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Looking for a thrill for your Vegas Birthday Weekend?! A driving or drift experience would make a great gift for that birthday guy or gal. Keep reading for your Dream Racing Las Vegas: Know Before You Go guide.
My husband recently celebrated his 30-something birthday. My guy shares his September birthday with a cousin, who happened to be turning 21 this year! A big group of family all met in Las Vegas (kid-free – woop woop!!!) for a weekend of birthday celebrations.
When looking into what to do in Vegas for my husband’s birthday, I knew his love for fast cars would make a great way to celebrate. Thankfully, Dream Racing hosted us for an afternoon of excitement on the race track.
Thank you, Dream Racing, for a thrilling and memorable time! Your staff went over and above to make sure we had a great day.
Here are a few things to know before you go…
Dream Racing is located inside the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, about 15 minutes from the Strip. We took an Uber/Lyft from our hotel to the track. It was really cool to enter the track through the tunnel to get to the infield!
You are able to bring a friend or family member along with you. They can hang out in the viewing area and watch you, or join you on your discovery laps for an additional charge. They are not allowed to ride along with you during your driving/drift experience.
When you arrive, Dream Racing has all the pretty cars out front for you and your man to drool over. We didn’t go inside the building for at least 20 minutes because we were looking at all the cars! You’ll also notice the zooooooming sound of supercars and race cars on the track next to you. It definitely gets you excited!
If you book a driving experience for specific times, they offer complimentary transportation from The Strip. When booking, contact Dream Racing to see if this option is available for you.
Dream Racing has the world’s largest selection of cars! If you have trouble narrowing down your car, you might want to book a multi car combo. You can also book your experience slot time and choose your car when you arrive.
They have Supercars and GT Race Cars – Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, Audi, Corvette, Mercedes, and Aston Martin, to name a few.
After you and your boo have finished drooling over all the sweet cars out front, make your way inside the building to checkin. You will have some paperwork to fill out, which won’t take longer than 5 minutes or so, and then you’ll head to the Simulator Room (only if you are driving) to take virtual laps around the track. If you are booked in a ride along experience, you’ll head straight to the track without going through the simulator.
You have the option to add on a Discovery Lap to your package, which allows you to ride next to an instructor to familiarize yourself with the track.
The inside waiting area at checkin has couches, a snack area, and a shop.
At Dream Racing, you can choose from the following:
- Drive a Supercar
- Drive a GT Race car
- Go on a Hot Lap ride along
- Go on a Drift ride along
You can book your experience online, through Dream Racing’s website. You don’t have to reserve your experience ahead of time, but it’s recommended for busier days/times. Please note – if you are driving, you’ll need to be wearing closed-toed shoes.
You’re driving on a 1.2 mile road course, where you can go over 135mph! You’ll need a valid drivers license if you want to book a driving experience.
My husband and I both participated (separately) in the drift ride along. I was shaking and so nervous beforehand, so I made the hubs go first. 🙂 That’s a fun benefit to marriage – you always and forever have someone that can go before you if you’re nervous!
The birthday boy had the BIGGEST smile on his face after his laps, which definitely helped calm my nerves. Our driver, JT, was also amazing at making me feel comfortable. I had the biggest smile the whole time during the ride. I was the “wooooo” girl. haha
After your heart pumping experience, make sure you check out all the cars on the track!
How fun does this sound?! Let me know in the comments what car you’d choose!
We were so grateful to be hosted by Dream Racing for this experience. They are a great company with an amazing staff. All opinions in this post and on my blog are my own, taken from my personal experiences.