Drive a Stock Car

Pocono Raceway

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Are you ready for the driving experience of a lifetime? Take the wheel and hit top speeds at the famous 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway.

  • Meticulously prepared, real 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock cars
  • Hit speeds of 140 MPH, like the big boys on Sundays
  • Racing suit and helmet included
  • Fulfill a childhood dream and be the envy of your friends!

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Are you ready for the driving experience of a lifetime? Take the wheel and hit top speeds at the famous 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway.

  • Meticulously prepared, real 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock cars
  • Hit speeds of 140 MPH, like the big boys on Sundays
  • Racing suit and helmet included
  • Fulfill a childhood dream and be the envy of your friends!
Location
Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, PA
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AM times are typically 9:30 to 11:30 

PM times are typically 12:30 to 2:30 

*Schedule is subject to change

Booking Information
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 60 days in advance if looking for a specific time during the day, and 30 days in advance if you are flexible with your time.

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    Are you ready for the driving experience of a lifetime? Turn your dream of taking the checkered flag into a reality at the historic 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway.

    Thousands of cars have raced here since the track's beginning in 1968, and now it is home to 2 Sprint Cup Series races each year. With its long straightaways and three distinct corners, this superspeedway is an incredible track to drive.

    Your stock car driving experience begins with a detailed discussion on the operation of the race cars, safety equipment and track rules. This is followed by an informative tour of the race track with a professional instructor. Next, you will be fitted for a racing suit and helmet.

    Then it's time to climb in, strap up and take control of a Sprint Cup style stock car. As you leave the pit and enter the 2.5-mile superspeedway you will experience an adrenaline rush only known to the NASCAR racing world.

    The drive sessions are run in a follow the leader format. An instructor will lead 2 students following 4 car lengths behind. Each lap your confidence builds and the lead instructor increases the speed.

    Upon completion of the program, each participant will receive a certificate of achievement and memories that will last a lifetime.

    Add a Ride Along
    Select an option that includes a 3 lap Ride Along and let a professional driver show you the full potential of these amazing race cars as he takes you on the ride of your life! Hit speeds exceeding 150 MPH. The perfect addition for any driving package!

    Pocono Raceway
    Don't miss the opportunity to race on one of the elite superspeedways in the country! The Pocono Raceway, also known as the Tricky Triangle, boasts the longest front-stretch in motorsports. This 2.5-mile superspeedway hosts 2 NASCAR races annually and recently became part of the IndyCar Triple Crown. Check it out for yourself and put the pedal to the metal like a pro!

