It's the closest thing you'll ever get to driving in a real stock car race as you put pedal to metal and blast off around the awesome Talladega Superspeedway. Prepare to burn some serious rubber over 20 high octane laps as you get behind the wheel of a real race primed stock car that's been driven by some of the legends of the sport.
This fantastic driving experience begins with an in depth pre-drive briefing where race seasoned pros will arm you with all the theory you'll need. But once behind that wheel and in full race gear, it's going to be all down to you and your raw driving skills! Have you got what it takes to hit speeds of over 170mph as you sweep off the banks and power down the straights of this most famous of tracks? Built for pure speed, Talladega is legendary and with its tight turns, this track is notorious for bringing out the very best in even the most experienced NASCAR racing drivers.
Time to buckle up and find out what you're made of. This is fast, furious all action high octane stock car driving heaven.
Talladega Superspeedway 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.
Stock car driving experiences are available on pre-scheduled dates throughout the year. To secure your chosen dates it is recommended that you book well in advance.
Scheduled Dates for 2013 are as follows:
January 26, 2013
February 2, 2013
February 9, 2013
March 9-10, 2013
March 16-17, 2013
April 6-7, 2013
April 20-21, 2013
May 11-12, 2013
May 18-19, 2013
June 1-2, 2013
June 15, 2013
July 6, 2013
July 13, 2013
July 20, 2013
July 27, 2013
August 3, 2013
August 10, 2013
August 17, 2013
August 24, 2013
August 31, 2013
September 14-15, 2013
September 28-29, 2013
October 5-6, 2013
October 26-27, 2013
November 9-10, 2013
November 16-17, 2013
November 23-24, 2013
December 7, 2013
Dates subject to change without notice
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.