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Morris, Illinois NASCAR Style Driving Experience

Experience full throttle stock car racing at Grundy County Speedway, in Morris, Illinois, a short drive from Chicago. Put the pedal to the metal and drive a NASCAR style race car at speeds up to 140 mph.
Where:Morris, Illinois
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 18 years
Price for:1 Participant
Grundy Country Speedway 5 laps
Grundy County Speedway - 5 laps
Old price: $249.00
Grundy Country Speedway 10 laps
Grundy County Speedway - 10 laps
Old price: $399.00
Grundy County Speedway - Ride Along - 3 laps
Grundy County Speedway - Ride Along - 3 laps
Ride shotgun in a NASCAR stock car driven by a professional instructor for a 3-lap qualifying run.
Old price: $99.00

This is real racing, real FAST!

Your race seasoned instructors will get you prepared with all the racing theory and the information needed to make sure you get the fastest possible laps. They’ll explain how to enter and exit the track, flags used, passing, finding the line, and much more.

Then, its time to feed the need for speed and climb into the driver’s seat. A crew member will make sure you are secured into your 5-point racing harness and your one-way radio is connected to your helmet. Once you're in the drivers seat it's all down to you and your driving skills to get the lap speeds up and lap times down!

No pace car to follow - No instructor in the car - All laps are hot laps - Passing allowed

Just like in a real race, you'll be allowed to pass other cars as you battle to get the checkered flag. It’s just you alone in the car.  Stock car driving experiences don’t get any more authentic than this!

Feel the freedom that only comes with controlling a real race car at Morris’ Grundy County Speedway.

No previous stock car racing experience required!

Whether you are a NASCAR fan dreaming of driving like the pros do or looking for a unique experience gift for some who loves to go FAST, this NASCAR Style Racing Experience in Morris Illinois is the definitely the way to go!

2024 Dates* 

  • August 15, 2024

*This experience has limited space and only select dates to choose from.
  Dates are subject to change.


  • High speed laps around Illinois' Grundy County Speedway’s 1/3-mile-high banked paved oval track.
  • Classroom instruction from stock car racing veterans.
  • Experience the power of a 400+ horsepower Late Model stock car.
  • You’ll be wearing a driving suit, a full-faced helmet and HANS device (head restraint),
  • It’s just you in the car!

How fast will I be able to go?

  • Real fast! Speeds vary with each driver’s individual performance.

Location: Grundy County Speedway, Morris, Illinois, a short drive from Chicago  VIEW MAP

The Cars:

  • All the racecars have standard transmissions.
  • If you need assistance operating a standard car, the pit crew will help you leave the pit area and get up to speed quickly.
  • You'll be driving a real stock car that has previously raced in NASCAR competitions.
  • The Late Model cars are designed specifically for short oval racetracks. Their fibreglass body and strong chassis make the cars lighter and quicker than the NASCAR style Cup cars used at the bigger ovals.

Need to know:

  • A valid driver’s license is required, and you must be at least 18 years old to participate.
  • The minimum height requirement for drivers is 5′ tall. The maximum height allowable is 6′ 4″. Waist and chest can be no greater than 52".
  • All Drivers & Riders must be able to climb through a 15” high by 28” wide window that sits 35” from the ground.
  • All participants are provided with a driver’s suit, a helmet with a one-way radio, and a HANS Device.
  • This experience is weather dependent. If the experience is cancelled due to weather, your experience certificate will be rescheduled for a future date. No refunds can be issued.
  • Wear clothes that will be comfortable under the driver’s suit and closed-toed shoes that allow you to feel the pedals through the sole. A tennis shoe or equivalent usually works best (no boots).
  • You are financially responsible for all damage caused to the car due to driver error. A Vehicle Protection Plan is available for $75.00, subject to a $1000.00 deductible. You can purchase optional insurance at the race car track on the day of your event. Due to the quality of the training and cars, damage is rare but you will be responsible for any damage to the race car.

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