Drive an Indy Car

Texas Motor Speedway

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Overview

Get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of driving a full size, open wheel, Indy-style race car on the Texas 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!
Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX
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October 1, 2022
October 22, 2022
November 12, 2022
March 18, 2023
June 3, 2023
July 1, 2023
July 22, 2023
August 5, 2023

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

*Schedule is subject to change

Essential Information
  • Participants must be between 5' - 6'5" tall, weigh between 100 - 275 lbs and be in good overall physical condition
  • A valid drivers license is required
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent
  • Participants do not need to know how to drive manual transmission (stick shift)
  • Pricing includes a $39 drivers fee that covers accidental insurance coverage, racing license, earbuds, and releases you from liability for any vehicle damage
  • Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy while at the track
  • Some seating is provided, however, it's recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators
Duration
All driving experiences will be completed within 3 hours.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
1 participant per car.
Spectators
We encourage you to bring friends and family to share in the experience!
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. In the event of a cancellation due to inclement weather, the experience 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 rain-outs.
What To Wear
It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions, but keep in mind you'll also be given a driving suit to wear. Wear closed-toed 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?
No.
How will the program be structured?
Following a 1-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.

Returns
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Exchanges
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, no refunds or exchanges are allowed. No cancellations are allowed, but 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 15 reviews.
The team provided exceptional services to ensure I received the most from my experience. On my first run, the comm with my spotter/coach had horrible electro interference. I couldn’t understand most communications. When I arrived back at the pit, the crew wanted to know what was going on with my comms. They quickly found an alternative and everything worked as one would expect from there on. Due to the comm disruption, I reran my first of three sessions. With everything working, I successfully completed my sessions and archived my speed goal.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Robert, I truly appreciate you taking a moment to tell us all about your amazing experience! It makes me so happy to know that the team provided exceptional services and took such good care of you throughout your time with them. Although there were some difficulties along the way, I am extremely grateful that everything got back on track and you were able to achieve your speed goal! I hope we can give you more thrilling adventures down the road! Regards, Briana
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Well run and organized but my friend (who also did the drive) and I were getting frustrated with the delays due to technical issues with the Indy cars. The drive itself was great though hitting the rev limiter was too easy for that track. All in all we enjoyed the experience.
The Andretti Experience was fun and invigorating. The staff was professional and well organized.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Roger! What a thrill seeker you are! Racing top speeds in an Indy Car takes guts, so glad you found it to be invigorating. Interacting with professional staff is incredibly important when it comes to a great experience, we truly appreciate your feedback! Best, Courtney
I signed up for the indy experience. When i checked in i was set up for a nascar drive! I was taking out to a nascar to drive it...i told the crew i signed up for an indy car. They finally got me set up for the indy, along with a different helmet! I had to wait on a driver doing a 24min ride and another doing a 48min ride. So it took close to an hour before i got to drive. I didnt realize the car only has a top gear. So u start off with a push start. The ride was great fun. The spotter was great. I believe it was Phil. Great coaching. I also didnt realize everyone is limited to 150mph. A after driving at 150...i see why the rev. Limit is at 5000. Great experience. The check in process is a little vague. The class room is 100% geared to nascar vehicle..no info driving indy car. Also trying to find the sets of black dots on the front stretch was very difficult to find all three sets. Maybe it was the shade on track or wearing sun glasses. The ride along in the two seater was very fun. Didnt seem like it was a full 3 laps. More like two and half with the entrance and exits of pit row. Would recommend.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Don, I am terribly sorry to hear that your experience was less than 5 stars! It sounds like there was a little bit of a miscommunication which lead to your switch from Drive an Indy Car to a Nascar but I am elated to hear that they were able to fix that and provide you with the necessary gear for your drive! Waiting for a driver to be available must have been a little frustrating and we do hope that while the wait was a little bit longer, the drive was faster and exceeded expectations! Indy cars are very unique in the way that they are structured and we are thrilled to hear you were able to enjoy a different style of driving! Being able to drive at 150 MPH sounds like you were able to really feel the push of the car and experience the thrill of driving fast. We appreciate your feedback in regards to the class experience and the process of getting on the track and will also pass your kind words along about your spotter to our partners. In regards to the pit lane, it is standard as part of the lap as you are experiencing the true push off onto the track for your fast drive. Hearing that you still had a great experience despite the hurdles is evidence of our amazing partners dedication to you and your experience. We only hope that next time you get out you are able to get in the car sooner and go faster!  Kind Regards, Brianna
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