Dover International Speedway; Dover, DE
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- 4 or 8 Laps of pure adrenaline, topping speeds of 120 mph, the ultimate ride of a lifetime!
- Meticulously prepared, 600 HP Sprint Cup style stock cars
- Racing suits and helmets included
- To Actually Drive The Car Yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car at Dover experience!
Experience real life racing thrills by riding shotgun in a meticulously prepared 600 HP Sprint Cup style stock car on the legendary 1 mile concrete track, Dover International Speedway.
With a professional instructor behind the wheel you will feel the excitement of Stock Car racing as you hit speeds exceeding 120 MPH.
The track has over 3420 feet of corners & only 1800 feet of straight away, making the track more physically difficult than most and has been properly coined "the Monster Mile".
You're in for the ride of your life, so hang on tight!
Participants must be at least 14 years old. Any participants under 18 requires an original waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Participants must be in good health, and be able to enter and exit the car through a window opening 15" high x 30" wide, sitting 36" off the ground, with little or no assistance. Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'', and a maximum of 6'5" with a maximum waistline of 54".
Please call Cloud 9 Living prior to purchase if there is any question surrounding participant meeting these height/weight/physical requirements, to ensure participation is possible.
Ride Along: 4 lap and 8 lap option. Plan to be at the track 1-2 hours for the Ride Along option.
1 passenger per vehicle
Yes. We encourage you to have friends and family share in the experience with you and have cameras ready! Spectators can spend the whole session with you in the pits (except while you're out on the racetrack) to make the day even more memorable. At the start of the session everyone (including spectators) will be given a van ride around the track.
Like any outdoor venue, we will be there despite anyone's forecast of the weather. YOU MUST SHOW RAIN OR SHINE. We will make every effort to conduct the session as scheduled and look forward to you being there. For the record, there are NO refunds given to no-shows. In the event a session is rained out, all participants scheduled, including no-shows, are returned to the unassigned pool with one year in which to reschedule their experience.
What to Wear:
A helmet and driving suit will be provided. Comfortable pants and a t-shirt should be worn underneath the suit and closed toe shoes or sneakers are required. You may bring your own helmet or driving suit with you, however they will need to be approved at the track on the day of your event.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 4 weeks 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, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 14 days from the date you submitted your booking request. Rescheduling outside of the 14 days will incur a $50 fee. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.
What are the age requirements?
Passengers must be 14 years old and at least 5'0". Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who must give written consent.
Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
Participants must be in good health, and be able to enter and exit the car unassisted through a window opening 15" high x 30" wide, sitting 36" off the ground, with little or no assistance. Participants must have a waistline (from bellybutton to mid-back) no larger than 54" and be no taller than 6'5". Please call Cloud 9 Living prior to purchase if there is any question surrounding participant meeting these height/weight/physical requirements, to ensure participation is possible.
Do I need a driver's license?
No, a driver's license is not required for the ride along. However, please have a valid photo ID handy for registration purposes at the track on the day of your experience.
What is the track like?
Dover International Speedway, nicknamed the "Monster Mile," is a one-mile (1.6 km) race track located in Dover, Delaware. The speedway surface is concrete; most NASCAR track surfaces are asphalt. Dover is one of three concrete ovals used in NASCAR's three major series. Distance: 1 mile; shape: oval; banking: 24-degree turns, 9-degree straightaways.
What kind of car will I be riding in?
Real 600 horsepower, Sprint Cup style race cars.
How fast will I go?
FAST! Participants can reach speeds of up to 120 MPH. The "Monster Mile" track has over 3420 feet of corners and only 1800 feet of straight-away. So when you're hugging the wall on a curve at top speeds, the thrill and excitement is unbelievable!
Can guests come along to the track?
Yes. We encourage you to have friends and family share in the experience with you and have cameras ready! The driving school will provide a special van ride for any visitors, which will take them around the track and provide a brief track and sport history. The track will also have a special seating area available for guests to safely watch the action. We recommend that your spectators bring blankets/lawnchairs, as seating in this area is sometimes limited.
How far in advance should I book?
For this experience, it is recommended to book at least 4 weeks in advance of your desired date.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable, climate-appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes. A driving suit (worn over your clothing) and helmet will be provided to all participants.
Can I bring my own gear?
Participants are welcome to bring their own helmet and driving suit. The helmet must be SA2000 and the suit must be at least a single layer Nomex. All participant gear will be inspected by the Track Operator for formal approval on the day of the experience. The driving school will provide a replacement if the participant is not authorized to use any of his/her own gear.
What is the policy on rain-outs?
This experience is weather dependent. However, it does run in the rain. Every effort will be made to operate all sessions. You are required to report to the track and register in person on your scheduled date, regardless of current or forecasted conditions, unless otherwise previously contacted directly by the driving school. Failure to report to the track in person will result in a no-show, thereby forfeiting your opportunity to participate in the experience. Refunds are not provided for no-shows or weather-related cancellations. In the event that the driving school cancels your session, you will be provided a rain check good for one year from that date to complete your program.
What is the cancellation policy?
Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 14 days from the date you submitted your booking request. Rescheduling outside of the 14 days will incur a $50 fee. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.
Do you have any suggestions for local area lodging?
Accommodations are available in the area. We recommend that you contact the either Dover International Speedway or Dover, Delaware's local Chamber of Commerce for further information.
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"Great experience and am suggesting it to friends and family. Everyone was pleasant, approachable and professional. I felt that safety was one of their major concerns, which was very nice to see."
" Really appreciated that they were able to fit me in when I booked two days before event. Would have been nice to actually have driving instructions with initial email rather than telling us to trust GPS as some of the road names near the Speedway had been changed. Once we got there, we were processed well and taken onto the track by Shuttle with short blurb by driver. One of my favorite parts was here when we were in the van on the track, feeling like the van would tumble over because of the steep grade. However, then things slowed down to molasses. It was unclear why but they left us to ourselves for at least 30 minutes while they were checking the cars mostly, it wasn't clear why the delay--but it seemed like it could have been done before we arrived. Finally, we were told we could get on the track and look at the cars and take pictures for what seemed like way too long of a time--like another 20 minutes. Finally, we were assembled and given directions. Things moved more quickly from there. Once in the car, the 4 laps lasted about 2 minutes--with little variety, no real sense of what it would be like to be in a race--to pass a car or be passed, information about things the driver has to be aware of, etc. First lap was fun, other 3 were just more of same. Perhaps having upgraded my gift to driving the car would have been a much better experience as this sounded a lot more fun than it actually was. "
"We enjoyed our experience at the track, so much so, we are booking another for September - this time with an entire crew!"