Drive an Indy Car

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of driving a full size, open wheel, Indy-style race car on the New Hampshire Motor Speedway during this Drive an Indy Car adventure! 

  • School started by the legendary Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time
  • Indy-style race cars are similar to the ones Mario Andretti raced in his amazing racing career
  • Passing is allowed and no lead car to follow as you drive by yourself for the timed racing session
  • Get in car 2-way radio communication with your personal racing instructor coaching you every lap
  • Receive a full-color graduate certificate printed with your top speed!
New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Loudon, NH
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If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Select Dates Only:
August 12, 2023

AM times are typically 8:00 to 11:00
PM times are typically 12:00 to 3:00 

*Schedule is subject to change


Essential Information
  • Must be between 5'0" - 6'5" tall, weigh between 100 - 275 pounds and be in good overall physical condition
  • A valid drivers license is required
  • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to sign a consent waiver at the track
  • Participants do not need to know how to drive a manual transmission (stick shift)
  • Passing is allowed (there is no lead car)
  • Pricing includes a $39 driver's fee covering accidental insurance, racing license, earbuds, and releases the driver from liability for any vehicle damage
  • Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy while at the track
  • Recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators
Please plan to be at the track for approximately 3 hours.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
1 participant is allowed per car.
We encourage you to bring friends and family to share in the experience.
Weather Dependent
If there is inclement weather on your day of the experience and the experience provider has to cancel, the provider will contact you and either reschedule you for another available date or issue you a gift card that you can use to reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rainouts.
What To Wear
Comfortable, casual clothes depending on the time of year as your clothing will be worn under a driving suit. Wear closed-toe shoes, tennis shoes are recommended.
What is the age requirement?
All participants must possess a valid driver's license. Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent at the track.
Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 pounds in order to participate, a maximum of 6'4" and 250 pounds, and must also be in good overall physical condition. Participants will be required to climb into the vehicle's cockpit with minimal assistance which sits about 24'' off the ground.
Do I have to know how to drive stick shift?
It is recommended, but not required. You will have to shift from low to high gear.
How will the program be structured?
Following a one-hour pre-drive orientation/training session with the driving school's Crew Chief and professional instructors, you'll drive a real Indy-style race car on a Super Speedway for a timed session. Total drive-time will depend on the lap-length program purchased. For this experience, there is no lead car utilized and and no instructor in the car with you! You will have constant, 2-way communication with a professional racing instructor through a state-of-the-art, in-car racing electronics radio system. Upon completion, you'll receive a full-color, Graduate Certificate with your top speed proudly displayed on it.
What happens if I wreck a car?

The price includes a $39 fee for racing license and liability insurance. This releases you from all vehicle damage.

Is passing allowed?
Yes. If you come up on a slower race car, track personnel will assist you around the slower portion(s) of the group, using techniques and instructions covered in your pre-drive orientation session.
Can I choose my own racecar?
No. Unfortunately, the driving school cannot guarantee which exact cars will be at the track on a given date, nor can they promise the specific car a participant will be assigned to for his/her drive. Each participant is assigned to a car with careful consideration, based on individual height and weight.
What is the policy on rain-outs?
If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the driving school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date, or issue you a gift card that you can use to later reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.

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 all bookings are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed once you have scheduled a date. If you need to reschedule, you have up until 30 days prior to your reservation to make changes for a $50 administrative fee. Once you are within 30 days of the event, you are then locked into that date and time and no changes can be made.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 4 reviews.
Great crew at the track had everything well organized. It's clear that they put each visitor's safety first. It was a fun day at the track, and I will definitely go back.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Brenda, Thank you for leaving your kind review! We love hearing such positive feedback about our partners, especially in regards to their safety policies. We are happy you had such an amazing time on the track, and we hope to get you out on another adventure soon! Regards, Johnika Virgin Experience Gifts
I drove an open-wheel "Indy Car" at NH Motor Speedway. It was the experience of a lifetime. Everyone involved was helpful and professional. BUT .. the thrill of driving a real Indy Car at speeds over 115 mph just couldn't be beat. To top it off, it was a bright sunny day, and my wife got excellent pictures. If you have a DSLR camera, BRING IT... don't rely on your phone to get the same quality pictures. My wife tells me my next gift should be flying a plane... CLOUD 9 LIVING has that also.
The driving experience was great. I have done many things in my 75 years this was one of the best. Told friends of cloud 9 and think they will be checking out your service.
I had booked 2 eight minute session of Indy-style car racing experience at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. We were asked to check in an hour before the scheduled time. This hour was mostly spent waiting. Afterwards there was a classroom session with verbal instructions and a video, followed by another repeat of the instructions next to the pit lane. At least three repeats of the same instructions and safety rules should probably have gotten through to everybody...! The driving part was definitely fun albeit too short. A good bit of the first 8 minutes went by gradually going faster, following directions over walkie-talkie from a "driving coach". Once able/allowed to go at maximum permitted speed the session was essentially over. Thus, I was very glad to have booked the second 8 minute session in which I was able to push the car for most of the time. It was fun, but I wish that one would have been allowed to run a bit more freely once the comfort with the car had been established. We were supposed to take the foot completely off the gas entering the turns and could accelerate again only once almost completely out of the turn. I was surprised that in the end on my certificate it said that I hit a top speed of 116.5 mph when the cars were supposedly limited to ~100 mph. We were told that on other longer and high speed tracks like in Charlotte, NC, drivers will be able to go faster, but that NH is a more technical track. Overall, I had a great time driving and wish I could have driven for longer.
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