Slide behind the wheel of real race primed, stock car for 10 white hot laps of the world famous Talladega Superspeedway.
This fantastic experience features all the high octane thrills and spills of a real race day beginning with the all important drivers meeting. Race hardened instructors will teach you all the racing theory you'll need to get your speeds up and lap times down - so listen well! Then it's behind the wheel and time to gun a highly tuned V8 racing engine into life. Slam the pedal hard to the metal and get hard on the gas as you launch 500 horsepower of lean, mean machine onto the fastest and longest track on the NASCAR circuit.
With passing allowed and more than enough laps to get you up to racing speed, you'll be totally immersed in the world of the professional stock car driver.
Talladega Speedway is the largest oval race track in the Sprint Cup Series. It is the fastest race track in the world and NASCAR’s most competitive track
You’ll be driving cars that have competed in the SPRINT Cup and Nationwide series. Models include Ford Taurus and Fusions, Pontiac Grand Prix and Chevy Monte Carlos. Cars in the fleet have been driven by professional racing champions including Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip, Carl Edwards, Bobby Labonte, and many more.
Requests to drive specific cars are always accommodated where possible however height and weight restrictions are taken into account when allocating drivers with cars on the day.
Once all the guests have arrived and registered, driver orientation begins. This training session covers topics including hand signals used, how to enter and exit the track, finding your line, passing, drafting, and more. By the end of this session, you will have everything you need to safely drive around the track and have a lot of fun along the way! Now that you are familiar with the proper driving lines and hand signals, the instructor will recap all of the safety features of the racecar. He will then demonstrate how to properly enter and exit the racecar. Finally he will then answer any questions you may still have. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question. Your instructor’s are there to make sure you are completely comfortable with all of the information you have learned.
After the demonstration laps and driver orientation recap, it’s time for your fitting, where you will suit up in a fire-retardant Tri-Star racing suit that is pulled over your clothes. You're also fitted with a properly sized, full face Bell helmet and Hans Device.
Climbing into the driver’s seat:
Once your racecar is ready and your gear properly adjusted, it's time to climb into the driver's seat. After a few pit-side photo shots by the on-staff photographer, you will be strapped into a vehicle capable of 180 miles per hour. Once you are comfortable and correctly restrained in a 5-point harness and Hans safety device, you're ready to race!
Racing the track:
Safe and secure, you're free to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime thrill of driving an authentic stock car on Talladega Superspeedway. As your confidence grows under the guidance of your instructor, you’ll increase in confidence and will soon be drafting and passing other drivers on the track. There will be up to 8 other cars on the track alongside you, with the aim of the day to recreate racing conditions.
After your adventure:
When the checkered flag waves, it's back into the pits and out of your safety gear. At this point, you’ll have the chance to purchase photos and DVDs of your racing experience shot by a professional track photographer and captured via on-board video cameras.