The ride-along gives racecar fanatics and thrill-seeking maniacs the chance to feel the g-force of a stockcar as it bursts from the starting line and rounds corners at ridiculous speeds. DriveTech Racing's experienced instructors spend three laps getting drivers up to speed and used to the controls before letting them roar away on their own. For a complete list of upcoming sessions, check the schedule of lap times here.
DriveTech Racing School fulfills childhood dreams of being a bona fide racecar driver by buckling grown-up gear heads into a variety of acceleratory vehicles for blistering journeys around Newport Motor Speedway. Those yearning for a gravel-treading solo excursion will revel in DriveTech's entry-level Shootout! package, which allows fledgling speed demons to seize control of a professional stock car. After strapping into the vehicular classroom for a 60-minute driver's meeting, thrill seekers take the wheel for a 15-lap orbit around the straightaways, bends, and metaphorical road forks of Newport Motor Speedway's road course. Pavement pilots ride solo with the instructor's voice coaching them around the course and urging them to drive fast even when playing Foghat's "Slow Ride" on the stereo.
DriveTech Racing School's side-by-side ride-along package provides an authentic stock car experience to anyone nursing fantasies of bumping fenders with NASCAR's elite drivers. After climbing into the passenger seat of a NASCAR Sprint Cup–style racecar, an Open-Wheel NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour car, or a race-proven ASA late model, one of the DriveTech instructors will motor you around Tucson Raceway Park's 3/8-mile semi-banked oval. The side-by-side ride gives rubber-burners a chance to race another car, which comes within two feet of your rocket-powered buggy as you maneuver around tight corners, the mechanical snarl of your car's V8 engine rattling your innards as the swift movement of its asphalt-gripping Goodyear racing slicks keeps you just barely moored to earth. Though the experience will jar loose any coagulated adrenaline in your body, DriveTech has taken every safety precaution, outfitting you with steel cages on the car, a driving suit, a Simpson helmet, and lava-resistant water wings.