Drive a Dragster

From: $349   Region: New Jersey (View all 38 New Jersey experiences)

Location(s):

Raceway Park - Englishtown, NJ
Maple Grove Raceway - Mohnton, PA

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Experience the thrill of driving a real life Dragster and feel a rush of speed and acceleration like nothing else!
  • Your experience will start with a safety orientation followed by a quick demo run down the track in the club van
  • A crew member will get you belted in and ready to go as you pull a smoky burnout, stage the car and launch from the start line
  • Learn from the best - school founded by Drag Racing legend Doug Foley
  • If you've always dreamed of driving a dragster, this is your chance!


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Description:
It's your turn to experience the thrill of driving a dragster!

Your experience starts with a classroom orientation session where you will learn basic safety precautions and operational procedures. Then you'll head out to the track for a quick demo run and a ride down the track with an instructor in the club van.

Now it's time to "start your engine" as a crew member gets you all belted in and ready to go.

As soon as your foot hits the pedal, get ready to leave everyone in the dust as your car accelerates to speeds well over 100 MPH in just seconds!

Packages offer 2, 3 or 4 runs. The first run consisting of a long, smokey burnout, launching the car and a 330-foot pass. The distance of your second run will be 1/8 mile.

For those with 3 or 4 run packages, your third and fourth runs will will be the full 1/4 mile distance, and you can expect to hit speeds over 130 mph!

Bonus Ride Along Options: Choose one of the options with the Bonus Thrill Ride and ride as a passenger in a 2 seat dragster with a professional driver behind the wheel.

Racing Location Options:
Raceway Park in Englishtown: Known as one of the most exhilarating drag racing venues in the world by racing enthusiasts and drivers alike, New Jersey Motorsports Park boasts the finest in timing, track maintenance equipment and unrelenting record-setting performances.

Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton: Since opening in 1962, Maple Grove Raceway has hosted NHRA Drag Racing in addition to many other specialized automotive-oriented events. The raceway features a 0.25-mile straight racetrack famous for many firsts in drag racing history.

Racing doesn't get any better than this!



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age and possess a valid driver's license
  • Height requirement is 5'0" - 6'5" tall; weight 100 - 325 pounds
  • Individuals must be capable of getting in and out of the dragster on his/her own
  • Participants required to sign a Liability Release Form; participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign the waiver

Duration:
Choose from 2, 3 or 4 runs, with or without a bonus Thrill Ride. The entire experience will last approximately half of the day.

Maximum Participants:
1 participant per car

Spectators:
Yes, we encourage you to bring friends and family to watch.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent, however, classes may run in the rain. In the event or a cancellation due to inclement weather, the experience provider will reschedule your reservation at no cost. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this experience. You will be provided with all racing gear except shoes.

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 Living'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. Rescheduling prior to 30 days before your scheduled date will be subject to a $50.00 administration fee. No rescheduling will be allowed within 30 days of your confirmed date.

Experience ID:
DRI-NJE-0004



View FAQ's >

  1. Are there age requirements?
    All participants must be at least 16 years of age and possess a valid driver's license. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign a Liability Release Form.
  2. Are there physical requirements?
    Participants must be between 5'0" - 6'5" tall, weigh between 100 - 325 pounds and be capable of getting in and out of the dragster on their own.
  3. Do I need to know how to drive manual transmission (stickshift)?
    No, all of the cars are automatic transmission.
  4. Can spectators sit in on the orientation class?
    Yes, friends and family are welcome to sit in on the orientation class.

Customer Reviews:

  • Drive a Dragster

  • June 24, 2013

  • 5

  • New Jersey

"The dragster experience was awesome. The instructors were professional,courteous and took the time and effort to explain everything that was needed to make this a memorable time. I would highly recommend this unforgettable experience to all drag racing fans."

  • Drive a Dragster

  • June 25, 2010

  • 5

  • New Jersey

"Giving a thumbs up after I had the fastest time on the track @ 9.84 quarter mile!"