BEST. EXPERIENCE. EVER. DRIVE an INDY-STYLE RACE CAR!
MARIO ANDRETTI RACING EXPERIENCE, "WORLD'S FASTEST DRIVING EXPERIENCE" You can DRIVE a full size, open wheel, Indy-style race car by Yourself! Following drivers meeting with crew chief, training and instruction you get behind the wheel and drive an Indy-style race car for timed racing sessions on the Nation’s Premier Race Tracks. There’s no lead car to follow, no instructor rides with you, you get one-on-one instruction from a spotter over your 2-Way In-Car Radio. You can pass the slower cars as you catch them, YES, passing is allowed in this once-in-a-lifetime, Indy-style racing experience.
- If you can’t decide on a date, time or location to make a reservation, get a Gift Certificate!
- Good at any of our nationwide locations.
- Gift Certificates NEVER expire!
- Gift Certificates are personalized and emailed once purchased.
- You can purchase for any driving session, ride package or for ANY dollar amount.
- Can be redeemed for either NASCAR Racing Experience or Mario Andretti Racing Experience
- Gift Certificates are for a one time use and do not carry a balance
The time on your driving session begins as you start driving down pit road and it ends when you pull back into the pits.
Yes. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and should not exceed 6’5″, 250 lbs. Our race cars do not have doors, so participants must have the ability to climb into the cock pit of the Indy-style, race car. Passengers for Ride Along must be a minimum of 5 ft. Tall and 100 lbs. Under 18 years must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign a parental consent form.
All timed driving sessions you should allow up to 3 hours from your scheduled start time. This includes the drivers meeting, training and instruction. Ride Along should allow up to 1 hour from your scheduled start time.
It is highly recommended, if you don’t have the ability please let us know in advance so we can be prepared to assist you.
Yes, all drivers are required to bring a valid driver’s license to the race track and present when checking in.
We highly recommend you make a reservation in advance. Space is limited on any given track day and most dates do sell out in advance. Why risk the chance of not getting to drive by waiting until the last minute? Go ahead and make your reservation today!
Absolutely! We encourage you to bring friends and family. A trackside viewing area is available at all tracks.
We’ve got you covered! For $39 all drivers are covered with vehicle liability insurance, plus you get a souvenir racing license to take home with you. The drivers fee is required for all drivers and is due at check out when making a reservation.
Thank you for making a reservation. Once a reservation has been made, changes can be made more than 30 days prior to the reservation date for a $50 administration fee. Within 30 days of the reservation date you will be locked in to this date and time – no changes can be made. If you cancel or fail to attend, you will forfeit your entire reservation. There are no refunds for any reason. In the event of inclement weather or situations out of the racing experience’s control, you will be rescheduled or issued a voucher. Vouchers never expire and may be used for any of the nationwide locations. Please note all dates are subject to change. Following acceptance of payment, a confirmation email will be sent within minutes of your transaction.
Thank you for purchasing a Gift Certificate. Gift Certificates never expire, can be used at any of our nationwide locations and are good for NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience or Mario Andretti Racing Experience. Gift Certificates can be transferred to another person but there are no refunds for any reason. Taxes and fees may apply. Following the acceptance of your payment a receipt and E-Gift Certificate will be sent to email provided.
Multiple factors determine top speeds including track conditions, weather, temperature, the size of the race track, banking, the experience purchased and individual driving ability. As stated, “top speeds may reach up to” means exactly that. Top speeds are approximate top speeds. We take the average lap speeds and add to that speed to get an approximate top speed at end of straightaways. The higher programs we offer, the speeds will be closer to the actual top speed. Because it is an estimated top speed based off the average lap speed, the 5min & 8-16min programs will be skewed to the high side and the 24-48min programs will be closer to accurate top speeds, which will be reached at the end of the straightaway. Top speed will be printed for all drivers on your graduate certificate. All speeds stated are TOP MPH reached at the end of the straightaway, not the average lap speed.
Yes, if you come up on a slower race car, your personal racing instructor will instruct you to pass.
The weight and height requirements are a general range and are not guaranteed. In the event you can’t fit in the car, we will do our best to help accommodate you at the racetrack with other options.
Comfortable, casual clothes depending on the time of year as your clothing will be worn under a driving suit. Wear closed toe shoes, tennis shoes are recommended.
We provide you with everything you need except shoes and gloves.
*race shoes and gloves are not required but permitted if you bring your own.
Yes, but we will need to know in advance so we can plan accordingly. Drivers communicate with spotters. Please call us in advance if you have concerns, so we can plan.
Yes. Digital waivers will be emailed, and printed waivers will be at the race track.
20. What’s the difference in Mario Andretti Racing Experience and other racing schools or driving experiences?
Mario Andretti Racing Experience is the most realistic Indy-style driving experience offered.
