Stock Car Ride Along

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Location(s):

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park - Thompson, CT

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Get ready to experince the adrenaline rish of a lifetime as you ride shotgun in a Sprint Cup style stock car! Let your professional driver get you as close to the action as possible at the Thompson International Speedway!
  • Ride in a 500 horsepower sprint cup style stock car that has been raced in competition
  • Hit top speeds of 100+ MPH, which on a high banked track is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!
  • Racecar driving suit & helmet included
  • Choose our side by side option and race a friend!
  • To Actually Drive The Car Yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car in Connecticut experience!


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Description:

It's time to strap on your helmet and buckle up for the most exhilarating ride of your life! Let a professional driver hit top racing speeds with you riding shotgun at the Thompson International Speedway.

Ride in a real, 500 horsepower, Sprint Cup style stock car for 3 or 6 laps. Hold on tight, as you hit speeds up to 100+ MPH on a high banked track!

Side by Side Option
Bring a friend for twice the fun! Our side by side option allows you and your companion to ride in separate cars, and race next to each other around the track. With your expert instructor at the wheel, you will be door-to-door going down the straightaways and nose to tail weaving between each other in the corners. You'll feel like you're in a real race!

About the Thompson International Speedway
The Thompson International Speedway is the crown jewel of short track racing in the northeast. It is a 5/8-mile, high banked, oval track that was once known as the Indianapolis of the Easy. It was the first asphalt-paved oval racing track in the United States. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience this track for yourself!



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants must be at least 12 years of age, weigh between 140 - 300 pounds and be between 5'5" - 6'4" tall
  • Participants must be able to fit through a standard-size car window to enter the vehicle; may be difficult if participant weighs over 300 pounds, is taller than 6'4" or has a waist size over 50 inches

Duration:
Please plan on being at the track approximately 1-1.5 hours to allow time to sign in, complete your ride along, take photos, etc.

Maximum Participants:
1 person per car

Spectators:
Friends and family, cameras and video cameras are encouraged.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent; however the experience may run in the rain. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event that the experience is unable to run due to weather, the experience provider will reschedule your reservation at no cost.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed toed shoes, no boots. A driving suit and helmet is provided.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
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, no returns or exchanges are allowed. Outside of thirty (30) days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason you will be required to pay a $50 processing fee. Inside of thirty (30) days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason the fee will be 50% of your class tuition. No cancellations or rescheduling allowed within 7 days of the event for any reason. Substitutions of an otherwise qualified driver to avoid these penalties are permitted.

Experience ID:
DRI-CON-0003



View FAQ's >

  1. How old do I have to be?
    Passengers for Ride-Alongs must be 10 yrs. old or older. If the participant is under 18, the parent or guardian must be present for the experience.
  2. Do you offer photography or video of my experience?
    Yes, our provider offers in-car videos and professional digital photography to remember your day at the racetrack.
    DVDs for Ride Alongs cost $29.
  3. What types of cars are available?
    NASCAR NEXTEL Cup cars including Chevrolet Monte Carlos, Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Charger, & Ford Taurus. Two Open-Wheel NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour cars round out your selection.
  4. Are there other requirements?
    Yes. Participants must be between 5' and 6'7" tall, weigh at least 100 pounds and have a waist size no bigger than 50 inches. The doors on the cars do not open, so the participant must be able to fit into a standard size car window (15" high x 30" wide and 36" off the ground). If you're near the limits of the size requirements, please call prior to purchasing. There will be no refund due to a student's inability to fit in a race car.
  5. What if it rains?
    In the event your session is canceled due to weather conditions, you will be provided a rain check good for one year from your original booked date to complete your program. Refunds will not be offered.
  6. Do I need to bring anything?
    No, everything is provided for you. You should dress comfortably with a T-shirt that will fit under the driving suit, and sneakers (NO BOOTS). Friends and family, cameras and video cameras are encouraged.
  7. What is the cancellation policy?
    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, no returns or exchanges are allowed. Outside of thirty (30) days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason you will be required to pay a $50 processing fee. Inside of thirty (30) days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason the fee will be 50% of your class tuition. No cancellations or rescheduling allowed within 7 days of the event for any reason. Substitutions of an otherwise qualified driver to avoid these penalties are permitted.
  8. What is the track like?
    The crown jewel in short track racing in the northeast, Thompson International Speedway is a 5/8 mile high banked asphalt oval track that was once known as the Indianapolis of the East. It was the first asphalt-paved racing oval track in the United States. Length: 5/8 Mile, Banking: 26 Degrees, Track Shape: High Banked Oval

Customer Reviews:

  • Stock Car Ride Along

  • April 21, 2015

  • 5

  • Connecticut

"My Cloud 9 Living experience was a total surprise. Waiting for the appointed day was a nail-biter. The ride to the track for my experience was the start of a beautiful day. Arriving at the track for my ride along experience brought me into contact with a really nice group of people. Everyone associated with my experience was friendly, bright and personable. When my ride along experience was finished, I didn't know if I'd ever stop grinning."

  • Stock Car Ride Along

  • August 25, 2014

  • 5

  • Connecticut

"It was an experience I will never forget! You people were the best. I will be in touch for next year. Thank you."

  • Stock Car Ride Along

  • August 18, 2014

  • 5

  • Connecticut

"Great and fun experience!!!!!!"