    Essential Information
    • Participants must be able to operate a manual transmission
    • Participants must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license and
    • Participants should be no taller than 6'4" and weigh no more than 300 pounds
    • Participants must be able to enter and exit the car on their own through a window opening 15" high, 30" wide and 36" off the ground, and be in good health
    • Professional photos are available for purchase on the day of the experience
    Duration
    This experience is between 20 and 60 miles, depending on the option selected. Duration of event will range from 3 to 5 hours. The first hour includes sign in, safety overview & instruction. Then you'll move on to racing, personal time, etc.
    Experience Provider Info
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    1 participant per car with up to 20 per session.
    Spectators
    You can bring your friends and family to the track. At the track is a special seating area available for spectators to safely watch the action. It's recommended that spectators bring blankets and lawn chairs, as seating in this area is sometimes limited.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. However, it does run in rain. Every effort will be made to operate all sessions. You are required to report to the track and register in person on your scheduled date, regardless of current or forecasted conditions. Failure to report to the track in person will result in a no-show, thereby forfeiting your opportunity to participate in the experience. Refunds are not provided for no-shows or weather-related cancellations. In the event that the driving school cancels your session, you will be provided a rain check, good for one year from that date, to complete your program.
    What To Wear
    Sneakers are required and shorts and a T-shirt should be worn under the driving suit or long underwear in cooler weather. Helmet and driving suits are provided.
    Booking Information
    For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 60 days in advance if looking for a specific time during the day, and 30 days in advance if you are flexible with your time.
    Cancellation Policy
    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no returns or exchanges are allowed. You may reschedule up to 30 days prior to your reserved date with a $75 administrative fee. You may not reschedule within 30 days of your reserved date. If you cannot attend on your reserved date you may send a substitution at no additional charge.
    Do I need a driver's license?
    Yes, driving participants must have a valid (legal and not expired), government-issued driver's license (from any country).
    Is there an age requirement?
    All driving participants must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license.
    Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
    Participants must be between 5'0" and 6'4", and weigh between 100 and 300 lbs. Participants must be in good health, and be able to enter and exit the car unassisted through a window opening 15" high, 30" wide, sitting 36" off the ground, with little or no assistance. Please call Cloud 9 Living prior to purchase if there is any question surrounding the participant meeting these requirements to ensure participation is possible.
    What is the track like?
    Pocono Raceway has long been recognized as one of NASCAR's most competitive tracks in the NASCAR circuit, featuring two NASCAR Cup races each year. The 2.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway has a unique design, with each of its 3 turns modeled after a different track in the US. Turn 1: (14-degree banking) is modeled after the former Trenton Speedway. Turn 2: (sometimes referred to as "The Tunnel Turn") reflects the 8-degree banking of the infamous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Turn 3: (6-degree banking) boasts the likes of the renowned Milwaukee Mile. Although referred to as a tri-oval track style, the Pocono Raceway's turns are more similar to a triangle shape, as its turns are much sharper than other typical tri-oval tracks (such as Daytona).
    What is a typical day like?
    The stock car driving programs begin with a detailed orientation on the operation of the race cars, safety equipment and track rules. This is followed by an informative tour of the race track with a professional instructor. Next you'll be fitted for a racing suit and helmet. Then you'll climb in, strap up and take control of a Sprint Cup style stock car. As you leave the pit and enter the 2.5-mile superspeedway you will experience an adrenaline rush only known to the racing world. The drive sessions are run in a follow the leader format. An instructor will lead 2 students following at 4 car lengths. Each lap your confidence builds and the lead instructor increases the speed. Upon completion of the program, each participant will receive a certificate of achievement and memories that will last a lifetime.
    Do I need to know how to drive a stick?
    Yes, to drive you are required to have experience in operating a manual transmission. All cars have 4-speed manual transmissions.
    What type of cars are used?
    These are real stock cars, just like the big boys drive on Sunday: 4-speed Fords, Chevys and Dodges.
    Do I need to purchase insurance?
    No, insurance is included in the cost of your experience which covers accidental damage to the cars.
    How fast will I go?
    Fast! While each person is different, students can expect to reach speeds of 140 MPH.
    Can I choose the car that I will drive?
    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.
    Can guests come along to the race track?
    Yes. We encourage you to have friends and family share in the experience with you and have cameras ready! The track will have a special seating area available for guests to safely watch the action. We recommend that spectators bring blankets/lawnchairs, as seating in this area is sometimes limited.
    How far in advance should I book?
    We recommend booking at least 4 weeks in advance.
    What should I wear?
    Wear comfortable, climate-appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes. A driving suit (worn over your clothing) and helmet will be provided to all participants.
    Can I bring my own gear to use?
    Participants are welcome to bring their own helmet and driving suit. All participant gear will be inspected by the track operator for formal approval on the day of the experience. The driving school will provide a replacement if the participant is not authorized to use any of his/her own gear.
    What is the policy on rain/weather?
