Richmond International Raceway - Richmond, VA
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- School founded by legendary Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time
- Experience 3 or 6 laps of excitement
- Ride with a professional instructor and hit top speeds of 150 MPH
- To Actually Drive The Car Yourself, Click Here!
Prepare to climb aboard a 600-horsepower, 2-seat Indy Style race car for the thrill of a lifetime!
Sit back and hold tight as you ride shotgun with a professional racing instructor hitting speeds of 150 MPH. Like Mario Andretti, the racing legend who started this experience, you'll be going full throttle with g-forces guaranteed to take your breath away.
Richmond International Raceway:
Known as America's Premier Short Track, Richmond International Raceway hosted an IZOD IndyCar Series race every June until 2009. This 0.75-mile, D-shaped, oval track has 14 degree turns, a 1,290-foot front stretch and an 860-foot back stretch guaranteed to give you the thrill of your life!
- Must be between 5'0" - 6'4" tall, weigh between 100 - 250 pounds and be in good overall physical condition
- Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign a consent form
- Feel free to bring drinks and snacks
This experience includes 3 or 6 laps, depending on the option selected. Plan to be at the track approximately 2 - 3 hours.
1 per car
Friends and family are encouraged to join you and bring a camera to capture your experience! Limited seating is provided, it is recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators.
This experience is weather dependent, but may run in the rain. In the event the experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you may either reschedule for another available date directly with the experience provider, or they will issue you a gift card that you can use to reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rainouts. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Comfortable, casual clothing depending on the time of year. Closed-toe shoes are required (tennis shoes are recommended). Sandals, flip-flops and heels are not permitted.
For this experience we recommend booking 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 all bookings are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed once you have scheduled a date. If you need to reschedule, you have up until 30 days prior to your reservation to make changes for a $50 administrative fee. Once you are within 30 days of the event, you are then locked in to that date and time and no changes can be made.
What are the age requirements?
There are no age requirements, however all participants must be at least 5'0'' and 100 pounds. 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 overall physical condition and at least 5'0" and 100 pounds in order to participate. Due to the restraints of the Indy car, participants may not exceed 6'4" and 250 pounds. All participants will be required to climb into the vehicle's cockpit with minimal assistance which sits about 24'' off the ground.
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 kind of race cars are used?
The cars used are 600 horsepower, open-wheel Indy race cars. For the ride along experience participants sit in the back cockpit seat of the vehicle.
What is the policy on rain-outs?
If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the racing school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date or issue you a gift card that you can use at a later date. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
Can I bring my own helmet?
The racing school will provide you with a helmet, however, if you have your own helmet you are welcome to bring it for possible use. It will be subject to inspection and approval for use by the Track Operator.
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"Got there, checked in, and I was ready to go. When my turn came, I was given instructions on how to sit in the car, was strapped in, and off we went. We came back and I was assisted out of the car. In all that time, there was no communication either with the people assisting me in/out of the car or with the driver. My helmet had audio (I assume as there was a jack protruding from it), but was not plugged in to listen to/hear anything. Who was my driver? I don't know. How fast did we go? I don't know. A little more communication would go a long way to make the experience better. Oh, by the way, I felt cheated when the car returned to the pit. I expected three full laps on the track."