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Drive a Stock Car

Pocono Raceway

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Are you ready to race like the pros? Take the wheel of a Sprint Cup style stock car and hit top speeds at the famous Pocono Raceway!

  • Drive a real 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car
  • Hit speeds up to 140 MPH!
  • Race car driving suite and helmet included
  • Receive a certificate of achievement and be the envy of all of your friends!

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Are you ready to race like the pros? Take the wheel of a Sprint Cup style stock car and hit top speeds at the famous Pocono Raceway!

  • Drive a real 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car
  • Hit speeds up to 140 MPH!
  • Race car driving suite and helmet included
  • Receive a certificate of achievement and be the envy of all 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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    It's time to turn your dreams of being a professional driver into a reality with an unforgettable Drive a Stock Car experience. Hear the engine roar to life, and get ready for the drive of a lifetime at the historic Pocono Raceway!

    Your driving experience begins with a detailed classroom session where you will discuss the operation of the racecars, safety equipment, and track rules. You will then take a tour of the race track with a professional instructor. Next, you will be fitted for a racecar driving suit and helmet.

    Now it's time to climb in. buckle up and take control of your very own stock car! As you leave the pit and speed away under the waving checkered flag, you will feel an adrenaline rush only known to professional drivers!

    You will follow a lead instructor and learn the correct racing line by following 4 car lengths behind the lead car. With each lap, your confidence will build and you will increase your speed. Upon completion of the program, you 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!

    About 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
    • Participants should be no taller than 6'4" and weigh no more than 300 lbs
    • 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, but may still run on a rain delay. The experience provider will make every effort 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
    Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. A driving suit (worn over your clothing) and helmet will be provided to all participants.
    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 34 reviews.
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    The whole operation is top notch, well planned and executed. I initially thought the suggestion for the ride along before my driving experience was just an up sell but decided to do it and it was well worth the extra money. The opportunity to get the feel of the car on the track definitely helped me on my own drive. I strongly suggest anyone who is going to drive do the ride along first.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hello, Charles! Top notch operation for a top notch customer! Thank you for your kind words and for the recommendation.  Cheers,  Kasia
    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.
    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.
    It was amazing.
    This experience was nothing short of amazing. Not only was it incredible from a personal perspective, but the fact that my family was allowed to attend as spectators made the day even greater. I highly recommend not only the experience itself, but the Cloud 9 Living brand as well. We're already planning our next experiences and cannot wait to enjoy a lifetime full of fabulous experiences with the help of Cloud 9 Living!
    The drive a stock car experience was incredible, I gave it as a gift to my fiancé for his birthday and he loved it. I searched all over and this was the only place I found that allows people to drive the car themselves and really get to feel what it's like to be a race car driver, a lot of places I found only let you do a ride along. Overall an amazing experience I want to buy it for my brother now!
    awesome
    I purchased a Drive a Stock Car experience gift certificate for my husband's 50th birthday present. I liked the flexibility it gave him to choose exactly where he wanted to drive and which experience he wanted. He loved the driving experience and said it was one of the best things he has ever done ( besides marrying me, of course).
    The Track people were very friendly and the whole process was very organized. Safety was also a major factor and never overlooked.
    I had the time of my life !! Could have gone smoother and wow! What a fantastic experience. I want my entire family to come back and we can all do it together next time !! Just wonderful I loved it!!
    It was awesome man. Far out. One of the best experiences I ever had. Better than dancing with Miley Cyrus. Off the chain.
    Best time ever. Will never forget it.
    Hello, My name is Daniel Weiss and I did the 20 mile Stock Car Experience.. While I had a WONDERFUL time, I do not feel like I got the full experience I could have. I did not initially sign up for the ride along with one of the drivers but when we got to the track, I did because someone recommended that it will help you understand the car more and how to drive the track better at the speeds we went. I feel like the lead driver did not take into consideration my driving skills as I was within one to one and a half car lengths behind him the entire time and wished he went a bit faster. I have had friends who have done this with different lead drivers who went faster then I did. I just wish I could have gotten the FULL experience. Even still, I had a great time but most likely wouldn't go to that specific place to drive again. Thanks for everything!! Best
    Very infrequently do events like this live up to expectations which are naturally high. The stock car experience did. Everything was wonderful and I couldn't have asked for anything to be improved. A real, not inflated 10 out of 10.
    Incredible experience. It was more than I had expected. Terrific operation. Thank you.
    This was truly an experience of a lifetime. The best gift ever.Thanks to my beautiful wife. I had an amazing time.
    this was an experience of a lifetime, cant wait to go again and again. the staff and drivers are first rate!
    It was an amazing experience. Thank you!
    My driving experience was rescheduled for a later time that same day but they did not have a record of that. The insgtructor wasvery nice and I was permitted to stay in the class. All in all, this was an incredibly exciting thing for me to do and I will be looking for more things like this to do in the future. Dean
    Staff was very well prepared and knowledgeable. There were no unpleasant surprises. All of the people involved were noticeably pleasant and helpful. I would not have any reservations about recommending this experience to anyone else.. WELL DONE !!!!!! Thank You, Sam Franzosa
    It could easily become addicting!!!! Thanks for a blast!
    1 recommendation: Its important to advise people that the safety session takes almost 1hr. There is not a lot for the spectators to do during this time. And if you have young kids (as we do) its better to drop the driver and come back as the actualy driving is less than 15mins. Overall it was great and Brian loved it!
    Got rained out.Nice that I got a call the day before of the cancellation, had a motel reservation that nite to get to the track by 10:00am - 2 hours later we would have been on the road from L.I.to the Pocono's.Made new reservation,s for Sept.Very happy with your team of PROFESSIONALS!! Looing forward to Sept. Thank You!!! Gordon Votruba
    What a wonderful time. Loved the thrill of going 170 miles an hour!
    I had a good time. Thanks for everything!
    Today I completed my 20 mile program and it was unbelievable. You guys were great. I would like to particularly note that all of your instructors gave me a level of confidence which was helpful when considering the instrumentality I was operating. Your program is a very responsible, real-deal program. Thanks again.
    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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