    This experience is weather dependent. However, it does run in the rain. Every effort will be made to operate all sessions. You are required to report to the track and register in person on your scheduled date, regardless of current or forecasted conditions, unless otherwise previously contacted directly by the driving school. Failure to report to the track in person will result in a no-show, thereby forfeiting your opportunity to participate in the experience. Refunds are not provided for no-shows or weather-related cancellations. In the event that the driving school cancels your session, you will be provided a rain check good for one year from that date to complete your program.
    What is the cancellation policy?
    Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no returns or exchanges are allowed. You may reschedule up to 30 days prior to your reserved date with a $75 administrative fee. You may not reschedule within 30 days of your reserved date. If you cannot attend on your reserved date you may send a substitution at no additional charge.
    Will the participant receive anything after completing the program?
    Upon completion, each participant will receive a certificate of achievement and memories that will last a lifetime.
    Can I get a photo of my experience?
    Professional photos are available for purchase at the track on the day of your experience. The cost is $25 each, or 3 for $55. Prices are subject to change.
    Is local area lodging available?
    Yes, accommodations are available in the area.We advise waiting to make travel and lodging arrangements until you receive your final confirmation email from Cloud 9 Living. Your confirmation email will include contact information for your experience provider, who can recommend local lodging options.
    This experience has a customer rating of 5
    based on 24 reviews.
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    Had a great time! Exceeded my expectations! Great gift for adrenaline junkies!
    All around great experience using this service and the associated event I attended. Outstanding time had by all, I had 2 other relatives join me. We had a blast!
    Unbelievable experience, heart pumping, amazing. It was a gift from my wife and it eased the adrenaline junkie in me.
    Very happy with my trip to Pocono Raceway. I would like to book another trip with some friends; working on it for the fall. I'm disappointed in the video I received. The sound and picture quality are very poor, and it would have been great to see the tachometer since it looks like I'm going 35 MPH. Maybe I could get a reduced rate on my next trip out there. It was still awesome and had a great time.
    I was really nervous at first, adrenaline was pumping! Best Father's day gift from my wife I ever received. From the time I arrived, the greeting staff was fantastic. And the training to prepare was amazing. They covered the whole experience from start to finish. The pit crew and the ride along driver (I can't remember his name) were great. He gave me the thrill ride of my life, and the pit crew was excellent. They really helped to make sure I had a safe experience. As far as driving the car, it was the best rush I've ever had! I loved it and would recommend this experience to everyone who loves speed and a thrill of a life time. I also want to thank the booking lady. She was great as well. Thank you for making my week, and we will see you sometime in the future.
    I had a great time at the race track. I was very happy, and my family was happy also. If you can afford it, I recommend the 40-mile package. For me it was quick, but I was satisfied with the 40-mile. Any shorter package would have left me wanting more. Thank you to my loving wife for the memorable experience.
    We had a blast.
    I had the time of my life!
    Stock car drive was well worth it. I wish I did the longer session. 20 miles is not enough.
    Awesome!
    All I can say is: if you love NASCAR, go sign up and do it. You will not regret it. It is awesome.
    Well-organized, beautiful race track.
    Awesome experience from start to Finish.... Would highly recommend this Racing experience.
    Excellent experience...thanks!
    The entire experience was handled very professionally. The staff was always available To answer any questions.the drive was fantastic I have always wanted to do this. It was quite a day. Thanks.
    The only issue that I had was I had a 10:30 booking and they allowed people from the noon class to move into our class. We had 18 people in my class. I did not get into my car until 1:45 pm. Other than that the entire experience was awesome! You guys do a great job. I have one suggestion for you. If you want to sell more picture videos it would be real cool if you had a speedometer on the video and if that was not possible the RPM'S and include a conversion chart rmp to mph. just a thought ..thanks again
    Absolutely awesome!
    The stock car ride was exceptional. Cloud 9 representative interaction was good.
    This was a present from my wife for my 50th birthday. I have always wanted to drive a full-fledged stock car. Before the experience I could hear the engine and transmission whine in my mind. Amplify that imagination by 10 and you have the true experience. As you follow the instructor (lead car) thoughts such as "this is not a video game" and "the car WILL stick in the corner" race through your mind. The experience was mind altering. The instructor and car behind me had a really great 8 laps at the Pocono Raceway with really good lines around the track and RPMs in the 7300-7500 range. I will treasure this memory forever and all thanks to my wonderful wife.
    GREAT EXPERIENCE, AWESOME STAFF, TRULY A DREAM COME TRUE!!
    My information was taken down incorrectly. My name as I spelled it to the representative is Dawn, however, it was mispelled throughout the experience as "Don". Tried to find the humor in it, but everything at the racecar experience was Don which was a bit embarrassing.
    It was a great day, everyone at the track was helpful and gave us good tips in a relaxed atmosphere. Turned some good laps and had a blast. A day I will never forget. Thanks
    I was a great experience. Everyone was so nice. I can't wait to do the 25 miler!
    I would definitely recommend this experience and I will do it again. I think people should probably be instructed about how to properly use the quick safety release to get out of the car in case there ever is a time that you need to use it, as that happened in my case and I didn't know exactly how it worked. Other than that it was a great experience and a lot of fun and I'm planning on doing it again.

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