Mario Andretti Racing Experience Checkered Flag is for your thrill seeking race fan. Following Drivers Meeting with Crew Chief, get behind the wheel and drive a full size, Indy-style race car by yourself for (3) 8 minute timed racing sessions all back to back with pit stops in between. That's a total of 24 minutes driving time on one of the nation's premier speedways. There's no lead car to follow and no instructor riding with you as you drive as you work on achieving faster speeds at Mario Andretti Racing Experience. You know the saying..."Third times a charm!"

Drivers Meeting with Crew Chief
Training and Instruction
Drive an Indy-style race car by yourself!
In Car Radio Communications with Personal Spotter
Yes, Passing is allowed!
Graduate Certificate & Souvenir Racing License

SALE: $959.99 ($1599.99 value) all locations except Las Vegas ($1099.99)


We’ve got you covered! For a $39 Driver’s Fee, drivers are covered with Vehicle Liability Insurance. The Drivers Fee is required for all drivers and is due at check out when making a reservation.

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MORE DETAILS on the Checkered Flag Experience

Q: What does the Checkered Flag Experience include?

A:  The Checkered Flag experience includes a Driver's Meeting with Crew Chief, training and instruction plus (3)  8 minute driving sessions back to back of on track driving time.  That's a total of 24 minutes of you driving an Indy-style race car by yourself.  You'll get a brief pit stop in between your 8 minute driving sessions and get 2 way in car radio communications with a personal racing instructor your entire experience you're on the track.  AND you'll get to try for FASTER SPEEDS in the Checkered Flag.

Q: Are there restrictions for driving an Indy-style race car?

A: Yes.  Drivers must be 18 years or older and have a valid drivers license.  Under 16 written parental consent is required. Other restrictions include drivers shouldn't exceed 270 lbs and be over 6'7" to fit comfortably in the race car.

Q: Do I drive by myself or is someone with me?

A.  You'll be driving by yourself.  There's no instructor riding with you and no lead car to follow.  You'll get in car 2 way radio communications with your Personal Racing Instructor (Spotter) as you drive coaching you every lap.

Q: Can I go faster speeds in the Checkered Flag experience?

A: Yes.  The chip is changed in the Checkered Flag experience allowing you the chance to drive faster than what you would in the Rookie or Kings Experience.  More driving time allows for faster speeds.

Q: How do I book 2 or more people in the Checkered Flag Experience?

A: For 2 or more drivers you need to book one person at a time.  Do not change the number of sessions.  Leave the number of sessions to say "3".  Once done booking the first person, go back and book the next person.

Q: Do I have to have experience driving a race car?

A: No experience is required.  Drivers attend a Drivers Meeting with Crew Chief before they drive and learn everything they need to know.

Q: How long will this experience take?

A: Depending on which driving experience you purchase, you'll want to allow 2-3 hours.

Q: What do I get when I am done driving?

A: Drivers receive a Graduate Certificate with name, date and top speed for bragging rights of course.

Q: What do I wear?

A: Dress comfortable and casual.  A racing suit will be issued to you to wear so we recommend shorts and t-shirt to wear under the racing suit.  Closed toe shoes are required and no cowboy boots please.

Q: Are there other fees or deductibles I have to pay for insurance?

A: The only fee we charge drivers is a $39 Drivers Fee which covers your Vehicle Liability Insurance along with a Souvenier Racing License to keep.

Q: Do I need to make a reservation?

A: Yes, reservations are required.  Dates and times do sell out in advance.

Q: What do I do if I don't know what date or time to book and the sale is running out?

A:  Buy a Gift Card.  The Gift Card will lock you into the sale price.  Gift Cards never expire and are good for any of the nationwide speedways.

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: In the event of rain, we do everything possible to accommodate drivers that day.  We may go on rain delay and then dry the racetrack so its safe to drive on.  Once its dry, we will do our best to accommodate everyone. In the event its a complete rain out you can reschedule to another date, time, at any speedway or get a Store Credit which can be used at your leisure for any of our nationwide speedways.  Store Credits never expire and are good for NASCAR Racing Experience or Mario Andretti Racing Experience.

Q: Can I bring people with me to watch?

A: Yes.  Friends and family are welcome to come watch and cheer you on.  There are no fees for spectators to attend so bring them to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience with you.

Q: How do I book this experience?

A:  You can book online on the website.  All online transactions are safe and secure. Or you can call customer service at 704-886-2400 and a Customer Service Crew Member will be happy to help you over the phone.  

Mario Andretti Racing Experience Checkered Flag Experience

Go for it and sign up for the Mario Andretti Racing Experience Checkered Flag! In the Checkered Flag you get to drive an Indy Car for 3 racing sessions and work on driving faster speeds. Mario Andretti Racing Experience professional racing instructors will coach you over radio communications and help you work on go faster each and every session. Mario Andretti Racing Experience prides itself in being a leader in the open wheel, Indy car driving experience business and recommends every driver tries to drive as many sessions as possible. Mario Andretti Racing experience Checkered Flag driving experience is perfect for the serious racer or for the thrill seeker who wants to drive fast. Book your Mario Andretti Racing Experience today for one of the nations premier speedways or buy a gift card for your special someone. Mario Andretti Racing Experience is guaranteed to be a gift they will remember forever.
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