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Buffalo NY NASCAR Style Racing Experience

Are you ready for the ultimate driving experience? Drive a race car around the track at speeds up to 150 mph at Lancaster National Speedway, just outside of Buffalo, NY. This is true NASCAR style stock car driving and is as real an experience that you can get!
Where:Buffalo, New York
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 18 years
Price for:1 Participant
Picture of Taste of Speed - 5 laps Lancaster National Speedway
Taste of Speed - 5 laps Lancaster National Speedway
Picture of The Qualifier - 10  laps Lancaster National Speedway
The Qualifier - 10 laps Lancaster National Speedway
Picture of The Shootout - 15  laps Lancaster National Speedway
The Shootout - 15 laps Lancaster National Speedway
Picture of Ride Along - 3 laps Lancaster National Speedway
Ride Along - 3 laps Lancaster National Speedway
Ride shotgun in a NASCAR stock car driven by a professional instructor for a 3-lap qualifying run.

Discover what its like to drive a race car like the NASCAR pros do!

This is the ideal gift for the NASCAR fan in your life. Make their racing dream come true as they fire up the mighty engine and unleash a 400-horsepower racing machine around a 5/8-mile oval short track.

When you arrive at Lancaster National Speedway, you’ll have an in-depth pre-driving briefing and then get dressed in a full-face helmet and a fire-retardant driving suit over your clothes. Seasoned racing instructors will get you ready to tackle the track and car.

Once you’re inside the stock car, you'll need to put it all into practice as you unleash that mighty V8. These are actual stock cars that have battled to the finish line in NASCAR races!

While you are on the track, a crew member will be in your ear the entire time on the one-way radio in your helmet, helping you drive safely while, at the same time, getting your speed up to an awesome level. But don’t worry, it’s just you alone in the car putting your driving skills to the ultimate test!

No previous car racing experience required!


  • Soar around Lancaster National Speedway's 5/8-mile asphalt oval Short Track.
  • Feel the mind-blowing power of a Late Model stock car's 400+ horsepower engine.
  • Intructed by seasoned racing professionals.
  • You will be wearing a fireproof driver's suite, helmet with one-way radio communication, and a HANS Device.  You'll feel like a racing pro!

2022 Dates*

  • The checked flag has been waved for the 2021 season - stayed tuned for 2022 track dates.

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

Location: Lancaster, New York, just outside of Buffalo.VIEW MAP

The Cars:

  • Late Models designed to race on smaller short oval racetracks.
  • 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 participation: 18 years old. Ride Along minimum ages is 14 year 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.
  • Minimum height requirement: 5′ tall.
  • Maximum height allowable: 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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