7 Great Experiences…Race Cars

7 Great Experiences…Race Cars

Feed your urge to drive fast with one of these amazing driving experiences. From street to dirt, there is an experience for everyone.

 

Bondurant Racing School

  • Road Racing
  • Chandler, Arizona
  • bondurant.com
  • $1600 – $6000
  • 1 to 4 days

 

Track Info:

Part of Wild Horse Pass MotorSports Park facility. Bondurant operates in their own 60-acre area. They also have access to use three tracks at WHP MotorSports Park when needed.

Description:

Experiences range from high performance driving to full racing programs. Get behind the wheel of one of their 707-horsepower Supercharged 6.2L Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcats or open-wheel rotary-powered Formula Mazda racecars. Top-notch instructors will prepare you to drive to your potential before putting you in the driver’s seat. Their purpose-built race facility will push you to your limits.

 


 

Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School

  • Drag Racing
  • Various Locations (Kansas, Florida, Nevada, California, North Carolina, Ohio)
  • frankhawley.com
  • $400 – $2000+
  • 1 to 2 days

 

Track Info:

They offer courses at tracks all across the country.

  • Heartland Park, Topeka, KS
  • Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, FL
  • The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, CA
  • ZMax Dragway, Charlotte, NC
  • Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH

Description:

Drag racing experiences for everyone, from those with no experience to seasoned veterans. World-class instructors will prepare you to run your fastest ¼ mile before setting you loose on the drag strip. Whether you’re looking for a bucket list experience, or to get your drag racing license, this is the place for you.

 


 

Dirtfish Rally School

  • Rally Car
  • Snoqualmie, Washington
  • dirtfish.com
  • $475 – $4500
  • 2 hours to 3 days

 

Track Info:

Former lumber mill site located in the hills just east of Seattle. The 315 acre property boasts multiple “tracks” or configurations to suit different needs. There are still historical structures on the site that are incorporated into some of the track configurations.

Description:

They offer something for everyone, from a two-hour “taste” of rally car driving, to multi-day advanced rally car instruction. Their experienced instructors will prepare you to get on the track and push yourself further than you thought possible. The facility is the perfect setting for rally racing with a bit of everything; sun, rain, snow, dirt, gravel, tarmac, trees, buildings, and open spaces.

 


 

NASCAR Racing Experience

  • NASCAR
  • Various Locations (18 locations across the United States)
  • nascarracingexperience.com
  • $200 – $3100 (often run sales with 30% off)
  • Less than a day

 

Track Info:

All 18 locations are premier speedways across the United States. They are the same oval tracks that NASCAR uses.

Description:

This is the real deal NASCAR experience. The cars were driven by NASCAR drivers (it’s worth noting top speed is electronically limited). The tracks are NASCAR tracks, and the best part, there is passing. Yes, you can pass slower drivers that drive more like a pace car than a race car (this is not always the case for race experiences). It’s better than a wave around, but it’s certianly no chrome horn.

 


 

The Formula Experience

  • Formula Car
  • Various Locations (9 locations around the United States)
  • theformulaexperience.com
  • $300 – $3000
  • Less than a day

 

Track Info:

The tracks vary in type depending on location. Some are oval tracks, while others are road tracks.

Description:

Get the open cockpit, open-wheel experience in all its glory. After 45 minutes of instruction from a racing professional, you’ll grab your firesuit and helmet before heading to your car. Unleash your speed without a pace car or instructor by your side; just you and the road.

 


 

BMW Performance Driving School

  • Road racing and off-road driving
  • Two Locations – Greer, South Carolina and Thermal, California
  • bmwperformancecenter.com
  • 1 hour to 2 days
  • $300 – $4000

 

Track Info:

The North Carolina location is just outside the BMW assembly plant in Greer, NC, and has all the straight lines and curves to push their cars to the limits. There is even an off-road track to test your wits in the dirt.

The California location is at the Thermal Club in Thermal, California. It’s an amazing track with multiple circuits for full on racing. They also have an off-road track for getting your car dirty.

Description:

Whether you’re looking for an exhilerating experience, or a bit more formal driving school, this is the place to go. Learn high-performance driving techniques in a high-performance vehicle. They provide the cars, which are picked from the BMW lineup. Find out why they say BMW is the ultimate driving experience.

 


 

Exotics Racing

  • Road racing
  • Two Locations – Las Vegas, Nevada and Fontana, California
  • exoticsracing.com
  • Less than a day
  • $250 – $2500

 

Track Info:

They have two tracks in Las Vegas, both at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway just outside of Las Vegas. Their track in Fontana is at the Auto Club Speedway east of Los Angeles. All three tracks are designed by race car drivers for race car drivers.

Description:

They have over a dozen different super cars to choose from; Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren and more. You choose your car and the number of laps you want. After their instructors give you a safety and driving orientation, you head out to your car and drive. An instructor rides with you to help you find the perfect racing line.

 

Author: lbothwell

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