Drive a Real Race Car on the Best Oval Racetrack in Connecticut

The Racing School - Thompson

- 2020 Dates Available
  • 5-Lap Stock Car Racing Experience
  • 5-Lap Stock Car Racing Experience

The Experience

Available Dates
October 17 & 18, 2020
Track Time Selected During Registration
About the Experience
  •  5, 8 or 12-lap racing experience on the fastest oval track in Connecticut
  • Professional classroom instruction prior to driving
  • The whole experience is from 2.5-3.5 hours long
What We Love
  •  Drive a 560-plus horsepower racecar at a NASCAR sanctioned racetrack. Automatic racecars are available!
  • In-car videos and photography are available to remember your day at the racetrack
  • Makes a great gift!
 You love watching stock car racing - now is the time to experience it yourself! With Al Lane's The Racing School at Thompson Motorsports Park you'll drive the most thrilling 5, 8 or 12 laps of your life. Before jumping in you'll get a brief orientation and they'll suit you up in racing gear to really make you feel like a NASCAR star. And then, you're off in a 560+ horsepower machine, just you and the asphalt. Driving at near race speeds is encouraged, so put that pedal to the metal and feel the rush. No experience necessary but a need for speed does help. Reserve your experience today!

Need to Know

Useful Info
  •  Must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver’s license to drive
  • Must be between 5’-2” - 6’4” and between 125 lbs. - 340 lbs. to drive
  • Passengers for Ride Alongs must be 14 years old or older
  • All of events are by appointment only
  • The Racing School is able to handle all levels of experience from complete novice to experienced racer
  • The whole driving experience will last about 2.5 - 3.5 hours long
  • You will need to arrive half an hour earlier than your scheduled time to fill out paperwork and get your suit and helmet
  • You are definitely welcome to bring family members along to watch
  • In cases of inclement weather, all participants may reschedule for a later date at no extra cost
  • You can select from an automatic or manual transmission
  • In-car videos and photography to remember your day at the racetrack are available for an extra cost
Manual or Automatic Available
18+ (Drivers License Required)
 Make a reservation with The Racing School by calling (877) 226-7223. Print out your voucher or be able to show it on your mobile device and take it with you to your ride.
Tickets Valid
Valid for Scheduled Dates
Fine Print
  •  All of the events are by appointment only
  • You must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver's license to drive. If you cannot provide a valid driver's license you will not be able to race
  • You must be between 5'-2” - 6'4" and between 125 lbs. - 340 lbs. to drive
  • Pets are not allowed at the event
  • Sneakers or tennis shoes are also required. You cannot drive a racecar wearing boots, sandals or flip-flops. It is recommended you wear something light and comfortable as you will wear a driving suit over your clothes
  • This deal is non-refundable
  • Valid only for option purchased
For full details on our refund policy click here
  •   Includes driving suit, helmet provided, and radio contact with no lead cars


Safety Measures
Temperature Taking
Frequent Disinfecting of High-Touch Areas
Sanitizing Dispensers
Masks (Employees)
Masks (Customers)
Visible Safety Signage


Spectators Welcome
No Pets Allowed

About the Business

The Business
 Al Lane's The Racing School provides NASCAR and thrill seekers with a unique chance to sit behind the wheel and drive a real NASCAR type racecar! We promise to never forget that driving a racecar is simply a blast! Whether it’s your first time or forty-first time, you can’t help but feel the excitement each time you’re behind the wheel. Who wouldn’t love to drive a 560-plus horsepower racecar at a NASCAR sanctioned racetrack? The Racing School provides you the best value in the driving experience industry, by far.

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