Stock Car Ride Along

Pocono Raceway

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Get ready for the ride of your life! Hop into a 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car, and let a professional driver speed you around the legendary Pocono Raceway in the Stock Car Ride Along experience!

  • Choose between 3 or 6 laps of racing
  • Hit top speeds up to 150 MPH!
  • Racing suit and helmet included
  • Industry leading driving school with 20+ years experience
  • To actually drive the car yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car in New York experience!

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Get ready for the ride of your life! Hop into a 600 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car, and let a professional driver speed you around the legendary Pocono Raceway in the Stock Car Ride Along experience!

  • Choose between 3 or 6 laps of racing
  • Hit top speeds up to 150 MPH!
  • Racing suit and helmet included
  • Industry leading driving school with 20+ years experience
  • To actually drive the car yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car in New York experience!
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 

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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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    Get closer to NASCAR racing action than you ever thought possible, thanks to a heart-pounding stock car ride along at Pocono Raceway! Experience the sheer exhilaration of sitting shotgun, as a professional driver zips around the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle, hitting top race car driving speeds.

    Upon arrival at the Pocono Raceway, you'll check-in, then get suited up for a NASCAR ride that will have you feeling the same rushes that the big boys do on Sundays!

    Once your race car driving suit and helmet have you ready for action, you'll head to pit road itself. Pose for a photo or two as you get ready to climb into one of the ride along cars. Then begin your slide into the Sprint Cup style vehicle; these cars don't have doors, so you'll dip your way in through the passenger's side window. With the snapping and tightening of the safety buckles, it's time for your driver to rev the engine and let your stock car ride along at Pocono Raceway begin.

    You'll hit top speeds of 140+MPH as your professional driver takes you for the thrill ride of a lifetime!

    About the Pocono Raceway: Don't miss the opportunity to experience 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 two NASCAR races annually and recently became part of the IndyCar Triple Crown. Hang on tight- you're in for the ride of your life!

