Is there an age requirement?
Participants must be at least 14 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by both parents and they must be present at the track on the day of the ride along. If a parent is unable to attend the track date, they must sign a waiver in advance and have it notarized.
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.
Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 lbs, and a maximum of 6'4'' 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 x 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 participant meeting these height/weight/physical 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) features aspects 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).
Can guests come along to the race track?
Yes, we encourage you to bring friends and family! The track will have a special seating area available for them to safely watch the action. We recommend that spectators bring blankets/lawn chairs, as seating in this area is sometimes limited.
How far in advance should I book?
We recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed-toed shoes. A driving suit (worn over your clothing) and helmet will be provided to all participants.
Can I bring my own gear?
Participants are welcome to bring their own helmet and driving suit. The helmet must be SA2000 and the suit must be at least a single layer Nomex. 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 participant is not authorized to use any of his/her own gear.
What is the policy on rain?
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. 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?
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Livings standard return and exchange policy shall apply. 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 $35.00 administrative fee. You may not reschedule within 30 days of your reserved date. If for some reason you can not attend on your reserved date, you may send a substitution at no additional charge. Refunds will not be offered.
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.
Can I get a photo of my experience?
Professional photos are available for purchase at the track on the day of your experience. The costs are $25 each or 3 for $55. Prices are subject to change.