Drive a Stock Car at Autoclub Speedway

From: $530   Region: Los Angeles (View all 102 Los Angeles experiences)

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Location(s):

Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA

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Experience first-hand the thrill and excitement of racing in a Sprint Cup style stock car at Auto Club Speedway. A crew member buckles you in, checks your radio, and gives the "thumbs up" sign to your instructor. It's time for the thrill of a lifetime!
  • Full size, Sprint Cup stock cars that have been raced by the likes of Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Casey Mears and Dale JR.
  • Options ranging from 8 - 32 minutes of racing (don't worry, even 8 minutes is a long time at 150+ MPH!)
  • No lead car, no pace car, and passing is allowed.
  • Receive a color certificate printed with your top speed!


More detailed description >

Description:
Experience first-hand the thrill and excitement of racing in a Sprint Cup stock car.

After a short classroom session where you will learn vehicle dynamics, racing lines, and safety instruction you will head out to the track to find your 500 horse power Sprint Cup stock car waiting.

A crew member buckles you in, checks your radio, and gives the "thumbs up" sign to your instructor. You will start your engine, hear that V8 roar, and pull onto the track! Then the green flag flies and it is "pedal to the metal".

As your Instructor coaches you over the radio you will drive at your own pace, passing slower cars when you catch them. From flag to flag as you experience side-by-side racing, drafting, passing and more.

You can choose from a variety of lap options, but don't be surprised if you leave wanting more!



Key Info >

Essential Information:

Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 lbs in order to participate, and a maximum of 6'4" and 240 lbs. Participants must also be in good overall physical condition.

A valid driver's license is required.

Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who must give written consent.

Vehicles are manual transmission (stick shift), however our professionals are ready to assist you if you need a little help.

Pricing includes a $35 drivers fee that covers accidental insurance coverage, souvenir racing license and ear buds.

Your maximum speed will be determined by the package you are participating in as follows:

  • 8 Minutes of Racing: 145-150 MPH
  • 16 Minutes of Racing: 150 MPH
  • 24 Minutes of Racing: 160-165 MPH
  • 32 Minutes of Racing: 165 MPH

Please be sure to bring snacks and drinks to enjoy while at the track. Some seating is provided, however, we recommend bringing lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators.

Duration:
All driving experiences are completed within 3 hours.

Maximum Participants:
1 per car. 3-4 cars on track at a time

Spectators:
Yes, we encourage you to bring family and friends, and don't forget the cameras!

Weather Dependent:
If we have inclement weather and have to cancel, you may either reschedule for another available date or be issued a gift card that you can use to reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rainouts.

What to Wear:
Comfortable, casual clothes depending on the time of year as your clothing will be worn under a driving suit. Wear closed toe shoes, tennis shoes are recommended.

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. If you need to reschedule, you have up until 30 days prior to your reservation to make changes for a $50 administrative fee. Once you are within 30 days of the event, you are then locked in to that date and time and no changes can be made.

Experience ID:
DRI-LOS-0036



View FAQ's >

  1. What happens if I wreck the car?
    The price includes a $35 fee for racing license and liability insurance. This releases you from all vehicle damage.
  2. Is passing allowed?
    Yes. If you come up on a slower race car, track personnel will assist you around the slower portion(s) of the group, using techniques and instructions covered in your pre-drive orientation session.
  3. Can I choose which racecar I drive?
    No. Unfortunately, the driving school cannot guarantee which exact cars will be at the track on a given date, nor can they promise the specific car a participant will be assigned to for his/her drive. Each participant is assigned to a car with careful consideration, based on individual height and weight.
  4. What is the policy on rain-outs?
    If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the driving school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date, or issue you a gift card that you can use to later reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
  5. Do I have to know how to drive a stick shift?
    Yes, the cars you will be driving have a 4-speed racing transmission. However, if you need a little help getting going, the professionals at the track will be glad to assist you, as it is really quite easy for everyone to drive a race car.
  6. What is the age requirement?
    There is no age minimum to participate. However, participants must possess a valid driver's license. Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult, who must give written consent at the track.
  7. Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
    Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 lbs in order to participate, a maximum of 6'5" and 275 lbs, and must also be in good overall physical condition. Participants will be required to climb through a 15'' x 30'' window, that sits 36'' off the ground (with minimal assistance).
  8. What does the typical day look like?
    Following a one-hour pre-drive orientation/training session with the driving school's Crew Chief and professional instructors, you'll drive a real Sprint Cup style stock car on a Super Speedway for a timed session. Total drive-time will depend on the lap-length program purchased. For this experience, there is no lead car utilized and and no instructor in the car with you! You will have constant, 2-way communication with a professional racing instructor through a state-of-the-art, in-car racing electronics radio system. Upon completion, you'll receive a full-color, Graduate Certificate with your top speed proudly displayed on it.
  9. Do I need a driver's license?
    Yes. Driving participants must have a valid (legal and not expired), government-issued driver's license (from any country).
  10. Do I need to bring my own racing gear?
    No. The driving school will provide you with racing gear, including a driving suit and helmet.  If you have your own gear that you would like to use, you are welcome to bring it for possible use, but it will be subject to inspection and approval for use by the Track Operator.  Gear will be available for you at the track, should you not be approved to use your own.
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Customer Reviews:

  • Drive a Stock Car

  • July 29, 2010

  • 5

  • Los Angeles

"One of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. The Nascar Driving Experience is definitely a must for any stock car fan. The staff is incredible and they prepare you to have a safe and exciting experience!"

  • Drive a Stock Car

  • July 09, 2010

  • 5

  • Los Angeles

"This was the biggest rush I have ever had! The whole experience was one of a kind and the most fun my boyfriend and I have ever had. The staff was extremely helpful in making me feel safe and confident and Cloud 9 was great in setting it up."

  • Drive a Stock Car

  • July 09, 2010

  • 5

  • Los Angeles

"This was a once in a lifetime experience. I had the time of my life. The staff at the track were very friendly and helpful. Thanks to Cloud Nine for this experience and making it so great."