Your high-speed adventure awaits in Las Vegas. Whether you want to drive on a Formula One racetrack, do some drifting through hairpin corners, drag race a friend or hit top speeds in a stock car, Lamborghini, Ferrari or Porsche, Las Vegas can take your dreams of driving fast like a race car driver and make them come true. As former NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip says, “Boogity, boogity, boogity.” Let’s get racing.
Think of Exotics Racing as racing school where you can drive in one of 60 luxury cars on a 1.2-mile track. Test drive a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Porsche or Audi, after getting some one-on-one time with a professional instructor, who also rides along to keep you safe and offer pointers on when to accelerate into a curve or when to punch the pedal on a straightaway. “Tokyo Drift” fans, for a real thrill, hop into a Corvette Z06 and let the pros take you sideways through the seven turns. Open daily from 9:30 am-5 pm.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, 702.405.7223
Drive on the longest and fastest racetrack in Las Vegas at Speed Vegas south of the Strip. The 1.5-mile Formula One-inspired racetrack includes 12 turns, 15-degree banked turns, 60 feet of total elevation change and a half-mile straightaway. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and more make the list of speedy cars.
14200 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, 702.789.0568
Take a spin on a 3D race simulator to get the feel for a Ferrari F430 GT, Lamborghini Aventador, Audi R8 V10 and more at Dream Racing and then suit up for five laps of racing. That simulator perfectly mimics the racetrack, only the cars go much faster. Instructors ride along offering pointers. For a real thrill, grab a friend and try the Battle Drift, where each of you go head-to-head as ride-along passengers for two hot laps in a scene straight out of a car chase movie.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, 702.599.5199
Richard Petty Driving Experience
Become the king of the road driving in a 600-horsepower NASCAR stock car with top speeds up to 150 mph at Richard Petty Driving Experience. Three different experiences work for any level of driver. Ride-alongs put a pro in the seat as you ride shotgun for three laps, mimicking a NASCAR qualifying run. Rookies can get behind the wheel for eight laps with an instructor offering pointers throughout the run. Need less coaching? The King Experience brings 18 laps split in half with detailed instructor feedback for a better ride in between.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, 800.237.3889
Pure Speed Drag Racing
Yes, you can drag race in Las Vegas, at least at Pure Speed Drag Racing. Hop inside a dragster and do some smoky burnouts before launching 130 mph down a quarter-mile track for 10 seconds. Even cooler? Drag race a friend in an SS Camaro that reaches 100 mph.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, 866.372.4783
Vegas Off-Road Experience
Take to the desert and crawl through the window of an off-road truck to fly through the short track at Vegas Off-Road Experience. Drivers experience five major jumps, including one that takes you 20 feet in the air, as well as drifting and high-banked turns and a rhythm section. Bonus: You can even skydive into the compound, shoot machine guns and blow up a taxi in the desert.
12801 U.S. 95, South Boulder City, Nevada, 702.622.7770