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Dirt Track Racing Experience, Pittsburgh

Gear up for the most exhilarating driving experience of your life: Dirt Track Racing at Lernerville Speedway near Pittsburgh.
Where:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 18 years
Price for:1 Participant
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5 laps - Dirt Track Racing - Lernerville Speedway
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10 laps - Dirt Track Racing - Lernerville Speedway
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15 laps - Dirt Track Racing - Lernerville Speedway
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Ride-Along 3 laps - Dirt Track Racing - Lernerville Speedway
Ride shotgun in a race car driven by a professional instructor for a 3-lap qualifying run.

Strap in and hold on tight for some serious drifting and speed dirt track racing!

Blend the speed of NASCAR stock car racing with the thrills of unexpected slides and drifts while racing around the track at Lernerville Speedway. There is nothing else in the racing world like dirt track racing!

No previous racing experience required!

Your racing experience begins with a 45-minute in-class instruction where you will go over safety measures, basic techniques of dirt track driving, track details and everything you need to know to drive a race car. Following the class, you’ll gear up in a fireproof driving suit, helmet and HANS device.

Before you rev the engine and tear out onto the track, a crew member will tighten your 5-point racing harness and check the one-way radio that’s wired to your helmet. While you are going around the track, your instructor will guide throughout the experience via your helmet radio, helping you to driving faster and efficiently, honing your technique with each lap.

What's included:

  • Drive a Legends Modified, Late Model, UMP Modified or Big Block Modified around Lernerville Speedway’s 4/10-mile dirt oval.
  • 45 minute in-class instruction from seasoned racing professionals.
  • Use of necessary safety equipment, including helmet, fire resistant suits, and HANS device.

Location: Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.  VIEW MAP

2023-24 Dates*

  • The flag has been waved for the 2023 season.
  • Buckle up for 2024 dates coming soon!

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

The Cars:

You’ll be able to choose from one of the following types of cars*:

  • Legends Modified: Legends Modified race cars are easy to control in a slide and surprisingly fast!
  • Late Model: There is nothing like throwing a Late Model race car down into the corner and coming back to the throttle as the left front tire lifts off the ground.
  • Big Block Modified: There’s something special about the center steer big block style modified. The Beasts of the East!
  • UMP Style Modified: If you’re looking for the car to move around a little more, and really feel the racetrack then the UMP Style Modified is the car for you.  Its an entry level dirt car and makes it easy for a driver with little to no experience to go dirt racing.

*Car types are subject to availability.

Need to know:

  • All of the race cars are equipped with standard transmissions. If you need assistance operating a standard vehicle the pit crews will help you exit the pit area and get to speed quickly.
  • You need a valid driver’s license to participate in the driving experiences.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate
  • You 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 is 6′ 3″.
  • Waist and chest can be no greater than 48".
  • Dress comfortably for the weather in shorts or jeans and a t-shirt. Wear something that will be comfortable underneath the fire suit.
  • Drivers should wear running shoes or shoes with a flexible sole. Open toe shoes are not permitted.
  • Family and friends are welcome to come and watch.
  • Please note that this experience is weather dependent. If your date be cancelled due to weather, your certificate will be honored for a future date. Refunds cannot be issued.
  • You are financially responsible for all damage caused to the car if crashed while the driver is driving. A Vehicle Protection Plan is available for $30.00, subject to a $1000.00 deductible or for $45 subject to a $500 deductible. You can purchase optional insurance at the race car track on the day of your event or when you reserve your day/time with the experience provider.

Whether you are checking an activity off your bucket list or buying this as an experience gift for the NASCAR racing fan in your life, this dirt track racing experience provides the ultimate thrill ride!

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