Drive a NASCAR at Michigan International Speedway

From: $538   

Location(s):

Michigan Int'l Speedway - Brooklyn, MI

Availability:

Select Dates Only:

Friday - June 23, 2017
Saturday - June 24, 2017
Sunday - June 25, 2017
Friday - September 29, 2017
Saturday - September 30, 2017 

AM times are typically 9:00 AM
PM times are typically 12 PM and 2:30 PM

* Schedule is subject to change

Experience firsthand the thrill and excitement of driving a NASCAR style race car at Michigan International Speedway! Strap on your helmet and buckle up! Its time to put the pedal to the metal!

  • Drive full size, 600 horsepower NASCAR style race cars
  • Hit top racing speeds up to 160 MPH!
  • Racecar driving suit, helmet, and driving instruction included
  • Options range from 8 to 30 laps of racing (don't worry, even 8 laps is a long time at 160 MPH!)
  • Receive a graduation pack including a detailed lap time sheet and a certificate with your top speed


More detailed description >

Description:

Have you ever dreamed of driving a racecar? It's time to make that dream a reality as you take control of a NASCAR style race car at Michigan International Speedway!

Your experience will begin with a classroom session where you will learn how to master the tracks driving line, acceleration and deceleration points, and proper following distances. Next, youll learn about the cars, including shifting patterns, safety devices, and more.

Now its time to put on your helmet, buckle up, and get behind the wheel of your race car! Get ready to put the pedal to the metal, and experience an adrenaline rush only known to professional drivers!

To ensure you get the most out of your driving experience, youll have your own personal racing instructor riding in the passenger seat, providing you with feedback and coaching via a two-way open mic radio system.

Upon completion of your laps, there will be a Closing Ceremony where youll receive a graduation pack including a detailed lap-time sheet, and an official certificate printed with your top speed!

About the Michigan International Speedway
The Michigan International Speedway is a 2-mile, D-shaped speedway. With wide sweeping corners and long straightaways, races on this speedway have hit speeds in excess of 200 MPH! Get ready to experience the Michigan International Speedway like never before!



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Available June 23rd, 24th & 25th and September 29th & 30th, 2017 only (subject to change)
  • Participants must be in good overall physical condition and be able to climb through a 15" x 30" wide window that sits 36" from the ground
  • Driving suits are available up to size 4XL
  • Participants must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver's license
  • All participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • It's recommended to be able to drive a manual (stick shift) transmission, but a push-start is available if needed
  • Photo & In-Car Videos are available for purchase at the track
  • Photo prices start at $20 and videos at $49. Prices vary based on lap packages and are subject to change.
  • Experience price includes $39 driver's fee that releases the driver from any liability "...for most damage caused to the car resulting from and incident/crash at the track. Only in the event that a driver intentionally or negligently fails to follow instructions which leads to an incident/crash will the racing school seek financial recompense for resulting damage to the vehicle"

Duration:
Please plan to be at the track for approximately 2.5 - 3 hours.

Maximum Participants:
1 per car

Spectators:
Absolutely! The track has a special seating area set up where family and friends can watch, and don't forget a camera to capture your experience!

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact your experience provider in the event of inclement weather. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, you will be given the option to reschedule for a mutually agreeable date or be issued a rain certificate.

What to Wear:
Comfortable, weather appropriate attire that will be comfortable under your driver's suit, and closed toed shoes. No sandals, flip-flops or heels.

Booking Information:
For this experience we recommend booking 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, all bookings are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed once you have scheduled a date. For rescheduling more than 30 days prior to your scheduled experience date, a $75 fee will be charged. No cancellations or rescheduling may be made less than 30 days prior to your scheduled experience date.

Experience ID:
DRI-DET-0009



View FAQ's >

  1. What types of cars are used?
    600 HP NASCAR style race cars that have 4 speed manual transmissions.
  2. Is passing allowed?
    For safety and liability reasons passing is not allowed. There are 3-4 cars on the track at one time but everyone is spread apart. The coordinator keeps tracks of each car's individual speed and times/choreographs everything so that the faster car will not be held up by the slower one.
  3. What is provided and what do I need to bring?
    All participants are provided with a regulation helmet and safety device, as well as a driver's suit.  Participants need to wear socks, closed-toed shoes, and clothes that will be comfortable under the driver's suit.
  4. Are there weight or height restrictions?
    Not exactly; however, the cars do not have doors. Participants must have the ability to climb through a 15" high by 30" wide window that sits 36" from the ground. Driving suits are available up to size 4XL.
  5. Are there age restrictions?
    Participants must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver's license. Experience driving a manual (stick shift) transmission is ideal, but not a requirement. If participants cannot operate a manual transmission a push-off start is available.
  6. Are foods or beverages available at the track?
    Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase at the merchandise trailer.
  7. Are any photo or video packages of my experience available?
    Yes, photos and in-car videos are available for purchase at the track. Photo prices start at $20 and video at $49. Prices vary depending on the lap package booked and are subject to change.
  8. Can I bring guests?
    Friends and family are more than welcome. The more the merrier! There is a viewing area right behind pit road where they can watch. They are also welcome to bring their cameras and camcorders with them to take pictures and video from that viewing area.

Customer Reviews:

  • Drive a NASCAR

  • August 02, 2016

  • 5

  • Detroit

"This was purchased as a gift from my wife and kids as a Christmas present and was the best gift they've ever gotten me. To put icing on the cake, it was a week after finishing up my chemo treatments. Cannot put into words what this meant to me. Thanks to everyone there for making it a once in a lifetime experience for me!"

  • Drive a NASCAR

  • June 28, 2016

  • 5

  • Detroit

"The staff was as much of a great experience as the time in the car was! The customer service is by far better than expected, and we really enjoyed the people. The experience inside the car was unbelievable! My instructor (Danny) was friendly and fun to hang out with. His instruction was easy to follow and helped me get around the track at speeds that gave me the thrill I was looking for! The car was a total rush, and I haven't stopped talking about it to my friends!It is very uncommon these days to have people be so workable, friendly and professional at the same time. I could go on and on about the experience, but the best way to sum it up is I am gathering a group of buddies to come back to do this again!!! Thanks Cloud 9 Living for the experience -- you guys hit it out of the park!"

  • Drive a NASCAR

  • June 28, 2016

  • 5

  • Detroit

"It was an awesome experience. Looking forward to doing this again next year."