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30 Lap Stock Car Experience, Stafford Motor Speedway


LOCATION: Stafford Springs, CT



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A high octane race to the checkered flag

Buckle up and get ready to blast off the start line as you slide behind the wheel of a real stock car on Stafford Motor Speedway, Connecticut’s slick ½ mile oval asphalt track where many of NASCAR’s legends honed their craft. Enjoy 30 high speed laps in a fast and furious 8 minute driving session designed to get you driving at real racing speeds.

You'll be in in the driver’s seat and harnessing the phenomenal horsepower of a lean, mean, racing machine as you push the pedal hard to the metal and experience life in the stock car fast lane! Touching speeds close to 160mph will test your nerves and driving skills to the limit, so listen well in the pre-race briefing, because you’re going to need to focus hard to find that perfect racing line!

This is the most realistic NASCAR stock car driving experience you can find, designed to simulate actual racing conditions. There’ll be no lead car and you’ll be encouraged to pass other cars on the track as you fight for the checkered flag.

Follow in the tire marks of the legends of NASCAR and discover the most fun you can have on four wheels!

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  • Adrenalin-fueled racing, with you behind the wheel
  • 30 high speed laps at Stafford Motor Speedway
  • Drive lightweight NASCAR style late models
  • No lead car and wide open passing format
  • 500+ horsepower race primed stock cars
  • No experience required
  • Must be aged 18 years

You’ll drive NASCAR style Late Models at Stafford Motor Speedway where many of the great stars of NASCAR learned and honed their craft.  There’s a reason why the drivers at NASCAR’s highest level look forward to going to NASCAR’s shortest tracks, and many of them sneak away on their off weekends to go back and race a NASCAR style Late Model at a short track. It’s the sensation of speed and the lightning quick reflexes that combine to make short track racing such an exciting racing experience.

In 1997, Stafford Motor Speedway resurfaced the entire 1/2 mile speedway. A multipurpose Media Facility stands sentry over the famous half mile and the track is completely wired for national Television coverage.

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

These 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 at least 5' tall and maximum height is 6'4".  Waist and chest can be no bigger than 52".


- 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

- 30 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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