    Essential Information
    • 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
    • Participants must be between 5'0" - 6'4"and 100 - 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
    • Professional photos are available for purchase on the day of the experience
    Duration
    This experience includes 3 or 6 laps depending on the option selected. Please plan on being at the track approximately 1-1.5 hours.
    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
    This experience is for 1 participant per car
    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 $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 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.
    This experience has a customer rating of 5
    based on 41 reviews.
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    My ride along was fantastic . . . I really got the sensation that I was just "on the edge" of getting to know the wall more up close & personal than I wanted to. All of the people were very kind, helpful & added to the overall great experience.
    Wonderful!
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Cheers! Kasia
    This was an amazing experience. I did the drive along with Shuan, it was so much much to see what it's to be on a race track. I would recommend this to anyone. The drive along was perfect for me as I am not one that likes to go fast, but it was nice to be in a car that did go fast just to experience the speed and the riding around the track.
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Bobbi. A big thank you for sharing, and for the recommendation!  
    AWESOME ---- over to quick. Would do it again, recommend anyone who likes racing to give it a try. The ride along gave us a faster experience but the people who drove appeared just as happy.
    I just want to say I had a great time and lots of fun, may do it again, thanks everybody.
    Awesome, fun time.
    This was my husband's birthday gift -- it was his first stock car ride along, and he LOVED it. The ride was exhilarating, and entire process --from the booking beforehand to the checking in that day-- was simple. The facilities were clean, and our kids loved the ground level view of their dad zipping around the track. Great experience, overall.
    Great time.
    My husband and son loved it, talked about it all the way home! Next they want to drive, so yes they had a great time. Definitely worth the time and money!!!!
    Such a great experience. Everyone involved was friendly and helped make the day.
    I had a certificate for Indy Speedway. There were no openings there that fit my schedule as I am in Connecticut. Lauren Reader helped me with an opening at Pocono Speedway. Smooth, fast and easy. The staff at the race track were great as was the ride. Awesome time! Thank you. Pat Freyer
    Everyone was so nice. Thoroughly enjoyed!
    Staff was freindly and super helpful. Stock car ride brought back memories from 40 years ago when I worked as a Formula Ford mechanic and flat track motorcycle racer. Put a smile on my face!
    The only thing was find the location was difficult. When we got there everyone was friendly. We go there early and we didn't have to wait. This was bday gift for my husband he absolutely loved the place and the people. We are definitely planning to use cloud 9.
    This was an amazing experience and will recommend tis to all my friends!!
    The stock car ride along was awesome! I've been telling everyone they need to do it because I loved it!!!
    Incredable experience. Everyone who loves NASCAR racing should do this at least once in there life. As a spectator, you can't appreciate how the car can hold the turns at that rate of speed. I was amazed. My driver was very cool and fun.
    Thank you very much for allowing us to have this once in a lifetime experience.
    The experience was cool but we got there, waited on line for 20 minutes and within the next 20 minutes we were on our way home. I wish there was something else to do or something they offered, like a tour or recommended activities in the area.
    The total experience was awesome and the staff made the day even better than I thought it would be!
    I actually did not have any contact other than email, so it was hard to fairly answer some of the questions. BUT it was easy to book and everything went well, so the process works!
    Simply amazing, such a thrill!
    Great experience!
    I would highly recommend this NASCAR experience to all you "thrill seekers" out there!
    I recieved the Nascar ride along for my birhday, thanks to the fantastic experience I will never forget WOW !!!!!
    Thrill of a lifetime and a very fond memory. I went with all of my kids who will remember this as one of those special family outings. Our group picture in front of #25 will be a prominent addition to the family album.
    THANK YOU ALL IT WAS A GREAT TIME!
    I had a great time.
    I love speed and this was amazing . I even closed my eyes around the first turn (I don't get scared easily ). My driver was awesome and made the ride even better!
    The Ride Along Experience at Pocono was great. I had previously done a couple of track days at Pocono (driving a car myself ), once utilizing Turn One going in the same direction as the real racers. We were going thru ONE at 90 to 95 MPH and I thought the world was going to come to an end. My driver on Monday for my Ride Along, Chris, took us thru there at probably 120, and it was a blast. We also chased down and blew by a couple of guys doing their own driving duties... so my Ride along was the best bang for the buck for me on this occasion. Thanks! Dave Peters Fishkill, NY
    I got there a little early to try and beat the rain. The were very receptive and thinking the same way. There was no line and got a ride right away. The folks were very nice. The ride was great. My only reservation is I think I got ripped off a lap. I was counting in the car and felt like "Dale" my driver pulled off after five laps. My wife paid for six. I gave Dale the benefit of the doubt and didn't say anything. Then on the way home my wife was asking me how many laps I did and how it was. I told her I thought he pulled off after five laps. My wife said she was counting too and felt the same way. I loved the ride but got a bad feeling like I was ripped off. I would recommend the ride but caution folks to count their laps.
    Had an awesome time!
    Chris is taking a ride along while his little brothers cheer him on in the #1 car!
    Had a great time on the Cloud 9 Ride Along at the Pocono raceway!
    Great ride and a wonderful experience. 160 mph down the Long Pond straightaway is quite a thrill!
    This was the greatest experience. My son and I each enjoyed the Stock Car ride and had a blast! We highly recommend this activity to any Nascar enthusiast. Good clean fun for all!
    Feel the need for speed!
    What a wonderful experience my sons, Scott, Jim and John, Dave Moyer and I had at the Pocono Raceway a couple weeks ago! My sons certainly pulled a fast one on me - what a surprise. Words cannot express what a thrill and pleasure it was to come racing down the straightaways at 160 mph. It was a thrill of a lifetime. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to experience such an adventure. Everyone should try it at least once.
    Great adventure! Wonderful experience!
    That was everything I hoped it would be.
    I had a fantastic day with my family and I would do it all over again Thks for making it a great memory for me.

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