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V8 Racing Drive and Ride 9 Lap Combo Package
V8 Racing Drive and Ride 9 Lap Combo Package
V8 Racing Drive and Ride 9 Lap Combo Package
V8 Racing Drive and Ride 9 Lap Combo Package
  • V8 Racing Drive and Ride 9 Lap Combo Package
  • V8 Racing Drive and Ride 9 Lap Combo Package
  • V8 Racing Drive and Ride 9 Lap Combo Package
  • V8 Racing Drive and Ride 9 Lap Combo Package

V8 Racing Drive and Ride 9 Lap Combo Package

Code: VRE968
  1. Valid for 12 months
  2. Free exchange

Experience this exhilarating V8 race car driving event where you actually get to DRIVE a V8 race car on a championship race track This experience combines 6 driving laps with 3 hot laps at an International Raceway. This is the ultimate V8 race package.

What's Included

    • You drive 6 laps
    • 3 back seat hot laps
    • Race suits and helmets will be provided
    • Driver briefing is held before the race event.


Main description

Your V8 race car drive day begins as you register at our reception prior to your pre-drive tuition. This will prepare you for driving a race prepared V8 race car with information on handling the car, cornering, braking and the track map. You are then ushered to pit lane and fitted with your own race suit and helmet.

Prior to your drive, you'll be asked whether you would prefer an automatic or manual, Ford or Holden to drive! You are then strapped in behind the wheel, introduced to your personal in-car coach and off you go for your drive of a lifetime! Through an intercom system built into the helmets, your in-car coach will encourage you through your drive with advice on gear changes and brake points so that you can drive fast and safely. While not a race, there are no limits on speed and overtaking is common during this thrilling drive experience!

Once you have completed the driving component its time to complete 3 hot laps. You will be strapped into the back seat of a specially designed V8 race car. A professional race driver will have you travelling at ridiculous speeds while talking you through the experience via an intercom fitted helmet.

You can choose to purchase an Speed Stick (In-Car USB Recording) and/or Super Photo Souvenir on the day. These are sold for $49 each.

Please note there is no automatic car available in Perth.

This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Venue:

VIC - Sandown Raceway. SA = Mallala Motorsport Park. WA = Barbagallo Raceway.

Session Length

This is a 2-3 hour event which includes your briefing and drive. Our race days are held throughout the year on the dates listed below.

Available Dates:


Location Date Availability
VIC Saturday, 3 May 2014 Full
VIC Saturday, 24 May 2014 Full
VIC Sunday, 25 May 2014 Full
VIC Saturday, 14 Jun 2014 Spaces
VIC Sunday, 15 Jun 2014 Spaces
WA Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 Spaces
WA Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 Spaces
SA Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 Spaces
SA Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 Spaces

Last updated on 16 April 2014.

These dates are guidelines only and are subject to daily change.

We suggest you only purchase a voucher for one of the dates listed above if you plan to redeem your voucher and book the date today.

Guidelines:

You must be 18 years of age or older and hold a P-Plate licence as a minimum requirement. All participants must be drug and alcohol free. A 130kg maximum weight restriction applies, our largest race suit is XXXXL. A V8 automatic Holden is available for drivers who don't hold a manual licence.

Numbers:

The price quoted is for one person. Your briefing will be held in a group of approximately 20-25 people. Your drive experience is one-on-one with a personal in-car coach, for the hot laps you will be in the car with 2 other participants.

Spectators:

Spectators are welcome and are admitted to the track at no charge. Cameras and recorders can be used at all times excluding during the driver’s briefing. You can bring your own food and snacks. No animals or alcohol is permitted.

Weather:

To ensure your safety, your drive may be postponed due to poor weather conditions or rescheduled for a later date. Please contact the supplier if it is raining prior to you leaving home. A recorded message is left from 7am advising track and weather conditions.

Other Info:

All attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver upon entering the track and participants only will also sign an indemnity form prior to driving. In the event of an accident you will be liable to cover the first $3000 towards the repair costs of the car. No Auto car in WA.