- Drive full size, open wheel, open cock pit, Indy-style race cars
- No lead cars to follow- as you drive timed racing sessions- no lap counting.
- In-car Racing Electronic radio communications with spotters
- Passing is allowed.
- “World’s Fastest Driving Experience”
All asphalt oval race tracks, the same race tracks the IRL and NASCAR race on.
The nation’s premier Speedways include:
- Atlanta Motor Speedway
- Auto Club Speedway- formerly California Speedway
- Charlotte Motor Speedway
- Dover Motor Speedway
- Homestead Miami Speedway
- ISM Raceway- formerly Phoenix International Raceway
- Kansas Speedway
- Kentucky Speedway
- Las Vegas Motor Speedway
- Michigan International Raceway
- Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
- Nashville Superspeedway
- New Hampshire Motor Speedway
- Richmond International Raceway
- Texas Motor Speedway
Our driving experiences are structured so the more time you spend on the race track, the more comfortable you will feel in the race car on the race track. Most guest will be able to handle faster speeds the more comfortable they feel, so usually the more track time you buy, the faster you will go. We have rev limiters in the cars to control the top speeds a car will run on their last session, in our 5-16 minutes the cars will run up to 5000 RPM’s, 24-40 minutes the cars will run up to 5400 RPM’s, 48 minutes the cars will run up to 5600 RPM’s, Advanced Driving Experience the cars will run up to 5800 RPM’s. the guest personal racing instructor will determine whether the guest is capable of running any faster, the changing to the next level RPM’s is no guarantee, you must show your personal racing instructor that you are capable of running faster speeds by running the correct driving line we teach you during your classroom session. RPM’s may vary based on track size.
We accept credit cards including American Express, Master Card, Visa and Discover. No cash is accepted.
At NASCAR Racing Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience, safety is our number one priority. With the recent development of the Coronavirus, we would like to share some of our best practices and procedures on safety and cleanliness in a Frequently Asked Questions format.
Is the racing experience held at an indoor venue?
No. The racing experience is offered outdoors, at the racetrack in an open air environment. The customer experience is in race cars which are either open cock pit (Indy-style race cars) or open window (NASCAR Race Cars) The only portion of the experience offered in doors is the Drivers Meeting which is for Drivers only. In effort to help we are only allowing drivers in the drivers meeting at this time. Guests are welcome to attend and wait outside during the drivers meeting.
What measures are you taking to help?
Before wearing a helmet, a disposable head sock will be given to you to wear. This head sock will be thrown away after you use it. Steering wheels will be wiped down with disinfectant. Racing suits will be washed after every event. Helmets will be sprayed with disinfectant and cleaned thoroughly. Bathrooms are provided including soap to wash your hands. And our staff will keep their hands clean not only by washing hands but by using hand sanitizer as much as possible.
I feel sick. Should I attend?
No. If you feel sick, please call customer service to reschedule your reservation for another date and time when you are feeling better.
I am coming from Europe and can not get there. What should I do?
Please email customer service at Contact@driving101.com. We will be happy to assist you in rescheduling to a later date or issue you a store credit that never expires and may be used at any of our nationwide speedways.
Are you cancelling?
No. We are planning to run as scheduled at this time.
What is the Covid-19 Surcharge?
This $5 fee covers additional expenses added to ensure the safety of our customers and staff including the highly enhanced sanitation and safety procedures plus personal protection gear for our employees.
*$5 Covid-19 Surcharge covers additional expenses added to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. Required for all participants. $39 Driver's Fee- Mandatory for all DRIVERS. Covers vehicle liability insurance and Souvenir Racing License.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Mario Andretti Racing Experience, "Worlds Fastest Driving Experience"
Mario Andretti Racing Experience, Worlds Fastest Driving Experience is the Best Experience Ever
Welcome to Mario Andretti Racing Experience, Worlds Fastest Driving Experience. You can drive a full size, Indy-style race car at Mario Andretti Racing Experience. Or take a ride along in a 2 seat, Indy-style race car at the Worlds Fastest Driving Experience.
You can DRIVE a full size, open wheel, Indy-style race car by yourself! Following drivers meeting with crew chief, training and instruction you get behind the wheel and drive an Indy-style race car for timed racing sessions on the Nation’s Premier Race Tracks.
There’s no lead car to follow, no instructor rides with you, you get one-on-one instruction from a spotter over your 2-Way In-Car Radio. You can pass the slower cars as you catch them, YES, passing is allowed in this once-in-a-lifetime racing experience.
Mario Andretti Driving Experience offers driving experiences at the nation's premier speedways. Drive a race car or take a ride along in an Indy-style race car. Make a reservation or buy a Gift Certificate. Because Mario Andretti Racing Experience offers Gift Certificates, its the perfect gift for holiday season. For more information call customer service at 877-RACE-LAP or visit www.AndrettiRacing.com
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