NASCAR Ride Along

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Gateway International Raceway - Madison, IL


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Real cars, real track, real fast! Get ready for the ride of your life with the NASCAR Ride Along experience at the Gateway Motorsports Park!
  • Full-size, 600 horsepower NASCAR style race cars
  • Racecar driving suit and helmet included
  • Ride for 3 laps with a professional racecar driving instructor, and reach top racing speeds up to 150 MPH!
  • To Actually Drive The Car Yourself, Click Here!

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Strap on your helmet, buckle up, and hold on tight! With the NASCAR Ride Along experience, you're in for a high-speed adventure unlike any other at the Gateway Motorsports Park!

Ride as a passenger in a full-size, 600 horsepower NASCAR style race car, and get closer to the action than ever before. Your professional driver will hit top speeds of 150 MPH. Enjoy the exhilarating freedom of speed-hungry straightaways, and brace yourself as your driver takes on the curves of the track at a pace that will satisfy even the biggest adrenaline appetite!

About the Gateway Motorsports Park

This premier Motorsports Park, located in Madison, IL, just outside of St. Louis, is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the region. It is a 1.25-mile, oval track with 3 degree straightaways and 9 and 11 degree banking turns! This track is sure to satisfy any adrenaline appetite, so don't miss your chance to experience NASCAR racing from the best seat in the house!

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Essential Information:

  • Must be able to climb through a window opening that is 15" high x 30" wide and sits 36" off the ground
  • Racing suits are available up to size 4XL
  • At least 14 years old to participate
  • 18 & under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Photo & In-Car Videos are available for purchase at the track

Plan to be at the track for approximately 1 - 1.5 hours.

Maximum Participants:
1 per car

Absolutely! The track has a special seating area set up where family and friends can watch, and don't forget a camera to capture your experience!

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact your experience provider in advance, especially if inclement weather is predicted.

What to Wear:
Wear your own comfortable, weather/season appropriate attire and close-toed shoes. A racing suit will be provided at the track which you will wear over your own clothing. Sandals, flip-flops and heels are not permitted.

Booking Information:

It is recommended to book 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, all bookings are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed once you have scheduled a date. For rescheduling more than 30 days prior to your scheduled experience date, a $75 fee will be charged. No cancellations or rescheduling may be made less than 30 days prior to your scheduled experience date.

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  1. Are there age restrictions?
    Participants must be at least 14 years old. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  2. Are there weight or height restrictions?
    The cars do not have doors and participants must be able to climb through a 15" high by 30" wide window that sits 36" from the ground. Driving suits are available up to size 4XL.
  3. What types of cars are used?
    You will ride in a 600 horsepower NASCAR-style race car that has a 4 speed manual transmission.
  4. What is provided and what should I wear?
    All participants are provided with a regulation helmet and a driver's suit. Participants need to wear socks, close-toed shoes and clothing that will be comfortable under the driver's suit.
  5. Can family and friends come to watch?
    The more the merrier! The track has a special seating area for spectators. Seating may be limited in this area, so we suggest guests bring lawn chairs. A camera is also highly recommended!
  6. Are foods or beverages available at the track?
    Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase at the merchandise center. However, feel free to bring your own snacks/picnic and drinks to enjoy while you are at the track.
  7. Are any photo or video packages of my experience available?
    Yes, both photo and video packages are available for purchase directly at the track. Photo prices start at $20 and video prices at $49 (subject to change).

Customer Reviews:

  • NASCAR Ride Along

  • August 09, 2016

  • 5

  • St Louis

"It was a top-notch experience."