Flexibility: High

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: You don’t have to be Mario Andretti to get your Speed Racer on, you just have to know where go where you won’t get a ticket!

Amava Take: If you’re the lucky owner of a high-performance vehicle, you may be invited to go test the limits of your car at a facility dedicated to your make and model. But, even if you don’t have a hot rod of your own, there are countless classes and race car driving experiences across the country that you can try. When you feel the need for speed, there are places you can go to go full-throttle. Helmet please!

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of people enjoy driving race cars?

All kinds! There are no generalizations worth making.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Listen to your instructor! There’s an art to driving fast. It’s more than simple pedal to the metal.

What’s a typical day like?

Vroom, vroom!

From the Trenches:  

What’s the most satisfying part of driving a race car?

Do I really have to tell you that?

What are the hard parts of the job?

It’s physically exhausting!

What’s the best safety tip you learned?

Don’t take your foot off the accelerator at the top of a hill.

Special Requirements:  All you need is a driver’s license and to sign all the waivers provided. If you want to use your own car, it has to pass safety inspections. Before you go, it’s probably a good idea to study up on some racing tips.

Finding a Position:  There are NASCAR experiences available in various locations in the US. There are other companies that offer racing experiences. Many famous racetracks also offer driving experiences.