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Dragster Racing Experience, zMAX Dragway

Feed your need for speed with a high-powered drag racing experience at zMAX Dragway. Experience the full power of an 800+ horse power dragster as it rockets down the strip!
Where: Charlotte, North Carolina
Age restriction: Minimum age for participation - 16 years
Price for: 1 Participant
Picture of The Qualifier - Dragster Racing Experience - zMAX Dragway
The Qualifier - Dragster Racing Experience - zMAX Dragway
Includes 2 runs down the strip – a 330 ft. run and a 1/8-mile run.
Picture of The Eliminator  - Dragster Racing Experience - zMAX Dragway
The Eliminator - Dragster Racing Experience - zMAX Dragway
Includes 3 runs down the strip - a 330 ft. run, a 1/8-mile run, and a full ¼-mile run.


Drive one of the loudest and fastest vehicles in the world!

Hang on tight as you launch your dragster off the start line and down the 1/4 mile drag strip at 130mph in 10 seconds! The incredible acceleration will pin you back into your seat.

No racing experience is required!

The fun begins when you arrive at the track and check-in for an overview of safety procedures. Once you’ve learned everything you need to know for this high-speed car racing experience and have had a demonstration run, you’ll get suited up in your fireproof safety suit, helmet and neck collar.Then, it’s time to climb in and get buckled into the dragster.

When the Christmas tree lights turns green, press the pedal to the floor and hang on for a long, smoky burnout followed by a full-throttle launch. In mere seconds you’ll reach speeds over 100 mph.

Each pass includes a breathtaking burn-out and hair-raising launch off the starting line that will have you gripping the steering wheel with white knuckles. All runs are done incrementally with your first pass going to the 330ft mark, the second to the 1/8 mile and your third covering the full ¼ mile reaching speeds up to 130mph.

Whether you are buying this as a gift or treating yourself, this drag racing experience at zMAX Dragway, next to Charlotte Motor Speedway, will show you what pure speed is all about!

What's included:

  • The Qualifier – 2 runs down the strip – a 330 ft. run and a 1/8-mile run.
  • The Eliminator – 3 runs down the strip - a 330 ft. run, a 1/8-mile run, and a full ¼-mile run.
  • Unforgettable smoky burnouts and launches.
  • Reach speeds of up to 130mph.
  • Safety instruction.
  • Track orientation and demonstration run.
  • Safety gear including two-piece fireproof driving suit, gloves, helmet, neck collar.

 2019 Dates*

  • October 19, 2019
  • October 20, 2019


*Dates are subject to change 

Need to know:

  • You must have a valid driver’s license to participate in the driving experiences.
  • The minimum age for participation is 16 years.
  • Participants under 18 yrs of age must have a guardian or parent present who are required to sign a Parental Consent form.
  • All participants must be able to enter and exit the car on their own and be in good health.
  • Drivers must be at least 5’ tall and weigh 100lbs. Maximum height is 6'5". Maximum weight allowable is based on proportionate sizing. No refunds will be given if you are not able to fit in the car.
  • Dress comfortably for the weather in shorts or pants and a t-shirt. You will be required to wear a full racing suit over your clothing and a helmet. Please wear rubber soled shoes or sneakers. Open toed shoes are not allowed.
  • Please note that this experience is dependent on weather. Should your date be cancelled due to weather, your certificate will be honored for a future date. No refunds can be issued.
  • Insurance is included in the price. The policy covers all damages subject to a $1,000 deductible.

This drag racing experience takes place at zMAX Dragway, a short drive from Charlotte, North Carolina VIEW MAP

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