Dragster Ride-Along or Driving Experience at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet from Doug Foley's Drag Racing School (Half Off)

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In a Nutshell

800-horsepower dragster creates g-force as drivers and passengers accelerate to 100 mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must be 16 or older with valid drivers license for driving experience. Must be 14 or older and at least 100 lbs for dragster ride-along. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Two Options and Dates Available

Choose between the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 12
  • Saturday, June 16<p>

During a ride-along, professional drivers pilot dragsters as passengers battle the g-force created by an 800-horsepower engine. Alternatively, the half-day experience sends participants on two runs down the track. Instructors lead a safety orientation and demonstration run before drivers suit up and strap into their dragster. Drivers then burn out, launch from the starting line, and accelerate to 100 mph, faster than any of the world’s horse-drawn stock cars.<p>

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

A driver curls his fingers around the steering wheel, takes a deep breath, and places his foot onto the pedal, bringing a mechanical beast to life. The screech of burning rubber, roar of an 500-horsepower engine, and the silent rush of adrenaline block out the rest of the world, allowing the driver to focus entirely on the run. As he battles the g-force, the realization hits that he has just achieved a lifelong dream: He is a drag racer.

Doug Foley first noticed the lack of a comprehensive drag-racing training center in 1997, and took it upon himself to fill the void. Along with a team of instructors, Foley lets novices ride shotgun or drive themselves to taste drag racing for the first time. Once the new racers are hooked, a lineup of beginner to advanced Licensing classes are available. Through these efforts, Foley and his team ready drivers to compete in professional races and fulfill a dream.

Customer Reviews

great value and experience! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable cares about safety but make sure that you have fun too!
James S. · September 9, 2016
The staff was so friendly and very helpful! I bought this as a surprise gift for my husband and he absolutely loved it! He wants to go again and hey maybe this time I would ride too. The video souvernier is so worth it!
Tysha R. · July 28, 2016
Great time!! Just as advertised
Michelle P. · July 22, 2016
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