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Stock Car Ride Along 

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park

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Prepare for the thrill of a lifetime as a professional driver takes you on a Stock Car Ride Along at Thompson International Speedway!

  • Ride in a 560-plus horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car
  • All stock cars used for this experience have raced in competitions 
  • Racing suits and helmets are included
  • Buckle up and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime Stock Car Ride Along at Thompson International Speedway! 

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Prepare for the thrill of a lifetime as a professional driver takes you on a Stock Car Ride Along at Thompson International Speedway!

  • Ride in a 560-plus horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car
  • All stock cars used for this experience have raced in competitions 
  • Racing suits and helmets are included
  • Buckle up and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime Stock Car Ride Along at Thompson International Speedway! 
Location
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park - Thompson, CT
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AM times are typically 9:00 to 11:00
PM times are typically 1:00 to 3:00

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Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance.

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Prepare for the fastest ride of your life during this Stock Car Ride Along at Thompson International Speedway! Experience real life racing thrills by riding shotgun in a 560-plus horsepower sprint cup style stock car. With your expert instructor, you will feel the excitement of this high-speed Stock Car racing adventure. Strap on your helmet and racing suit, and buckle up for a ride on one of the country's most exhilarating speedways.

Thompson International Speedway
The crown jewel of short track racing in the northeast, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is a 5/8-mile, high-banked, asphalt, oval track that was once known as the Indianapolis of the East. It was the first asphalt-paved oval racing track in the United States.

Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 14 years of age for the ride along 
  • Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by both parents or guardians and they must be present at the track on the day of the ride along
  • Participants must be between 125 - 340 pounds and 5'2" - 6'4" 
  • Participants must be able to fit through a standard-size car window to enter and exit the vehicle
Duration
Plan on being at the track between 1-1.5 hours to allow time to sign in, complete your ride along, and take photos.
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Maximum Participants
The ride along is for 1 participant per car.
Spectators
You are welcome to bring family members or friends to watch, there are ample spots at the track for your audience. Please keep the weather in mind as this is an outdoor event.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. In the event the experience is canceled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with our experience provider at no additional cost. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and soft sole closed-toe shoes. Please note, boots are not allowed. A driving suit and helmet will be provided.
Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance.
Cancellation Policy
Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no returns or exchanges are allowed. Outside of 30 days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason, you will be required to pay a $50 processing fee. If you need to reschedule for any reason inside 30 days of your scheduled date, the fee will be 50% of your class tuition. No cancellations or rescheduling is allowed within 7 days of the booked date. Substitutions are permitted to avoid these penalties.
Is there a minimum age?

Passengers for the ride along must be at least 14 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by both parents or guardians and they must be present at the track on the day of the ride along. 

Do you offer photography or video of my experience?

Yes! In-car video and professional digital photography are available for an additional cost.
Packages start at $49 (subject to change). 

What types of cars are available?

All of the cars are race cars previously used in NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR Whelen
Modified Tour or NASCAR Busch Series. Automatic cars are available.

Are there other requirements?

Yes, drivers must be between 5’2” and 6’4” tall and weigh at least 125 pounds. Participants
must be able to fit into a standard size car window (15” high x 30” wide and 36” off the ground). If you’re near the limits of the size requirements, please contact Cloud 9 Living prior to purchasing. There will
be no refund due to the inability to fit in a race car.

