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Bakersfield NASCAR Style Racing Experience

Climb behind the wheel of a lightweight Late Model NASCAR style race car and drive at speeds up to 150mph around the track at Bakersfield’s Kern County Raceway Park.
Where:Bakersfield, California
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 18 years
Price for:1 Participant
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Picture of Taste of Speed - 5 laps Kern County Raceway Park
Taste of Speed - 5 laps Kern County Raceway Park
Picture of The Qualifier - 10  laps Kern County Raceway Park
The Qualifier - 10 laps Kern County Raceway Park
Picture of The Shootout - 15  laps Kern County Raceway Park
The Shootout - 15 laps Kern County Raceway Park
Picture of Ride Along - 3 laps Kern County Raceway Park
Ride Along - 3 laps Kern County Raceway Park
Ride shotgun in a NASCAR stock car driven by a professional instructor for a 3-lap qualifying run.

Experience the thrill of stock car racing and drive like the NASCAR pros do!

Put pedal to the metal! It’s just you in the car with 400-horsepower in your control.

Your incredible car racing experience starts with meeting with racing instructors to go over driving techniques, safety procedures, and everything you need to know for this high-octane adventure.

Then its time to feed your need for speed! You’ll climb through the window, into the driver’s seat and get strapped into the 5-point harness. With your earpiece connected to your helmet you’ll be able to hear your instructor while you are soaring around track. They will be advising you on braking points, changing gears, and coaching you the entire time to get your speed up to a crazy level.

No previous stock car racing experience required!

With your loved ones on the sidelines watching you live your dream of driving a race car like the NASCAR pros, you’ll be laser focused with the rumble and roar of the engine blocking out everything but the track ahead.

2022 Dates*

  • August 23, 2022

*This experience has limited space and only select dates to choose from. Dates are subject to change


  • Soar around the 1/2-mile paved oval at Kern County Raceway.
  • Take control of a race proven Late Model stock car with a 400+ horsepower engine.
  • Instruction from seasoned racing professionals.
  • You will be wearing a fireproof driver's suit, helmet with aone-way radio, and a HANS Device.

Location: Kern County Raceway Park, Bakersfield California. VIEW MAP

The Cars:

  • The race cars all have standard transmissions.
  • The Late Models are designed to race on smaller short oval racetracks.
  • If you need assistance operating a standard vehicle the pit crews will help you exit the pit area and get to speed quickly.
  • The Late Model race cars are built with  fiberglass bodies and strong chassis. This makes the cars lighter and quicker than the larger NASCAR style Cup cars used at bigger ovals.

How fast will I be able to go?

  • Real fast! You will be driving by yourself in the race car. The speeds will vary according to each driver’s individual performance.

Need to know:

  • The minimum age to drive a race car is 18 years old.
  • Ride Along minimum age is 14 years and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Drivers must be able to climb through a 15” high by 28” wide window that sits 35” from the ground.
  • Minimum height requirement is 5′ tall.
  • Maximum height allowable is 6′ 4″.
  • Chest and waist cannot exceed 52".
  • Wear clothes that will be comfortable under the driver’s suit.
  • Closed toe shoes are required. The shoes you wear should allow you to feel the pedals through the sole. A running shoe or equivalent usually works best (no boots). Open-toed shoes are not permitted.
  • This experience is weather dependent. If your racing event is cancelled due to weather, your certificate will be rescheduled for a future date. Refunds cannot be issued.
  • You are financially responsible for all damage caused to the car due to driver error. A Vehicle Protection Plan is available for $60.00, subject to a $1000.00 deductible. You can purchase optional insurance at the race car track on the day of your event. Due to the quality of the training and cars, damage is rare, but you will be responsible for any damage to the race car.

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