Drive an Indy Car at Auto Club

From: $530   Region: Los Angeles (View all 105 Los Angeles experiences)

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Location(s):

Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA

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AM times are typically 8:00 AM or 10:00 AM
PM times are typically 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM 

Do you have what it takes to drive an Indy Car? Experience the full sized, 600 horespower, open cock pit, open wheel, Indy-style racing machine!
  • School started by the legendary Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time
  • Full size, 600 horsepower Indy-style race cars
  • Options ranging from 8 to 32 minutes of racing (even 8 minutes is a long time at 150 MPH!)
  • No lead car and passing is allowed.
  • Receive a full color certificate printed with your top speed!


More detailed description >

Description:
Following the drivers' meeting and safety training with your crew chief, you'll get behind the wheel and drive a full sized, Indy-style race car for a timed session on the same super speedway the pros race on.

You can truly push your limits during this once-in-a-lifetime driving experience. There will be no lead cars or no pace car to hold you back, and passing is allowed! These conditions make for an authentic Indy Car experience.

You'll get one-on-one feedback and instruction from your personal racing instructor through an exclusive Racing Electronics in-car radio communications system.

Upon completion, you'll receive a full color graduate certificate printed with your top speed!

Add a Ride Along
Select one of our options that includes a 3 Lap Ride Along and let a professional driver show you the full potential of these amazing Indy-style race cars as he takes you on the ride of your life! It's the perfect addition for any driving package!

Auto Club Speedway
Don’t miss the opportunity to race on one of the elite superspeedways in the country! This asphalt superspeedway is a 2-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval track and has been the host of the IndyCar Series periodically since 2002. With a 3,100-foot front stretch you’ll be able to put the medal to the metal like a pro! 



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants must be between 5' - 6'4" tall, weigh between 100 - 250 lbs and be in good overall physical condition
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent
  • Participants do not need to know how to drive manual transmission (stick shift)
  • Pricing includes a $35 drivers fee that covers accidental insurance coverage, racing license, ear buds, and releases you from liability for any vehicle damage
  • Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy while at the track
  • Some seating is provided, however it's recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators

Duration:
All driving experiences will be completed within 3 hours.

Maximum Participants:
1 per car

Spectators:
Yes, we encourage you to bring friends and family to share in the experience. And don't forget to bring a camera!

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent, but may run in the rain. In the event the experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you may either reschedule for another available date directly with the experience provider, or they will issue you a gift card that you can use to reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rainouts. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

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 Living'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-0017



View FAQ's >

  1. 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 a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent at the track.
  2. 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 6'4" and 250 lbs, and must also be in good overall physical condition. Participants will be required to climb into the vehicle's cockpit with minimal assistance, which sits about 24'' off the ground.
  3. 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).
  4. Do I have to know how to drive stick shift?
    No.
  5. How will the program be structured?
    Following a one-hour pre-drive orientation/training session with the driving school's crew chief and professional instructors, you'll drive a real Indy-style race 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.
  6. What happens if I wreck a car?
    The price includes a $35 fee for a racing license and liability insurance. This releases you from all vehicle damage.
  7. 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.
  8. Can I choose my own race car?
    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.
  9. 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 reschedule later at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
  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, 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.

Customer Reviews:

  • Drive an Indy Car

  • April 23, 2014

  • 4-half

  • Los Angeles

"Highly professional , educational and efficient. It was a thrill. I gave the experience as a gift to my husband so - no driving or riding for me, but the vicarious thrill and the excitement was pumping! Never a dull moment. I really appreciated the professionalism of your entire staff! We really felt as though we were in great hands. Not sure if anything can be done about the static in the radio system, but that would help. If we could afford it, we would love to come again - and brings our sons next time :-) Thank you so much!"

  • Drive an Indy Car

  • April 04, 2013

  • 5

  • Los Angeles

"Had a extremely exciting time in my Indy car. Made me grin from ear to ear when I got out. I wasn't able to get to the maximum speed but the 140mph I achieved was thrilling. I know I will do better next time. Loved the experience."

  • Drive an Indy Car

  • October 26, 2012

  • 5

  • Los Angeles

"Incredible. If I had a bucket list the Indy Car track experience would be on it, but now it's checked off with a capital X! Really a GREAT time!"