Driving Experiences

Drive a Dragster

Gainesville Raceway

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Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, FL

Get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of driving a big block Chevy dragster on the Gainesville Raceway during this awesome Drive a Dragster adventure!

  • Enjoy this dragster driving experience with your professional instructor Frank Hawley who has won 9 NHRA National Championships
  • Prior to getting behind the wheel, you will receive classroom, in-car, and on-track instruction
  • This driving adventure includes a 1/8-mile run and 2 quarter-mile runs
  • Live out your dream of speeding down a track during this adrenaline-pumping adventure!
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

Select Dates Only:
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

April 12, 2024

*Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School visits different dragstrips throughout the year, with each visit lasting only one exhilarating day. For the best availability, we recommend redeeming and booking your experience as soon as possible.

Essential Information
  • Helmets, collar, gloves, arm restraints, and racing suits will be provided
  • Included in the price is liability reduction, decreasing your liability for accidental damage from $5,000 to $1,000
  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license
  • Not recommended for participants exceeding 6'5"
  • Participants cannot exceed 300 pounds each
  • Parking is available at the track at no charge
  • Drivers must demonstrate proper skills and judgement to advance from the half track run to the full runs
This experience lasts approximately 4 hours.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
You will be accompanied by up to 19 other drivers during this experience.
Spectators must sign the track release form when they arrive. They are allowed to sit in the grandstands during the experience.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. In the event that severe weather causes the cancelation of your experience, please contact your experience provider for rescheduling/refunds.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing, socks that cover your ankles, and closed-toe shoes.
Are there any age requirements?

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid state driver's license.

Are there any height or weight restrictions?

You must be less than 6'5" and must not exceed 300 pounds. Also, participants must be able to bring their knee up to their chest, so that they are able to climb in and out of the dragster. 

How many runs will I get to make?

For this experience, each driver will get 3 runs. The first will be a half track run (1/8 mile) and the next 2 runs will be full runs (1/4 mile). Drivers will need to demonstrate proper skill and judgement on the half track run in order to make the full runs. 

What should I bring with me to the track?

All drivers will need to bring a valid state driver's license. It is recommended to bring a cooler with food and drinks for yourself and guests as there is no food or drink available at the race track. 

Can I bring any guests?

Yes, there will be a viewing area at the track where guests can watch the action, however no guests will be allowed in the classroom or restricted areas of the raceway. 

What happens if I damage the dragster?

Included in the price of this experience is liability reduction. Your liability for accidental damage to the race cars that will be driven at Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School is reduced from $5,000 to $1,000 with this included liability reduction fee. 

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, you will be charged a $50 fee for rescheduling or canceling a class if you do so more than 30 days prior to the class date. After that time there will be no refund. 


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