THE ULTIMATE OPEN WHEEL DRIVING EXPERIENCE
Every one of us has dreamt of being a race car driver, and now that dream can become a reality. Welcome to Formula Americas, where you’ll strap into the cockpit of one of the world's most advanced open-wheel race cars for what is sure to be the most exhilarating drive you’ve ever had. The thrill of piloting an open-wheel race car is like nothing else you’ve ever experienced, and there's no greater place to do it than the Home of The World Championships.
FORMULA AMERICAS EXPERIENCE - $650
Our 90-minute Formula Americas program wastes no time getting you on the track to scout out the turns, curves, and elevation changes of the Grand Prix Circuit in our luxurious fleet of Audi vehicles. Once you’re comfortable with the layout, it’s time to suit up, put that helmet on, and get out there in the Formula Americas for the adrenaline packed track session of a lifetime. You’ll start off with a minimum of three laps on our 2.3 mile National Circuit and cap off the experience with three intense lead/follow open-wheel laps around the full 3.4 mile Grand Prix Circuit.
Frequently asked questions
How much time do I get behind the wheel?
At minimum, you’ll start off with three laps on our 2.3 mile National Circuit before a second session on-track with three laps around the full 3.4 mile Grand Prix Circuit. If time permits, we’ll try to give you even more. Expect approximately a full 30 minutes behind the wheel of a true FIA spec race car.
What do I need to bring on the day of my driving experience?
Dress casual and wear comfortable shoes (no sandals, high heels or boots). Bring your confirmation email and driver's license on the day of the event. All registered participants must present a valid driver's license permitting them to drive passenger vehicles on the date of the event. The organizer of the event will ask to view your driver's license and sign a waiver before driving commences.
Can I bring a camera or video camera?
Yes, you are allowed to take photos and video during your Experience. The use of personal dash or windshield-mounted cameras (such as GoPros) is also permitted. Drone usage is restricted to the area outside the drivable portion of the Circuit.
Is there an age limit?
Drivers must be 18 years old in order to participate in the Formula Americas program.
What are the height and weight restrictions?
If you are between the heights of 5'4" and 6'3", weight 220 pounds or less, and wear a size 12 shoe or lower, you will fit comfortably in the car. If you are outside of these parameters, there is still a good chance you will fit comfortably. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if that is the case.
What should I wear?
- Dress in cool, comfortable clothing with long pants or jeans. Shorts are not permitted.
- Footwear should be flat, thin-soled shoes such as driving shoes or sneakers. Sandals, open-toe shoes, and extreme high heels are not permitted.
- It's a good idea to bring a hat or cap as well as a windbreaker or jacket to anticipate any weather changes during the day
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel greater than 180 days of the experience date, COTA will provide a full refund. If you cancel between 180 days and greater than 90 days of the experience date, COTA will provide a 50% refund. If you cancel less than 90 days of the experience date, there will be no refunds issued. We must receive your cancellation by email to email@example.com. We are not responsible for personal or business conflicts, cancelled travel arrangements, medical emergencies, or other unforeseen changes in your plans that prevent you from attending your scheduled event. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason and a refund or alternate date will not be granted if you are a “no show”.
What happens if I crash?
If a driver incurs any type of crash damage or incident to the vehicle or facility, the experience will halt immediately until the driver provides a $5,000 deposit for the second vehicle. Payment for any type of damages must be paid immediately upon receiving the invoice.
What if I need to reschedule my date?
If it is necessary to reschedule your program, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Rescheduling is accepted 90 days prior to an experience date. Rescheduling less than 90 days prior to an experience date is on an exception basis only with a 25% fee assessment based on the total cost of your experience. COTA will not reschedule your event if no prior notice is provided. We consider this to be a "no show" and your entire event fee will be forfeited. We are not responsible for personal or business conflicts, cancelled travel arrangements, medical emergencies, or other unforeseen changes in your plans that prevent you from attending your scheduled event. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason and a refund or alternate date will not be granted if you are a “no show”.
What if it rains during the program?
All programs run rain or shine.
Can I bring a guest?
Absolutely. Guests are subject to a $15 entrance fee per person.
What else do I need to know?
Be sure to get a good night's rest. The day starts early and is packed full of activities. You may also want to limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages the night before your Experience.
GET IN TOUCH
Got questions? Our driving experience team is here to help. Contact us by email or give us a call at 512-655-6355.