Imagine diving into a tight corner on a real race track in one of the world's fastest road cars, heavy on the brakes as you steer into the apex. This exotic car driving experience makes that dream a reality. Take the wheel of two different 500-horsepower monsters for six laps of driving excitement at Gateway Motorsports Park outside of St. Louis.
The course at Gateway Motorsports Park is 1.25 miles of driving nirvana. Its seven turns combine the best elements of a road course and a banked oval, giving you the opportunity to tackle tight corners and go flat out on a 1700-foot straightaway. The track is nothing like your daily commute, so a trained instructor rides along in the passenger's seat to give you instant feedback. Plus, a 30-minute driver's meeting teaches you the basics of racing theory before you get in the hot seat.
This six-lap drive is broken down into two three-lap sessions, and each one lets you choose a different car. Try the precise balance of a Porsche 911 Turbo on your first set of laps, then climb into a Ferrari to experience a roaring Italian thoroughbred. Eight cars from seven legendary marques are available, each with its own high-performance personality.
Get ready for a driving experience you'll never forget. Register for this St. Louis exotic car experience today for six laps of 500-horsepower driving excitement.
Choose two of your favorite vehicle from a stable that includes a Ferrari F430 F1, Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8, Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, and more. All vehicles are equipped with paddle-shifted automatic transmissions, meaning you don't have to know how to drive a manual transmission to hit the track. No experience is required, and a trained racing expert rides with you to provide feedback and advice.
Due to the build of the vehicles, we recommend all drivers be at or under 6'8" and 350 lbs.
Racetrack insurance is not included in the prices and must be purchased on the day of driving. Insurance packages range from $39 to $119, based on the packages selected. PLEASE NOTE: Insurance is per 3 lap drive session, not per person. For this two car package you will need to purchase TWO insurance policies.
Arrival & Driver Briefing
On arrival at the track, check in with your valid driver's license and head to class. Each driving experience lasts at least an hour and a half and includes a 25-30 minute classroom safety and instructional briefing where you learn about the cars and get safety tips. This class also provides professional advice on high-performance driving. You'll learn about proper racing lines, apexes, turning, and braking. This information helps you get the most out of your time behind the wheel.
Get Prepared in the Pit
After class is over, head down to the pit and get an up-close look at the exotic cars you'll be experiencing. During this time you'll also be fitted for a helmet. All participants must wear flat-heeled, closed-toe footwear. At this point, you have the option to purchase photo and video packages of your exotic car experience. Finally, you're ready to climb into the car of your choice and hit the track!
After the Drive
Once your thrilling three-lap session is over, you are offered the opportunity to purchase more laps in another car. Look over the pictures and video of your run and decide which ones to take home as mementos of the occasion. Finally, it's time to collect your things, turn in your helmet, and head home with memories that will last a lifetime.