Ride & Drive a Stock Car - Dover

From: $509   Region: Washington DC (View all 67 Washington DC experiences)

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Location(s):

Dover International Speedway; Dover, DE

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The ultimate racing experience - first ride 4 laps with a professional driver, then get behind the wheel for the ultimate racing thrill!
  • Meticulously prepared 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock cars
  • Located at one of the greatest tracks in racing, the "Monster Mile"
  • Racing suits and helmets included
  • Combine the thrill of riding with a professional driver with the excitement of pushing your limits behind the wheel!


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Description:

Can't decide whether you want to feel the rush of riding as a passenger with a professional driver pushing the limits of a 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car, or if you want to get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of racing yourself?

You don't have to! With this experience, you get the best of both worlds.

Start out by riding as a passenger with a professional driver, exceeding speeds of 120 mph on one of racing's legendary tracks, Dover International Speedway. This one-mile track has over 3420 feet of corners and 1800 feet of straightaway action, earning it the name "The Monster Mile."

After you get your heart pumping with your ride along, get behind the wheel and fire up your engines as you unleash on the track for some adrenaline-amplifying race action.

You're in for the experience of a lifetime, so hang on tight!



Key Info >

Essential Information:

You will need to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your program start time.

As this experience includes a driving portion, all participants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.

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. 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.

An automatic transmission vehicle is available for those unable to drive manual transmission.

Video: All cars have incredible "In-Car Video" cameras showcasing your driving skills. They include a professionally done intro before displaying your footage capturing your experience. Video packages are available for purchase directly from the experience provider at the track.

Duration:
Experience takes 3-5 hours total depending on package selected. Includes safety overview, instruction, van ride orientation around track, 4 Laps Ride Along, driving laps, and personal time.

Maximum Participants:
1 passenger per vehicle

Spectators:
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.

Weather Dependent:
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 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.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 3-4 weeks 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, 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.

Experience ID:
DRI-WAS-0020



View FAQ's >

  1. Do I need a driver's license?
    Yes. As this experience involves a driving portion, all participants must have a valid (legal and not expired), government-issued driver's license (from any country).
  2. Are there any age requirements?
    As this experience involves a driving portion, all participants must be 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Do I have to know how to drive stickshift?
    No, if you're a little rusty there is an automatic transmission car available to accommodate you.
  6. What kind of car will I drive?
    Real 600 horsepower, Sprint Cup style race cars.
  7. How fast can 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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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Customer Reviews:

  • Ride & Drive a Stock Car - Dover

  • May 06, 2014

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"Everyone at Monster Racing was great and very professional. Very knowledgeable and they really just wanted everyone to have a great time. They were not only great to me but also to my wife, who was just watching the fun. Had a fantastic time and will highly recommend the experience to others."

  • Ride & Drive a Stock Car - Dover

  • September 11, 2013

  • 5

  • Washington DC

"Overall great experience. The booking process was easy and the booking agents where very professional and quick to respond. The staff at the track are amazing. They really enjoy what they do and are very knowledgable. The instructors are courteous and know how to keep you at ease during your experience. I will definitely be a repeat customer. "

  • Ride & Drive a Stock Car - Dover

  • June 17, 2013

  • 4

  • Washington DC

"Helmets, were sreacked and nicked. The surface area would be used for advertising and logos. Brand the helmet. I had no idea of what the company name is till I returned home. A padded set backing would have been nice. The burshers are great however some of the text on the hand outs mailed to me was a Little militant. Soften up the wording of what your trying to say. Extra point should go to your driver from Bulgaria Tennessee he was very informitiive. To the man checking in the drivers to the car I'm still waiting for the foot race. Jk lol I would like to order the video of my ride. K Joe Hill"