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20 Lap Stock Car Experience, Gateway Motorsports Park

$1099

LOCATION: St Louis, MO

AVG RATING: N/A

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As close as it gets to real NASCAR racing

Roar around Gateway Motorsports Park behind the wheel of a car that’s actually competed in the NASCAR Spring Cup for 20 adrenalin-fueled laps.

Start your day with an expert briefing in which you'll be armed with all the racing theory you need to master the car and the track. Then it's behind the wheel for the ultimate test of your nerve and raw driving skills. Imagine the sheer thrill as you pull on your racing suit and get ready to fire up the mighty V8 engine for the very first time. The awesome roar will be music to your ears and, when you slam the hammer down and unleash 500 horsepower, the world will be a blur around you.

Passing other cars on the track is all part of this experience, meaning you'll be able to race other cars to the checkered flag - just like in a real race. You’ll be able to experience first hand the unique high banking and turns that make Gateway Motorsports Park such a favorite with the pros of NASCAR as you put pedal to metal on a legendary super speedway that leaves others on the starting grid.

Stop dreaming and start driving! Stock car driving adventures do not get more authentic than this.

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  • 20 high speed laps at Gateway Motorsports Park
  • You drive a 500+ horsepower stock car
  • Cars previously used in the NASCAR Sprint Cup
  • Race against classmates with passing allowed
  • No experience required

Hear the V8 engine roar as you power around Gateway Motorsports Park and get a taste of what it is like to be a pro racing driver. Feel the excitement of sitting behind the wheel and passing the other drivers on the track. All cars are actual race cars previously used in the NASCAR Nextel Cup, including the Chevrolet Monte Carlos, Pontiac Grand Prix, Ford Taurus and Dodge Charger.

Newly re-opened for the 2012 season, Gateway Motorsports Park is a 1.25 mile oval track that’s a firm favorite with the drivers who race there, thanks to its unique shape and different degrees of banking in each corner. Turns 1 and 2 have characteristics similar to New Hampshire Motor Speedway while Turns 3 and 4 are similar to Phoenix International Raceway and the track’s egg shape mimics the legendary Darlington Raceway.

Drivers must be aged 18 years and over and have a valid driver's licence. All racing suits, helmets and safety equipment are provided.

Race cars do not have doors.  All drivers must have the ability to climb through a 15" high by 28" wide window that sits 35" from the ground.  Must be atleast 5' tall and maximum heigh 6'4".  Waist and chest can be no bigger than 52".

Stock car driving experiences can be booked at this location on the following dates:
May 30th & 31st
June 20th & 21st
July 25th & 26th
Sept 12th & 13th

Itinerary:


- Registration on arrival

- Classroom instruction covering the car and racing techniques

- Get suited up into your racing gear

- Narrated van ride around the track to show you the racing line

- Practice laps to get you and the car warmed up

- 26 race laps with you in full control of the car

- Racing is divided into session with pit stops and briefings in between

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