Stock Car Ride Along at Thompson
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Real cars, real track, real fast! Experience the thrill of racing as a professional speeds you around the track in a 2-seat Sprint Cup style stock car at Thompson International Speedway!Full Description>
- 500 horsepower and top speeds up to 100 MPH heading into the corners
- All cars have raced in competition, one even sat front row at The Daytona 500
- Racing suits and helmets included
- To drive the car yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car experience!
Prepare for the fastest ride of your life! Strap on your helmet and racing suit, and buckle up for a high-speed adventure on one of the country's most exhilarating speedways.
Your expert instructor will take you on the ride of your life as you hit racing speeds over 100 MPH!
Thompson International Speedway
The crown jewel of short track racing in the northeast, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is a 5/8-mile, high-banked, asphalt, oval track that was once known as the Indianapolis of the East. It was the first asphalt-paved oval racing track in the United States.
- Participants must be at least 12 years of age, weigh between 140 - 300 pounds and be between 5'5" - 6'4" tall
- Participants must be able to fit through a standard-size car window to enter the vehicle; may be difficult if participant weighs over 300 pounds, is taller than 6'4" or has a waist size over 50 inches
DurationPlan on being at the track between 1-1.5 hours to allow time to sign in, complete your ride along, take photos, etc.
Maximum Participants1 participant per car
SpectatorsIt is encouraged to bring friends and family! Limited seating is provided, so it is recommended to bring lawn chairs for guaranteed seating.
Weather DependentThis experience is weather dependent, however, the experience may run in the rain. In the event the experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with our experience provider at no additional cost. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To WearWear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed-toe shoes. Please note, boots are not allowed. A driving suit and helmet will be provided.
Booking InformationFor this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance.
Cancellation PolicyPrior 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, no returns or exchanges are allowed. Outside of 30 days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason, you will be required to pay a $50 processing fee. If you need to reschedule for any reason inside 30 days of your scheduled date, the fee will be 50% of your class tuition. No cancellations or rescheduling is allowed within 7 days of the booked date. Substitutions are permitted to avoid these penalties.
How old do I have to be?
Passengers for Ride-Alongs must be 12 yrs. old or older. If the participant is under 18, the parent or guardian must be present for the experience.
Do you offer photography or video of my experience?
Yes, our provider offers in-car videos and professional digital photography to remember your day at the racetrack. In-Car DVD package for Ride Alongs cost $40.
What types of cars are available?
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup cars including Chevrolet Monte Carlos, Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Charger, & Ford Taurus. Two Open-Wheel NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour cars round out your selection.
Are there other requirements?
Yes. Participants must be between 5'5" and 6'4" tall, weigh at least 140-300 pounds and have a waist size no bigger than 50 inches. The doors on the cars do not open, so the participant must be able to fit into a standard size car window (15" high x 30" wide and 36" off the ground). If you're near the limits of the size requirements, please call prior to purchasing. There will be no refund due to a student's inability to fit in a race car.
What if it rains?
In the event your session is canceled due to weather conditions, you will be provided a rain check good for one year from your original booked date to complete your program. Refunds will not be offered.
Do I need to bring anything?
No, everything is provided for you. You should dress comfortably with a T-shirt that will fit under the driving suit, and sneakers (NO BOOTS). Friends and family, cameras and video cameras are encouraged.
What is the 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. Outside of thirty (30) days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason you will be required to pay a $50 processing fee. Inside of thirty (30) days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason the fee will be 50% of your class tuition. No cancellations or rescheduling allowed within 7 days of the event for any reason. Substitutions of an otherwise qualified driver to avoid these penalties are permitted.
What is the track like?
The crown jewel in short track racing in the northeast, Thompson International Speedway is a 5/8 mile high banked asphalt oval track that was once known as the Indianapolis of the East. It was the first asphalt-paved racing oval track in the United States. Length: 5/8 Mile, Banking: 26 Degrees, Track Shape: High Banked Oval
- How old do I have to be?