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Drive an Indy Car

Michigan International Speedway

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Item #: DRI-DET-0008

Get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of driving a full size, open wheel, Indy-style race car on the Michigan International Speedway during this Drive an Indy Car adventure! 

  • School started by the legendary Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time
  • Indy-style race cars are similar to the ones Mario Andretti raced in his amazing racing career
  • Passing is allowed and no lead car to follow as you drive by yourself for the timed racing session
  • Get in car 2-way radio communication with your personal racing instructor coaching you every lap
  • Receive a full-color graduate certificate printed with your top speed!

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Get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of driving a full size, open wheel, Indy-style race car on the Michigan International Speedway during this Drive an Indy Car adventure! 

  • School started by the legendary Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time
  • Indy-style race cars are similar to the ones Mario Andretti raced in his amazing racing career
  • Passing is allowed and no lead car to follow as you drive by yourself for the timed racing session
  • Get in car 2-way radio communication with your personal racing instructor coaching you every lap
  • Receive a full-color graduate certificate printed with your top speed!
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Michigan International Raceway - Brooklyn, MI
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    Following the drivers meeting and safety training with your Crew Chief, you'll get behind the wheel and drive a full-sized, Indy-style race car for a timed session on the same super speedways the pros races on.

    You can truly push your limits during this once-in-a-lifetime driving experience. There will be no lead cars or no pace car to hold you back, and passing is allowed! These conditions make for an authentic Indy Car experience.

    You'll get one-on-one feedback and instruction from your personal racing instructor through an exclusive Racing Electronics in-car radio communications system.

    Upon completion, you'll receive a full-color Graduate Certificate printed with your top speed!

    Add a Ride Along
    Select one of our options that includes a 3 Lap Ride Along and let a professional driver show you the full potential of these amazing Indy-style race cars, as he takes you on the ride of your life! The perfect addition for any Driving package!

    Michigan International Speedway
    Don't miss the opportunity to race on the fastest track in the nation! This 2-mile, D-shaped speedway is recognized as one of motorsports premier facilities with it's 18-degree banking and 73-foot wide sweeping turns. It provides the ultimate racing experience for all driving enthusiasts!

    Essential Information
    • Available May 17th, June 21st, August 16th, and October 4th, 2019 only​
    • Participants must be between 5' - 6'4" tall, weigh between 100 - 250 lbs and be in good overall physical condition
    • A valid drivers license is required
    • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent
    • Participants do not need to know how to drive manual transmission (stick shift)
    • Pricing includes a $39 drivers fee that covers accidental insurance coverage, racing license, earbuds, and releases you from liability for any vehicle damage
    • Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy while at the track
    • Some seating is provided, however, it's recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators
    Duration
    All driving experiences will be completed within 3 hours.
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    Maximum Participants
    1 participant per car.
    Spectators
    Yes, we encourage you to bring friends and family to share in the experience!
    Weather Dependent
    If we have inclement weather and have to cancel, the experience provider will contact you and either reschedule you for another available date or issue you a gift card that you can use to reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rainouts.
    What To Wear
    Comfortable, casual clothes depending on the time of year as your clothing will be worn under a driving suit. Wear closed-toed shoes, tennis shoes are recommended.
    Booking Information
    For this experience, we recommend booking at least 30 days in advance.
    Cancellation Policy

    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation all bookings are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed once you have scheduled a date. If you need to reschedule, you have up until 30 days prior to your reservation to make changes for a $50 administrative fee. Once you are within 30 days of the event, you are then locked into that date and time and no changes can be made.

    What is the age requirement?
    All participants must possess a valid driver's license. Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent at the track.
    Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
    Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 pounds in order to participate, a maximum of 6'4" and 250 pounds, and must also be in good overall physical condition. Participants will be required to climb into the vehicle's cockpit with minimal assistance which sits about 24'' off the ground.
    Do I have to know how to drive stick shift?
    It is recommended, but not required. You will have to shift from low to high gear.
    How will the program be structured?

    Following a one-hour pre-drive orientation/training session with the driving school's Crew Chief and professional instructors, you'll drive a real Indy-style race car on a Super Speedway for a timed session. Total drive-time will depend on the program purchased. For this experience, there is no lead car utilized and and no instructor in the car with you! You will have constant, 2-way communication with a professional racing instructor through a state-of-the-art, in-car racing electronics radio system. Upon completion, you'll receive a full-color, Graduate Certificate with your top speed proudly displayed on it.

    What happens if I wreck a car?

    The price includes a $39 fee for racing license and liability insurance. This releases you from all vehicle damage.

    Is passing allowed?
    Yes. If you come up on a slower race car, track personnel will assist you around the slower portion(s) of the group, using techniques and instructions covered in your pre-drive orientation session.
    Can I choose my own racecar?
    No. Unfortunately, the driving school cannot guarantee which exact cars will be at the track on a given date, nor can they promise the specific car a participant will be assigned to for his/her drive. Each participant is assigned to a car with careful consideration, based on individual height and weight.
    What is the policy on rain-outs?
    If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the driving school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date, or issue you a gift card that you can use to later reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
    This experience has a customer rating of 4
    based on 3 reviews.
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    False advertising. I received a certificate saying I ran 160 MPH. This is not true. I purchased the in car camera recording. From it, I timed the laps. Based on the size of Michigan Speedway, the fastest lap ran was 128 MPH and I was at the rev limit. Since the cars are single speed, there is no way the car ever got to 160 MPH.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
      Thank you so much for taking the time to write in and tell us about your Indy Car Experience.  I am truly sorry to hear about any disappointments in regards to your certificate or how it was generated. This is not our goal at all. I did touch base with the racing school to get a better understanding of how certificates of achievements are created and on what basis. The racing school did let me know that speeds are clocked in by a radar system at the start/finish line only and that your fastest speed is printed on the certificate, as top speeds are always an exciting achievement. The exact process: speeds are detected by a radar that is placed at the start/finish line on a straightaway where the fastest speeds are reached. The radar communicates with a computer system that will print out your fastest speed. Laps are not timed or averaged.  I will happily relay your notes to management if you feel that there is a flaw in the system to ensure accuracy. Our goal is to not only create memorable experiences but to uphold integrity and honesty while doing so. Thank you again for sharing and I do hope that despite this disappointment, that you were able to enjoy your Indy Car experience.   
    Excellent experience-I have always wanted to drive an Indy car and waited until my son was 17 so we could do it together. It was a great experience and the staff was super helpful!
    Very knowledgeable and very friendly people involved throughout the entire process. The event I did was driving an Indy car. I had sooo much fun, I'm sure I will be back next year, and try to bring family and friends along to make it a group event. I already have recommended both Cloud 9 Living and the racing experience to numerous people.

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