You Ride and Drive
The Ultimate Experience in IndyCar
You will experience both the Drive and Ride Experience. Here are specifics on both programs!
The Indy Racing Experience Two Seater Ride allows the passenger to experience speeds and g-forces previously available to only a handful of elite drivers. The Dallara chassis has been stretched to fit a passenger behind the driver, but in every other way, this is a true IndyCar Series car. The car is complete with an authentic racing powerplant that can reach up to 180 miles per hour. The Ride is 2 laps with IndyCar drivers such as Davey Hamilton or Stephan Gregoire.
The Indy Racing Experience Driving Program puts YOU in the driver’s cockpit! You will learn what it’s like to pilot a finely tuned IndyCar machine as it roars around the famed Indianapolis 500 oval! You’ll feel the rush of excitement as you make your own mark on history during the 3 lap experience! A lead IndyCar will help you determine your speed and track positioning, putting you in control of the drive of your life!! (Top speeds reaching 130 mph) It will be you and the Lead car on track at a time and before the Drive you will go through an orientation where you will be taught how to drive this IndyCar machine and how to determine your line positioning on track and bump up those speeds! No prior experience is needed and cars are set up in highest gear so you don’t have to worry about shifting.
Restrictions: Each participant must be 18 years of age or older, under 6’5” in height, and under 250 lbs.
|Indianapolis Motor Speedway||3 laps driving, 2 laps riding||$1,200||Purchase|
“For three decades, I’ve watched the Indy 500 from the stands or on TV. But today I got to experience that hallowed speedway firsthand, from the driver’s seat in an IndyCar. Other schools let you drive at lesser known tracks, but this is the only one I know of where you really experience the thrill of Indianapolis.”
Jim Clash, Adventurer columnist, Forbes magazine
Driving Program Cars and the Indianapolis 500
This car was entered in the 2002 Indianapolis 500 by Hollywood Mo Nunn Racing. Brazilian driver Felipe Giaffone qualified fourth at 230.236 mph and finished all 200 laps of the race to finish in third. During the race, this car led four different times for a total of 12 laps.
This car was entered in the 2000 Indianapolis 500 by A.J. Foyt Racing for Scottish driver Jeff Ward, who qualified sixth at 222.639 mph. Ward went on to complete all 200 laps and finish fourth.
The following year this car was entered by Galles Racing for the 2001 Indianapolis 500. French driver Didier Andre drove 406 laps during practice and qualified the car at 220.985 mph. Unfortunately, the car was bumped from the field on the final day of qualifying.
This car was entered in the 2001 Indianapolis 500 by Treadway-Hubbard Racing. Brazilian driver Raul Boesel qualified 31st at 221.879 mph, but was later replaced by fellow countryman Felipe Giaffone, which meant the car started 33rd for the race. Giaffone took the car to a 10th-place finish on race day, completing 199 of the 200 laps.
Treadway & Associates Racing then entered this car for the 2002 Indianapolis 500. American driver Rick Treadway, an Indianapolis native, qualified 17th at 228.039 mph. During the race, Treadway was involved in an accident on Lap 90 and finished 29th.
This car was one of two cars entered by Chip Ganassi Racing for Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya in the 2000 Indianapolis 500. Montoya drove 90 laps of practice, but did not attempt to qualify this car. His fastest lap in the car was 222.102 mph. Montoya later took the second Ganassi entry to victory lane after leading 167 of 200 laps in the race.
In 2001, this car was an Indy 500 entry by Galles Racing for American driver Casey Mears, who drove 129 practice laps with a quick lap of 219.731 mph. During practice, Mears spun exiting Turn 1 and hit the wall in the south short chute. He did not attempt a qualifying run in the car.