helpful and they even gave my kids a lug nut. What an experience to feel the power of a stock car and to gain a feel for what the drivers go through. Highly recommended and truly enjoyed the experience."