Gateway International Raceway - Madison, IL
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* 2017 dates to be announced
- Full-size, 600 horsepower Sprint Cup Style stock 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!
Strap on your helmet, buckle up, and hold on tight! With the Stock Car 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 Sprint Cup style stock 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!
- 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 3XL
- At least 14 years old to participate
- 18 & under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
- Photo & In-Car Video DVDs are available for purchase at the track
3 Laps of Racing; total time at track approximately 30 - 60 minutes.
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!
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact your experience provider in the event of inclement weather. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, you will be given the option to reschedule your Ride Along for a mutually agreeable date or be issued a rain certificate.
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.
It is recommended to book at least 30 days in advance. Upon final confirmation of a booking request, an Access Card will be mailed to you. You must bring the Access Card with you to the track to participate in your ride along experience.
If your scheduled date no longer works for you or there is a weather cancellation, please hold onto your Access Card as you can simply take the card to the track on another scheduled date.
Once you have received the Access Card, you also have the option to schedule a specific appointment for your ride along directly with the experience provider. If you choose to do so, please note that all bookings will be final and no changes can be made to your confirmed time.
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 for your ride along, you will be mailed an Access Card which will be used for your admission to the ride along experience. If you cannot attend your scheduled date, hold onto your Access Card as it may be used on any date that the ride along experience is being offered by the experience provider at your particular track location. However, once you have received the Access Card, you have the option to schedule an appointment for your ride along directly with the experience provider, but please note that all bookings are final if you choose to schedule a specific time.
What types of cars are used?
600 horsepower NASCAR-style stock cars that have 4 speed manual transmissions.
What is provided and what do I need to bring?
All participants are provided with a regulation helmet and safety device, as well as a driver's suit. Participants need to wear socks, closed-toed shoes, and clothes that will be comfortable under the driver's suit.
Are there weight or height restrictions?
Not exactly; however, the cars do not have doors. Participants must have the ability to climb through a 15" high by 30" wide window that sits 36" from the ground. Driving suits are available up to size 3XL.
Are there age restrictions?
Ride Along programs require all participants to be at least 14 years old. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Can family and friends come to watch?
Absolutely! The tracks have a special seating area set-up where family and friends can watch, and don't forget the camera!
Are foods or beverages available at the track?
Snacks and refreshments are available for purchase at the merchandise trailer.
Are any photo or video packages of my experience available?
Yes. DVDs of your experience taken from an in-car video camera are available for purchase directly at the track starting at approximately $39 for Ride Along packages, and photo packages of your experience are available starting at approximately $20.
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