Dragster Thrill Ride

From: $149   


Gateway Motorsports Park - Madison, IL


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Saturday - August 12, 2017 SOLD OUT

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Prepare for the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as a professional driver takes you on the ultimate thrill ride in a 2 seated, 800 horsepower dragster!
  • Racing school founded by racing legend Doug Foley
  • Start with a long smoky burnout before your driver stages the racecar and takes the launch
  • Cover hundreds of feet in just a second and reach speeds over 140 mph
  • Experience the feeling of a couple G-Forces as you accelerate faster than you ever have before!
  • To actually drive the Dragster yourself, Click Here!

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Have you ever watched cars travel down a racetrack at unbelievable speeds and wondered what that would feel like? Well, this is your opportunity!

Let a highly experienced professional instructor suit you up in the provided proper safety equipment, get you belted in to this 800 hp Monster and take you for the ride of your life.

Your instructor has years of professional experience in drag racing and will provide you all necessary instruction before your run.

With a long smokey burnout and a couple of G-Forces off the starting line you will be wondering why you have never done this before!

About Gateway Motorsports Park: Gateway Motorsports Park is located just east of St. Louis, Missouri in Madison, Illinois. The motorsports park is over 200 acres and is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the region. It features a 0.25-mile drag strip and hosts a NHRA event each year. Check it out for yourself and experience the thrill of a lifetime!

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Available August 12, 2017 only. August 12th date is sold out.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age
  • All participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign the release form
  • Height requirement is 5'0" - 6'5" tall; weight 100 - 325 pounds
  • Individuals must be capable of getting in and out of the dragster with no assistance

Your entire experience will last approximately 1 hour.

Maximum Participants:
1 per car

Yes, and don't forget to bring a camera!

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent; however classes may run on a rain delay. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event that classes are 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 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'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.

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  1. Are there any age requirements?
    All participants must be at least 16 years of age. 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.

Customer Reviews:

  • Dragster Thrill Ride

  • July 26, 2016

  • 4-half

  • St Louis

"The only problem was I was not told where/when to get ready for ride along. After the suit-up, all was good."

  • Dragster Thrill Ride

  • September 15, 2014

  • 5

  • St Louis

"I had good experience even though the weather and cars didnt cooperate. I was lucky to have been able to get my ride in because it would not have been convenient for me to rescedule because of where I live in Ontario Canada and the race tracks used. The organizers did everything they could to make this a great time."