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Cleveland NASCAR Style Racing Experience

Put the pedal to the metal and hang on for the ultimate thrill ride with a NASCAR Style Racing Experience at Sandusky Speedway, a short drive from Cleveland and Toledo. Drive a real race car at speeds up to 150mph!
Where:Sandusky, Ohio
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 18 years
Price for:1 Participant
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Make their dream of driving a stock car like the pros come true!

For the true NASCAR fan in your life, this is the ultimate gift! They will never forget the thrill of driving a 400-horsepower racing machine around Sandusky Speedway’s 1/2-mile oval track.

No previous stock car racing experience required!

Your driving adventure begins with a pre-race briefing with professional driving instructors. They will teach you how to tame the track and get the most out of your awesome racing machine. Next, you’ll suit up in a full-face helmet, HANS device and driver’s suit over your clothes.

How fast you go is up to you! No instructor in the car, no pace car to follow, no instructor in the car, all laps are hot laps, and passing allowed!

You’ll slide through the window and into the driver’s seat. A crew member will buckle you into your five-point racing harness and check your one-way helmet radio. While you’re soaring around the track, your instructor will be giving you advice on changing gears and braking points so you can safely get your speed up to a mind-blowing level.

It’s just you alone in the car putting your driving skills to the ultimate test!

While you are focused on the track ahead and the roar of the engine is drowning out every other thought, your friends and family can be on the sidelines rooting you on.

2024 Dates*

  • August 04, 2024

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


  • Race around Sandusky Speedway's 1/2-mile asphalt oval as fast as you can.
  • Feel astounding power of a Late Model stock car's 400+ horsepower engine.
  • Instruction from stock car racing veterans.
  • You'll be geared up with a helmet with one-way radio, a HANS Device and driver’s suit.

Location:    Sandusky, Ohio, a short drive from Cleveland and Toledo  VIEW MAP

The Cars:

  • Late Models are designed to race on smaller short oval racetracks.
  • The Late Model’s fiberglass body and strong chassis combine to make the car lighter and quicker than the NASCAR style Cup cars driven at bigger ovals.
  • The race cars all have standard transmission. If you need help operating a standard vehicle the pit crews will help you exit the pit area and get to speed quickly.

How fast will I be able to go?

  • Real fast! You are driving by yourself in the stock car with an instructor in your ear via the helmet radio helping you go faster and faster

Need to know:

  • The minimum age to drive a race car is18 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.
  • The minimum height requirement is 5′ tall.
  • The maximum height allowable is 6′ 4″.
  • Waist and chest 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 similar usually works best (no boots). Open-toed shoes are not allowed.
  • 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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