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36 Lap Stock Car Experience, Gateway Motorsports Park





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More laps, more speed!

Satisfy your need for speed with 36 hot racing laps behind the wheel of a car that’s actually competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Gateway Motorsports Park, a 1.5 mile high banked D-shaped oval track that’s a firm favorite with the pros of NASCAR.

This is a dream drive like no other and with 50 laps behind the wheel, you’ll be driving a red hot stock car racing machine further than most pro drivers travel in a single championship race! Just imagine that feeling when, in full race gear, you fire the mighty V8 engine into life, slam the pedal hard to metal and unleash 500 horsepower of dream machine out onto Gateway Motorsports Park! As your lap speeds increase, your lap times will drop like a stone, with your pit crew urging you all the way through the radio in your helmet. You'll need to work hard to find that perfect racing line as you push Man and machine to the limit to take the checkered flag

Instructors will give you the racing theory but have you got the driving skills to put it all into practice? There's only one way to find out – stop dreaming and start driving as you take the ultimate challenge at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Got a question? Read our stock car racing FAQs

  • 36 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:
June 20th & 21st
Sept 12th & 13th


- 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

- 36 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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