Raceway Park - Englishtown, NJ
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- 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!
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 engines" 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!
You will make two, three or four runs (based on the package purchased) with the first run consisting of a long, smokey burnout, launching the car and a 330 foot pass. The distance of your 2nd run will be 1/8 mile.
For those with 3 or 4 run packages, your 3rd and 4th 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.
About Raceway Park: 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. Check it out for yourself and discover what it’s like to race on a pro drag racing track!
Racing doesn't get any better than this!
Participants must be at least 16 years of age, be between 5'0" and 6'5" tall, and weigh between 100 and 325 lbs. Participants must be capable of getting in and out of the dragster on their own.
Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.
Choose from 2, 3 or 4 runs, with or without a bonus Thrill Ride. Your entire experience will last approximately half of the day.
1 per car
Yes, and don't forget to bring a camera!
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 the experience is unable to run due to weather, the experience provider will reschedule your reservation at no cost.
What to Wear:
Dress comfortably, flat rubber-soled shoes and long pants are required. Layers are recommended for this experience. You will be provided with a racing jacket and helmet.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance.
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. Any rescheduling prior to 30 days before a scheduled date will be subject to a $50.00 administration fee. No rescheduling will be allowed within 30 days of your confirmed date.
Do I need to know how to drive manual transmission (stickshift)?
No, all of the cars are automatic transmission.
Can spectators sit in on the orientation class?
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"That was an amazing experience to drive a dragster for 3 runs! The staff and crew at Doug Foley's was so helpful and very friendly! I would recommend this to anyone interested in a thrill ride!"
"The Drive a Dragster experience was by far the most fun I have ever had behind the wheel of any vehicle ever and honestly can't wait to do it again because I will certainly do it at least one more time. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and helpful but also very personable. It was easy to tell that they have as much fun with it as anyone that is there for the experience. To me it almost seemed like they were there for their own enjoyment instead of treating it like a job, which in turn made it even more enjoyable for me if it were even possible to be more of a great experience. Thanks Cloud 9"
"Thank you to Doug Foley and crew. I have waited 36 years to experience driving a dragster (9.94 @ 130 mph) and it was awesome. I would highly recommend this experience. Can't wait to do it again!"