Indy Car Ride Along

Richmond International Speedway

Item #: DRI-RIC-0013
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Overview

Experience real-life racing thrills by riding in the back seat as a passenger with a professional racing instructor in a full size, open wheel, Indy-style race car on the Richmond International Speedway!

  • School started by the legendary Mario Andretti, the greatest race car driver of all time
  • Ride with a professional instructor at top speeds around one of the nation’s premier speedways
  • Indy-style race cars are similar to the ones Mario Andretti raced in his amazing racing career
  • Feel the speed in this once in a lifetime Indy car ride along adventure! 
Richmond International Raceway - Richmond, VA
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

Select Dates Only:
September 17, 2022
April 15, 2023
July 15, 2023

AM times are typically 9:00 to 11:00
PM times are typically 12:00 to 4:00

*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
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign a consent form
  • Feel free to bring drinks and snacks
Duration
This experience includes 3 or 6 laps, depending on the option selected. Plan to be at the track approximately 2 - 3 hours.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
1 participant per car.
Spectators
Friends and family are encouraged to join you and bring a camera to capture your experience! Limited seating is provided, it is recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent, but may run in the rain. In the event the experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you may either reschedule for another available date directly with the experience provider, or they will issue you a gift card that you can use to reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rainouts. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Comfortable, casual clothing depending on the time of year. Closed-toed shoes are required (tennis shoes are recommended). Sandals, flip-flops, and heels are not permitted.
What are the age requirements?
There are no age requirements, however all participants must be at least 5'0'' and 100 pounds. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent.
Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
Participants must be in good overall physical condition and at least 5'0" and 100 pounds in order to participate. Due to the restraints of the Indy car, participants may not exceed 6'4" and 250 pounds. All participants will be required to climb into the vehicle's cockpit with minimal assistance which sits about 24'' off the ground.
Do I need a driver's license?
No, a driver's license is not required for the ride along. However, please have a valid photo ID handy for registration purposes at the track on the day of your experience.
What kind of race cars are used?
The cars used are 600 horsepower, open-wheel Indy race cars. For the ride along experience participants sit in the back cockpit seat of the vehicle.
What is the policy on rain-outs?
If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the racing school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date or issue you a gift card that you can use at a later date. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
Can I bring my own helmet?
The racing school will provide you with a helmet, however, if you have your own helmet you are welcome to bring it for possible use. It will be subject to inspection and approval for use by the Track Operator.

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 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 3.5
based on 3 reviews.
It felt like a bait and switch. We paid for 6 laps (the double experience) around the Richmond Raceway but only received 4 laps. When we inquired about this discrepancy we were told the double experience was 4 laps, not 6. When I informed the Virgin Experience contact person, I was told we did receive 6 laps when though that person was not present at the raceway, I only counted four laps, and I was told by the raceway official that our experience was only for four laps. The following day I asked for a partial refund but was turned away by the Virgin Experience contact person. I feel cheated and upset which is disappointing because the ride itself was enjoyed by my son but just not as long as we had paid for. I also feel like I need to warn others about this. Thank you for your attention.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Simon, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with us. I am very sorry to hear that you felt as though this was a bait and switch. We can assure you that this is not our partners standards or ours. Our partner always starts with a lap leaving the pit and a lap returning to the pit so we are very sorry if that made you feel as though your experience was cut short. I am glad to hear that you were still able to enjoy your experience when you were on the track! Our partners have tried contacting you directly to help make this right and would love to hear from you at any time! Regards, Brooke
Great experience for our 16 yr old son as a gift. Professional driver and staff of Andretti racing were fantastic. We enjoyed tremendously.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
So happy to hear - thanks for sharing! Cheers,  Kasia
The over all experience was exciting and worth the money. I would recommend not to purchase the video of the ride, it does not show you and you can not hear yourself. It looks like a stock video.
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