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Stock Car Ride Along Thompson International Speedway
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Stock Car Ride Along

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Get ready to experince the adrenaline rish of a lifetime as you ride shotgun in a Sprint Cup style stock car! Let your professional driver get you as close to the action as possible at the Thompson International Speedway!

  • Ride in a 500 horsepower sprint cup style stock car that has been raced in competition
  • Hit top speeds of 100+ MPH, which on a high banked track is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!
  • Racecar driving suit & helmet included
  • To actually drive the car yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car experience!

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  • Get ready to experince the adrenaline rish of a lifetime as you ride shotgun in a Sprint Cup style stock car! Let your professional driver get you as close to the action as possible at the Thompson International Speedway!

    • Ride in a 500 horsepower sprint cup style stock car that has been raced in competition
    • Hit top speeds of 100+ MPH, which on a high banked track is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!
    • Racecar driving suit & helmet included
    • To actually drive the car yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car experience!

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  • It's time to strap on your helmet and buckle up for the most exhilarating ride of your life! Let a professional driver hit top racing speeds with you riding shotgun at the Thompson International Speedway.

    Ride in a real, 500 horsepower, Sprint Cup style stock car for 3 or 6 laps. Hold on tight, as you hit speeds up to 100+ MPH on a high banked track!

    About the Thompson International Speedway
    The Thompson International Speedway is the crown jewel of short track racing in the northeast. It is a 5/8-mile, high banked, oval track that was once known as the Indianapolis of the Easy. It was the first asphalt-paved oval racing track in the United States. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience this track for yourself!

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  • Essential Information

    • 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

    Duration

    Please plan on being at the track approximately 1-1.5 hours to allow time to sign in, complete your ride along, take photos, etc.

    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

    1 person per car

    Spectators

    Friends and family, cameras and video cameras are encouraged.

    Weather Dependent

    This experience is weather dependent; however the experience may run in the rain. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions. In the event that the experience is unable to run due to weather, the experience provider will reschedule your reservation at no cost.

    What To Wear

    Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed toed shoes, no boots. A driving suit and helmet is provided.

    Booking Information

    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days 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, 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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    DRI-CON-0003

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    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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

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Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park - Thompson, CT

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