Let’s race! Take the wheel of an Indy or stock car at Texas Motor Speedway
By Scott Nishimura
Drive an Indy or stock car at Texas Motor Speedway this fall, or give the experience to a loved one, with Virgin Experience Gifts.
Virgin’s Mario Andretti Racing Experience gets you behind the wheel of a full-size, open-wheel Indy car. Following a driver’s meeting and safety training, you’ll take off down the track. You’ll be in contact with an instructor via two-way radio throughout your session. Passing is allowed and there’s no lead car.
Eight options are available, with pricing starting at $495 for eight minutes of driving and pricing going up based on time. Fall dates available: Oct. 28 and Nov. 11. Just want to ride along as a passenger? That’s available, too, on the same dates, starting at $165 for a three-lap drive.
If stock cars are more your speed, Virgin has you covered. Take the wheel of a full-size Sprint Cup stock car at Texas Motor Speedway. Expect to hit speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, Virgin says.
Pricing starts at $495 based on eight minutes of driving. Fall dates available: Oct. 28, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9-10. And if you’re up for just a ride-along, you can choose that option, starting at $165 for three laps, on the same dates.