Indy Car Ride Along

Michigan International Speedway

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Item #: DRI-DET-0007

Experience real-life racing thrills by riding in the back seat as a passenger with a professional racing instructor in a full size, open wheel, Indy-style race car on the Michigan International Speedway!

  • School started by the legendary Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time
  • Ride with a professional instructor at top speeds around one of the nation’s premier speedways
  • Indy-style race cars are similar to the ones Mario Andretti raced in his amazing racing career
  • Feel the speed in this once in a lifetime Indy car ride along adventure! 

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Experience real-life racing thrills by riding in the back seat as a passenger with a professional racing instructor in a full size, open wheel, Indy-style race car on the Michigan International Speedway!

  • School started by the legendary Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time
  • Ride with a professional instructor at top speeds around one of the nation’s premier speedways
  • Indy-style race cars are similar to the ones Mario Andretti raced in his amazing racing career
  • Feel the speed in this once in a lifetime Indy car ride along adventure! 
Location
Michigan International Raceway - Brooklyn, MI
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For this experience, we recommend booking at least 30 days in advance.

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    Prepare to climb aboard and take a ride in a 2 seat, Indy-style race car for the ride-along experience of your life! 

    Sit back and hold on tight as you ride with a professional racing instructor at top speeds around one of the nation’s premier speedways. 

    Like Mario Andretti, the racing legend who started this experience, you'll be going full throttle with g-forces guaranteed to take your breath away!

    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 its 18-degree banking and 73-foot wide sweeping turns. It provides the ultimate thrill ride for all racing enthusiasts!

    Essential Information
    • Available May 17th, June 21st, August 16th, and October 4th, 2019 only
    • ​Must be between 5'0" - 6'4" tall, weigh between 100 - 250 pounds and be in good overall physical condition
    • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign a consent form
    • Feel free to bring drinks and snacks
    • Recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators; limited seating provided
    Duration
    3 or 6 lap packages; time at the track is approximately 2 - 3 hours
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    Maximum Participants
    1 participant per car.
    Spectators
    We encourage friends and family to join you, and they may bring a camera to capture your experience! Limited seating is provided, so we recommend bringing lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact your experience provider in advance, especially if inclement weather is predicted! If inclement weather causes cancellation of your experience, you will be given the option to reschedule for another available date or be issued a gift card that you can use at a later date; both of these options will be carried out directly with the racing school. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
    What To Wear
    Comfortable, casual clothing depending on the time of year. Closed-toe shoes are required (tennis shoes are recommended). Sandals, flip-flops and heels are not permitted.
    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 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 are the age requirements?
    There are no age requirements, however all participants must be at least 5'0'' and 100 lbs. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who must give written consent.
    Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
    Participants must be in good overall physical condition and at least 5' and 100 lbs in order to participate. Due to the restraints of the Indy car, participants may not exceed 6'4" and 250 lbs. All participants will be required to climb into the vehicle's cockpit with minimal assistance, which sits about 24'' off the ground.
    Do I need a driver's license?
    No, a driver's license is not required for the ride along. However, please have a valid photo ID handy for registration purposes at the track on the day of your experience.
    What kind of race cars are used?
    The cars used are 600 horsepower, open-wheel Indy race cars.  For the ride along experience, participants sit in the back cockpit seat of the vehicle.
    What is the policy on rain-outs?
    If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the racing school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date, or issue you a gift card that you can use at a later date. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
    Can I bring my own helmet?
    The racing school will provide you with a helmet, however, if you have your own helmet you are welcome to bring it for possible use. It will be subject to inspection and approval for use by the Track Operator.
    This experience has a customer rating of 3.5
    based on 7 reviews.
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    I'm 17 and this was by far one of the best things I have done in my life!!!! Would do it again if given the chance.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi, Brandon! Wow! This was an amazing gift, and we are sure it was well-deserved.  Cheers,  ​Kasia
    Long waits, over an hour from time slot. I was there 45 minutes early and no instructions on how to get in line, I could of been first, but ended up about last. About a 1/3 of my drive was waiting on traffic and not getting the full driving experience. My video of the front looking camera was totally cloudy and worthless.
    The experience (Indy Car Ride Along) was like waiting 2.5 hours for a roller coaster ride that lasts 45 seconds. The process was disorganized and poorly run. The cars were scaled down versions of the actual race cars. You certainly did not get 3 "hot" laps on the course. You had 2 laps plus the acceleration out of the pits and the slow-down into the pits, which counted as a lap. It was just over-sold and under delivered.
    Awesome
    Like a production line at Ford.
    Great experience. A thrill of a lifetime!
    It was a great experience in the care. I would suggest a little more direction either prior to arriving or upon arrival to understand the process of getting registered, when to get in line, what to expect, etc. Announcements were not made or never heard to get in line a proper time. No clear directions, it "just seemed to happen" organically, until it was your turn. Maybe provide a little more on what to experience when getting in car and what to expect. An online video available after registration and in reminder emails may help.

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