Dragster Racing Experience, Gateway Motorsports Park

Experience first-hand the awesome speed of a high-powered dragster at Gateway Motorsports Park, minutes from St. Louis. Whether you are buying this as a gift or treating yourself, this dragster racing experience provides the ultimate thrill ride.
Where: Madison, Illinois
Age restriction: Minimum age for participation - 16 years
Price for: 1 Participant
Picture of The Qualifier - Dragster Racing Experience - Gateway Motorsports Park
The Qualifier - Dragster Racing Experience - Gateway Motorsports Park
Includes 2 runs down the strip – a 330 ft. run and a 1/8-mile run.
$437.00
$237.00
Picture of The Eliminator  - Dragster Racing Experience - Gateway Motorsports Park
The Eliminator - Dragster Racing Experience - Gateway Motorsports Park
Includes 3 runs down the strip - a 330 ft. run, a 1/8-mile run, and a full ¼-mile run.
$637.00
$287.00

 

Hang on tight as you race your dragster off the start line!

This is your chance to be launched down the1/4 mile drag strip at 130mph in 10 seconds! Feel the awesome power of the engine behind you and the G-force from the 800+ horse power dragster as it accelerates down the strip!

No car racing experience is required!

After track orientation, safety instruction and a demonstration run, you’ll get suited up & buckled into the dragster.

Push the pedal to the floor and hang on for a smoky burnout followed by a full-force launch off the starting line. In seconds you’ll reach speeds over 100 mph. You'll feel the adrenaline rush as the incredible acceleration pins you back against your seat.

Each run 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 1/4 mile reaching speeds up to 130mph.

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 and track orientation.
  • Demonstration run.
  • Safety gear including two-piece driving suit, gloves, neck collar, and helmet.


 2019 Dates*

  • August 18, 2019

THIS EXPERIENCE HAS LIMITED SPACE AND ONLY SELECTED DATES TO CHOOSE FROM.

*Dates are subject to change.

Need to know:

  • You must have a valid driver’s license to participate in the drag racing experiences.
  • The minimum age for participation is 16 years.
  • Participants under 18 yrs of age must have a guardian or parent present. They are required to sign a Parental Consent form.
  • All participants must be in good health and able to enter and exit the car on their own.
  • 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 dragster racing experience takes place at Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, Illinois , just minutes from downtown St. Louis.   VIEW MAP

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