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Stock Car Ride Along

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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Overview

Prepare for the thrill of a lifetime as a professional driver takes you on a Stock Car Ride Along at Thompson International Speedway!

  • Ride in a 560-plus horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car
  • All stock cars used for this experience have raced in competitions 
  • Racing suits and helmets are included
  • Buckle up and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime Stock Car Ride Along at Thompson International Speedway! 
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park - Thompson, CT
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AM times are typically 9:00 to 11:00
PM times are typically 12:00 to 3:00

 

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    Essential Information
    • Participants must be at least 14 years of age for the ride along 
    • Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by both parents or guardians and they must be present at the track on the day of the ride along
    • Participants must be between 125 - 340 pounds and 5'2" - 6'4" 
    • Participants must be able to fit through a standard-size car window to enter and exit the vehicle
    Duration
    Plan on being at the track between 1-1.5 hours to allow time to sign in, complete your ride along, and take photos.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    The ride along is for 1 participant per car.
    Spectators
    You are welcome to bring family members or friends to watch, there are ample spots at the track for your audience. Please keep the weather in mind as this is an outdoor event.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. In the event the experience is canceled 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 Wear
    Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and soft sole closed-toe shoes. Please note, boots are not allowed. A driving suit and helmet will be provided.

    Please note: These COVID-19 safety measures are subject to change as our experience providers work to provide you the safest possible experience and adapt to local guidelines.

    For this experience, our partners are taking additional measure to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. They are sanitizing all common surfaces, driving safety equipment and vehicles after each drive. All participants will be issued a clean head sock for their event and the team at the track will also be providing goggles and gloves. All team members will be required to wear a face mask at all times and there will be hand sanitizer available around various locations at the track. Our partners kindly ask that all guests please bring and wear their own face mask and remain 6 feet apart during the experience. All participants who are feeling symptomatic or have traveled to a high-risk area are asked to reschedule your experience.

    Is there a minimum age?

    Passengers for the ride along must be at least 14 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by both parents or guardians and they must be present at the track on the day of the ride along. 

    Do you offer photography or video of my experience?

    Yes! In-car video and professional digital photography are available for an additional cost.
    Packages start at $49 (subject to change). 

    What types of cars are available?

    All of the cars are race cars previously used in NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR Whelen
    Modified Tour or NASCAR Busch Series. 

    Are there other requirements?

    Yes, drivers must be between 5’2” and 6’4” tall and weigh at least 125 pounds. Participants
    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 contact prior to purchasing. There will
    be no refund due to the 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

    Extended Holiday Return Policy

    To make your holiday shopping a bit less stressful, any Experience Voucher or Gift Certificate purchased between November 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 can be returned through January 31, 2021 free of charge (all other return policies apply).

    Returns
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Exchanges
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

    Cancellation Policy

    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.

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