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best birthday present EVER!!! What a great morning, never knew what to expect. The staff were helpfull and very patient. I have recomended the drive package to friends, the in car instructor was a great guy, and believe me they will push you to the limit, all in all I want to do it again. 11 May 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by something different The organization and assistance of everyone at V8 race drive on the day was very good. My dissapointment was that the vehicle I drove was very quiet (most of the other cars had that nice rumbly V8 sound). I have heard louder SS Commodores on the street. On the usb recording taken from the dash you can only vaguely here the engine, and they're supposed to be V8 race cars. They did however have an issue in transporting some of the cars from interstate, so perhaps that issue resulted in using back up vehicles perhaps not usually used. The set up with cones on the track to help with the approach, entry, apex and exit is a good idea (as you dont have a great amount of time to really familiarize yourself with the track). However my guidance instructor, I feel was encouraging me to brake rather earlier than I thought needed into turns, and I don't feel I pushed the car as fast/hard as I could have. The usb recording showed my speeds and I feel quite sure that a ride day I completed a while ago achieved the same if not higher speeds on my bike. The hot laps with an experienced driver in control was great though. To be honest I enjoy driving the carts at cartmania more exciting and also find them more demanding. 10 May 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by so much fun.... had a fantastic day..was such a buzz to go around the track..excellent coaching by in board co-driver..any one who is worried about them not letting you drive fast..well..they kept telling me..harder..faster..would recommend to anyone..and the passenger hot laps were even better..one of the staff mentioned theyre thinking about getting a real v8 supercar for hot laps..yes..yes..yes..lol.. 8 May 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Well worth doing, what a great experience overall. I really enjoyed this event. It was well organised and systematic. The briefing was comprehensive and you really got a feel for what it's like to drive a race car. The coach was professional and instruction was clear and concise.The Sandown track is awesome. My only negative about the experience was an apparent mechanical fault with the car when on most of the nine laps I did, it was impossible to get fifth gear. Not even the coach could get the car into fifth and as such is diminished the overall enjoyment. I believe that as soon as this fault was apparent we should have gone in and got another car and not continued in the car that was clearly faulty. There was no offer of extra laps to make up for this fault which I believe should have been made. 7 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by V8 Hot Laps - 6 driving and 3 hot laps We gave this experience to our son for his birthday and he was thrilled . We had to wait 6 months before he could experience this event as it is extremely popular. The event is well organized and safety is top of their agenda. He enjoyed the thrill of being coached whilst driving thus allowing him to reach top speeds of 230kph and then the thrill of enjoying a top driver take him around for 3 laps, Will def do again 7 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by What a fantastic experience I was immediately impressed with the admin staff who were funf riendly and helpful The guy who debriefed was extremely informative Hayley was an awesome coach with nervces of steele the patience of an angel (and a face to go along) an absolute delight The directions to the venue from train station need some work i believe and there was no gate open for those on foot so i had to walk(run) a fair distance to get to the main gate Really happy to get home and watch the dvd and all the gear change mistakes i made!! Thanks 6 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by a must for any revhead If you want to feel in control and out of control and backagain in the same instant, then this is for you, young or young at heart go for it, you won't regret it 5 May 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by enjoyable, but 'V8 race car" power was underwhelming. Well organised operation. Friendly staff. Good tuition before the drive regarding basic lines to take, etc, however, I found most of the useful tuition about how to adapt to the car itself was from the in car coach during the drive. It would have been much more beneficial to have that information before stepping in the car, because in my experience there is a lot to take in as it is, while you're tying to drive fast around a race track. The car I drove was about 10 years old, and it felt it. The engine power was dissapointing, as it felt no faster than a standard V8 road car. The gearbox was diffucult to use and took a very long time to engage gears. The 3 lap ride was good. It was in a newer faster car, although still not fast enough to raise the heart rate, it was enjoyable. Overall, a good experience. More detailed tuition about their cars would have been very beneficial. The "thrill to dollar ratio" wasn't as high as i'd hoped so probably something I wouldn't pay to do again. 4 May 2013
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