Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, PA
New Jersey Motorsports Park - Millville, NJ
Select Dates Spring - Fall:
AM Half Day Program - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
PM Half Day Program - 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Full Day Program - 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
*2017 dates for New Jersey Motorsports Park to be announced
Buckle up in one of the racing world's most elite vehicles! Formula 2000 Race Car Driving is your ticket to defying speed limits, as you learn what it takes to wield this set of wheels!
- Strap into a real 150 BHP Formula 2000 race car, pulling Gs and accelerating from zero to 60 MPH in just 4.2 seconds!
- Enjoy a blend of both classroom instruction and the sheer exhilaration of a practical car racing experience on the track itself.
- Half-day and full-day training session options are available to best satisfy a participant's need for speed!
- Originally started by a Formula One race car driving professional, the school is fully certified as an 'Authorized Competition Licensing School' by the Sports Car Club of America, and has been teaching students for 30+ years!
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and put the pedal to the metal from the driver's seat of the Formula 2000 Race Car Driving experience! No speed limit or oncoming traffic exists. Just a car loaded with horsepower and begging you unleash it on the track!
Your big day starts with an introductory classroom session, where you'll learn how to drive a race car. Find out what it takes to safely and most efficiently handle a powerful Formula 2000 vehicle, so you can get the most out of your track time. Professional instructors will train you on specs about the race car itself, as well as skills and techniques required for your race car driving experience.
Marvel at the mechanics and physics behind this popular sport, as pros enlighten you on the car's features and how they impact your speed. Such topics may include its reclining seat, open cockpit, Indy-style body, front and rear wings, open-wheel frame, and wide tires. And that's just the beginning! Once training wraps up, it will be time for you to drive a race car that's capable of going from zero to 60 MPH in just 4.2 seconds, and reaching speeds of up to 130 MPH. All thanks to its 150 BHP.
Finish up your classroom orientation with a live racing demonstration, then complete a practice run in a Volvo Sedan. This nicely-paced demo lap will give you a great feel for the lay of the track's land, so that you're more than ready to hop into the cockpit of your own race car!
Finally it's time to burn some rubber of your own! Suit up in the same race car driving gear worn by Formula 2000 pros. Once your racing suit and full-face helmet are securely fastened, strap into the driver's seat and prepare to peel out of pit road!
Your racing experience (track time) will depend on which training package and track location you've selected for your big day. And you can rest assured throughout the duration of your participation, you're in only the most capable of hands. The driving school was founded by a Formula One professional, and has been providing Formula 2000 Race Car Driving experiences for over 30 years. It has also gained full certification as an 'Authorized Competition Licensing School' by the Sports Car Club of America.
Half Day Program: Two 20-minute racing sessions or 30 laps of racing
Full Day Program: Four 20-minute racing sessions or 60 laps of racing
Pocono Raceway: The Pocono Raceway is one of the most sought-after destinations of the professional race car driving world. Its exterior track, known as the "Tricky Triangle" thanks to its unique shape, houses three interior road courses. All three courses are utilized, but only one is put to use for each Formula 2000 program date. The North Road Course is a 1.5-mile course including 2 straights (the longest being approximately 1,700 feet) and 9 turns. The South Road Course is one mile boasting 10 turns (including a hairpin) and 3 short straights. Finally, the East Road Course is 1.4 miles long, featuring 13 turns (including a hairpin) and 4 straights, with the longest spanning approximately 1,545 feet.
New Jersey Motorsports Park: One of the most unique and dynamic motorsports parks in the country, this world-class complex includes the signature Thunderbolt Raceway and Lightning Raceway. Both courses are used, but only one operates for each program date. The Thunderbolt Raceway features 2.25 miles of asphalt, 12 challenging turns and a 0.5-mile straightaway. The Lightning Raceway is a 1.9-mile circuit in the northern section of the park. This 10-corner race car driving turf is fast and challenging it boasts interesting and dramatic corners as well as elevation changes, all aimed at getting the adrenaline pumping!
- Must be able to operate a manual transmission
- Participants must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver's license
- Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign a release waiver
- Maximum height is 6'6" and maximum weight is 300 pounds
- Driving suit and helmet are included
- Feel free to bring drinks and snacks
- It is recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators; seating is limited
Half Day programs are 5 hours and Full Day programs are approximately 9.5 hours
Up to 18 per session
Friends and family are encouraged to come and watch! It is recommended for all spectators to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy while at the track as well as lawn chairs for seating.
This experience runs rain or shine. If a program is canceled due to inclement weather, only students present will receive a credit to take the course again. If you do not show up for your program and it is canceled due to weather, no refund or credit will be given.
What to Wear:
Please dress appropriately for expected weather conditions. Thin walking shoes are recommended; open-toe shoes are not allowed. A driving suit and helmet will be provided.
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 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed up to 21 days prior to the scheduled date for a $25.00 fee. If you reschedule your program 20 days to 8 days prior to the scheduled date, 25% of your tuition will be charged to schedule a new date. If you reschedule your program 7 days to 3 days prior to the scheduled date, 50% of your tuition will be charged to schedule a new date. Rescheduling is not permitted once you are within 3 days of your booked date and time. Cancellations within 3 days are considered a "no show" and you forfeit the entire tuition and no refunds or credits will be given.
What is the age requirement?
Participants must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver's license. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a release waiver.
What if there is inclement weather?
All programs run rain or shine. If a program is canceled due to inclement weather, only students present will receive a credit to take the course again. If you do not show up for your program and it is canceled due to weather, no refund or credit will be given.
Can I bring family and friends?
We encourage you to bring family and friends to watch, and remember to bring a camera! All guests and students must sign in upon arrival.
Do you offer photography or video of my experience?
Yes, in-car video is available and provides a unique opportunity to capture your experience on DVD that you can take with you upon the completion of your program. A professional photographer is also on hand to take pictures of your experience for a small fee.
Will I need insurance for the program in case there is damage to the car?
No, students are not held liable for damage in this program.
What is the difference between the Half Day and Full Day Formula Racing Package?
The only difference is that for the Full Day experience, the provider has more time to teach and the customer has more classroom and track time. During a Full Day you drive four 20-minute sessions which = 60 laps - and during a Half Day you drive two 20-minute sessions which = 30 Laps.
Do I need to know how to drive a stick?
Yes. To drive you are required to have experience in operating a manual transmission.
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"I participated in a half-day session at the Formula 2000 Racing program at Pocono Raceway, and I had a blast. The cars are quick enough but not too powerful to get you into trouble. The grip is good but I did end up spinning twice on a camber to off-camber turn transition. The banked oval back "straight" allowed us to really open up the cars in 4th gear. Transmissions aren't that difficult to get used to, as long as you've been driving manual trans for a while and heel-toeing. Staff/Instructors were very friendly and knowledgeable and really let everyone go as fast as their comfort level. I've had experience in open-cockpit, open-wheeled vehicles before (not go karts) and have been following many racing series for a while now. So my learning curve was probably quicker than most. My only gripe was the large amount of people that drove rather slow. In both 20 minute sessions, I maybe got in 3 clean laps each heat. But the half-day course really is a beginner's course, so I can't complain that much. Those working the track tried as much as they could to get the faster drivers out in front to have clean laps. Overall, I had a great time and experience. Cloud 9 Living was pretty seamless in their booking process and getting me all the required information quickly and clearly. Would definitely use them again in the future."
"Cloud 9 Living and the racing school have provided me with one of the best experiences of my entire life. I look forward to enjoying another track day experience with you again as soon as possible."
"I had a great time in the F2000 cars. The organization putting this program together is the Top Gun for this activity. I had a great day."