Get an Adrenaline Rush at These 4 Las Vegas Racing Schools

Burn out on the racetrack.

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.

Exotics Racing
Think of this 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. Exotics Racing, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 702.405.7223

Excotics Racing Car School

Speed Vegas
Drive on the longest and fastest racetrack in Las Vegas at this speedy attraction 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. Speed Vegas, 14200 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702.789.0568

Speed Vegas

Dream Racing
Take a spin on a 3-D race simulator to get the feel for a Ferrari F430 GT, Lamborghini Aventador, Audi R8 V10 and more 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. Dream Racing, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 702.599.5199

Dream Racing

Richard Petty Driving
Become the king of the road driving in a 600-horsepower NASCAR stock car with top speeds up to 150 mph. 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. Richard Petty Driving Experience, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 800.237.388

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