Part of staycationscalifornia is not only to give you ideas of places to see but also activities to do. See our list of things we have experienced by clicking on the ‘About’ button above. We scout Groupons, and deals on the web to find unique and fun things to do.etc.
Recently we came across the ‘Nascar Adventure” .
You get to ride in an actual NASCAR auto and drive with an experienced driver around the track at high speeds.
The Auto Club Speedway is a two mile low-banked, Oval shaped super speedway in Fontana California and hosts NASCAR annually.
There are other cars on the track although they only add to the excitement and realism of the adventure. You can get another package that lets you drive the cars yourself, however, I felt with an experienced driver that we would go faster and that we did.
Part of the experience is getting dressed up in a racing suit and helmet, although only the helmet is mandatory.
You are told ahead of time that you must be able to climb in the window of the car because there are no doors. You can’t just open the door sit down and enjoy the ride, you have to get in like the driver does, through the window! I was a little apprehensive about this and even practiced at home(don’t tell anyone) but I got in quite easily plus got out pretty quickly too.
When you exit the pit stop and move onto the track, the power of the car permeates your whole body. You feel the mighty speed of the vehicle as you are forced back into the seat.
When you reach the bank on the track, your body is pushed up against the window making you feel the G force from the amount of speed you are traveling.
My driver moved around cars as if he was in a real race, passing the slower cars that were probably the solo inexperienced drivers. Sorry the photos are not that great, the window was not clear at least on my side.
As I came around by the massive bleachers, it hit me that I was in stock car going around a real Nascar track at high speeds. I kind of let out a whoop and with that, it made my driver go even faster. I could have sworn I saw the speedometer say 200 but I couldn’t be sure. I know on the last curve I felt the G’s as my body was forced to the side as if three people were pushing me.
Check out this activity for yourself or for a gift for someone who loves Nascar or loves this type of high speed adventure!
It is fast and memorable!