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Lake Erie Speedway NASCAR Style Driving Experience

Slide through the window, buckle up, and drive a race car around the track at speeds up to 150 mph at Lake Erie Speedway. Experience the adrenaline-rush of racing around the track like the NASCAR pros!
Where:Erie, Pennsylvania
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 18 years
Price for:1 Participant
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Ride shotgun in a NASCAR stock car driven by a professional instructor for a 3-lap qualifying run.
Old price: $99.00

Are you ready to put the pedal to the metal racing a 400-plus horsepower stock car?

Give them an unforgettable day at the racetrack as they get a taste of the thrilling, high octane world of professional stock car driving. This is the perfect gift for the NASCAR fan in your life.

When you arrive at Lake Erie Speedway, you’ll have an in-depth briefing where veteran racing instructors will tell you everything you need to know to get your speed up and lap times down.

Next, you’ll get dressed in a full-face helmet and a fire-retardant driving suit over your clothes. Once you’re inside the stock car, you'll need to put it all into practice as you unleash that mighty V8 engine. These are actual stock cars that have battled to the finish line in real NASCAR races!

No previous car racing experience required! 

While you are on the track, a crew member will be in speaking to you via the one-way radio in your helmet, helping you drive safely while, at the same time, getting your speed up to a mind-blowing level. It’s just you alone in the car putting your driving skills to the ultimate test!


  • Soar around Lake Erie Speedway's 3/8-mile asphalt oval.
  • Feel the awesome power of a Late Model stock car's 400+ horsepower engine.
  • Intructed by veteran racing professionals.
  • You will be wearing a fireproof driver's suit, helmet with one-way radio communication, and a HANS Device.  You'll feel like a racing pro!

2024 Dates*

  • July 20, 2024

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

Location:   Just outside of Erie, Pennsylvania.  VIEW MAP

The Cars:

  • The Late Model’s fiberglass body and strong chassis make the cars quicker and lighter than the larger NASCAR style Cup cars used at bigger ovals.
  • The race cars all have standard transmission. If you need assistance 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 race car. The speeds will vary according to each driver’s individual performance.

Need to know:

  • Minimum age for driving is 18 years old.
  • Ride Along minimum age is 14 years and must be accompanied at the track 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-toed 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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