Drive a Stock Car

Pocono Raceway

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Overview

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!
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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    Essential Information
    • 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 lbs
    • Experience provider has 3 cars with automatic transmissions in addition to manual, so it's not required to know how to operate a manual transmission
    • 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
    20-80 mile options. Duration of event is anywhere from 3-5 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
    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.

    For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. These measures include adding extra precautions to all sanitation measures. Our partners kindly ask if you are feeling any symptoms, to please reschedule your experience.

    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?

    No, the experience provider has 3 cars with automatic transmissions in addition to manual cars, so it's not required to know how to operate a manual transmission.

    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.

    Returns
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Exchanges
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

    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.

    Customer 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! ”
    “Drove a stock car at Pocono Raceway, had a blast!!!!”
    “Unbelievable experience, heart pumping, amazing. It was a gift from my wife and it eased the adrenaline junkie in me.”
    “This was the best experience ever. It was more than what I would have expected. The staff at the stock car experience was extremely knowledgeable. They spent the time needed to explain and instruct.”
    “This was a gift, so I cannot rate the booking experience. Your survey should eliminate this question if it was a gift. This was an awesome gift. My stock car racing experience at Pocono was tremendous. From the time I entered the gate until the time I left the facility, everything was flawless. From the classroom instruction, to the introduction to the car, the safety training, the guy providing the racing suit, the person buckling me into the stock car, the driver in the ride-along, the instructor I followed on the track, to the cones and marks to assist me with the racing line...everything was perfect. The pictures and video were excellent as well. I would highly recommend the experience. The only suggestion that my family had was that the area for friends and family to view the event limited them to seeing only the front straightaway. If they were allowed to sit in the main grandstands or had some type of viewing platform in the infield (perhaps atop the pits), then they could watch the cars go all the way around the track.”
    “My experience was much better than I even expected.”
    “Very good. Have no complaints at all.”
    “Highly recommend to everyone!!!”
    “Let's see where do I start the directions were spot on, the guard the gate was very friendly and explained the sign off sheets. Upon entering the raceway it becomes exciting for the anticipation to drive. The next step is the pocono clubhouse for drivers only and that's when it gets real saying goodby to the wife. When you get upstairs the instructor was there greeting you and takes your license and u take in the sights of the track and the cars before the class starts. The instructor was excellent he always stressed safety which is very important. He discusses the track and to follow the line the lead driver will take and you follow. You leave the penthouse and the instructor takes in a van 2 laps around the track to get used to the bank and further stress the safety of following the instructor when driving these machines. You get sized up for your suit and helmet and that's when the fun begins . You approach the car as other Cars are rumbling by on the track and you realize that in a few minutes you'll be doing that same thing. Now as u get in the car u get last minute instructions to start the car and follow your instructor. The engine starts and off u go at the first bank not so bad speed picks up and now your really driving this race car around the track the FEELING is unbelievable the SPEED the G- Force around the turns and the exceleration is great . Then when the drive is over you pull into the pit and get out it is so exhilerating you really can't believe what just happened it was great can't wait to do this again and would Recommend this to anyone who wants a race car Exprience. After this I have Great Respect for Race car drivers they are a special breed. Thank u for this opportunity .”
    “I drove a stock car at Pocono Raceway in PA. It was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life! I have been a race fan my whole life but I will never watch a race the same way again! I plan to return! ”
    “It was a great experience. It was really fun driving the car and was very exciting. The people were all great and it was everything that I hoped it would be. The only criticism was that I had to wait a long time (well over an hour) after I got suited up to finally get in the car which seemed too long. The guys apologized for that saying that they had a lot of "specials". Not sure what they were. Otherwise, had a great time!”
    “Learning to drive fast is a real art. The crew gave us a crash course in not crashing, giving all the signs to watch for and showing off the features in the car in short order. Then the fun begins! Drive as fast as you can behind the pacecar, keep your drive lines and go faster each time. It's a challenge to do for only a few laps. How do the pros do it?!?”
    “My driving experience was wonderful! One of the most exciting things I have ever done. The instructor was professional and very helpful with preparing us for our driving experience. The people in the pits were also wonderful. I was so nervous and they help me relax and focus on the drive. I rate my experience a 9 overall and the only reason it's not a 10 is because my achievement certificate read Mr. Susan Michel. Obviously I'm not a man, I did contact your headquarters and requested the correct the certificate for me which I was told they would send me an corrected certificate. ”
    “Just a fantastic experience and a total thrill driving the car !! Should have booked a longer run but will hopefully make it back some day to do it again ”
    “OMG! This was AMAZING! I didn't want to leave the track! I wish I could do it all the time. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For this once-in-a-life-time experience. We travelled from Calgary, Alberta to do this. It was a surprise for my birthday from my girlfriend!”
    “Was truly a lifetime experience, would definitely do again!”
    “The experience was surreal. It was a gift. My wife always finds something outrageous and extraordinary for me to do and keeps life exciting. ”
    “Great gift! Loved every turn!!”
    “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!”

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