What if it rains?
In the event your session is canceled due to weather conditions, you will be provided a rain check good for one year from your original booked date to complete your program. Refunds will not be offered.
Do I need to bring anything?
No, everything is provided for you. You should dress comfortably with a T-shirt that will fit under the driving suit, and sneakers (NO BOOTS). Friends and family, cameras and video cameras are encouraged.
What is the cancellation policy?
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no returns or exchanges are allowed. Outside of thirty (30) days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason you will be required to pay a $50 processing fee. Inside of thirty (30) days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason the fee will be 50% of your class tuition. No cancellations or rescheduling allowed within 7 days of the event for any reason. Substitutions of an otherwise qualified driver to avoid these penalties are permitted.
What is the track like?
The crown jewel in short track racing in the northeast, Thompson International Speedway is a 5/8 mile high banked asphalt oval track that was once known as the Indianapolis of the East. It was the first asphalt-paved racing oval track in the United States. Length: 5/8 Mile, Banking: 26 Degrees, Track Shape: High Banked Oval
This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 28 reviews.
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The experience was great. My only recommendation would be a more organized or informative process after signing in at the trailer. After signing in around 30 minutes early, I was told to go get a suit on which I did. I asked the woman running the suit station if I should grab a helmet and she stated "not yet" and to take a seat in the grass and they would announce from there. After a few people went out I, along with a few other participants, realized no one was paying attention to us so we went up to the pit and the crew there said we were supposed to have a helmet and be standing at the front right away. Because we didn't, our 12pm ride time was not completed until 1pm, after everyone else was complete. As minor of an inconvenience as that is, it could have been handled better.
This was such an organized and great experience. The entire team at the ride made us feel very welcome. The booking and information by Cloud 9 Living was excellent. They kept us informed along the way. Great experience all around. We plan on returning next year and actually driving. Thanks again for the great experience!
Overall great ride once we were in the cars. Very unorganized at the race track, no real order or clarification on where and what to do. Just basically listened for our names and hoped for the best. Little confusion on the prices of pictures in the end, they told us 1 price and charged us another, and after calling to ask about the prices we received no call back and explanation. I will recommend the Cloud 9 Living website and I loved my experience, but the people who ran it need some help in the business and customer service aspect of their racing experience.
I felt as though the staff at the race track was very unorganized and it was unclear what order each rider would go in, but overall I would still rank this as a positive experience.
This experience was amazing!!! Since it was the first time we just bought the ride along, but after experiencing it we want to come back next year and actually drive the car. We will be going back to the Racing School, and will definitely be looking at more experiences from cloud 9! Looking forward to it!
I'm so glad you sent out this survey because I wanted to contact you and let you know my grandsons thought this was the BEST! We had a wonderful time on a beautiful November day. I was smiling for days when I thought of this adventure. The first thing they said was, "we have to have Dad and Hunter( brother) come and try this." So now I know what everyone is getting for their birthdays :) Thanks again. -Kathy Keating (Grandma)
The ride actually ended up taking place a good half hour later than scheduled. We were told to be there early. Then my husband was suited and strapped into the car and then had to wait longer than anticipated by team. He almost did not make the ride due to becoming claustrophobic being bound in the car so long, in the heat from the fire suit, fire retardant "hair net"?, and helmet. They were very kind and understanding though. He did enjoy the experience, just wish it had gone more according to the scheduled time table.
I WAS CLEARLY APPREHENSIVE ABOUT RIDING IN A RACE CAR.................HOWEVER, I WOULD DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT. LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT EXPERIENCE......
TERRIFIC DAY!!! This was a 70th B-Day gift from my children...and I had such a great day and experience...esp. on Father's Day too.
Cloud 9 Living was extremely helpful and efficient. Their communication was timely and informative and they made sure we were well prepared for the experience. The guides of our experience were excellent! They were personable, professional and we had a great day!
I found the experience was very enjoyable and I WOULD ADVISE OTHERS TO ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE. Regards, Jim
The overall experience was great but they should give you more laps for that amount of $$.
This was the most amazing ride of my life. I cant stop talking about it. The ride along with the pro is better than driving alone.
was very happy with my ride along. the only bad thing was they did not have a car with a camera in it so i was not abel to get a dvd copey. but all in all i would do it again and i am going to do the driving next time. again thank you for all that you have done stephen
After my experience, I was pumped up about it all day long for the rest of the day. The driver was very knowledgeable and made the experience real exciting for me. From the time we left pit road to the time we came back onto pit road, I was amazed. I would definitely do this again. To the driver of car #18 on 7/30/11, thank you for everything. My fiance and I had a great time talking to you.
I had a great time. It was really exhilarating. I enjoyed chatting with the driver after the ride along. It was fun.
The staff was friendly, courteous, and overall fun to be around. My 12yr old son and I had a great time doing the side by side ride along. He described it as better than any theme park ride anywhere.
Hi - my husband loved the experience of being a rider but me "not so much".....unfortunately I screamed thru the 5 laps as I was a rider myself, too and it was a side-by-side adventure but I do have to say that the crew there was wonderful and I do feel sorry for my driver....he's probably somewhat deaf now!!!!!! LOL Thanks again for everything!!!!!
The stock car ride along I did with my friend was AWESOME!!!!
I received a gift from my sister-in-law and brother-in-law for a ride along in a Nascar car. This was an experience that I will never forget, as an additional treat I was able to share the experience with my nephew! We both had a fantastic time.
When my husband pulled in off the track, I could hear him cheering from inside the car. He said it was one of the best experiences of his life and next year he wants to drive!
My son and I received a gift certificate from my sister for five laps of side by side racing. What a rush! Gonna drive next time!
It was one of the most exciting experiences I have ever enjoyed in my 66 years!
I'm 67 years old and the Ride Along was more fun than when I was 10 years old riding bumper cars at a carnival! I'm looking forward to next year so I can ride, or maybe drive, a Nascar again. Great fun. I enjoyed every split second of the ride.
I was looking forward to the Ride Along, but when I got there and heard the cars I really got excited! It was amazing!!
Ride Along in a Nascar series stock car at over 150 mph. My son in one car and I in another. Great Father's Day gift from my wife. The ride was awesome!
I went on my 1st Stock Car Ride Along yesterday and let me tell you it was amazing! The experience from beginning to end was fun and exciting. The staff was friendly. I will definitely come back and book more Cloud 9 experiences. I can't wait!
My wife bought the Thompson Speedway RIde Along for a Christmas GIft. She bought the Christmas Special that combined a seconf person at the combined price of $99. When I registered and arranged a date I was told it was only for me. We had to pay an additional $99 for my son. This was the only negative poprtion of the experience. The staff was experiece, friendly and very helpful. THe ride was exceptional and mu son and I had a terrific day.

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