At the Las Vegas Motor Speedway there is a company called Dream Racing that promises to deliver a unique experience… now I believe them!
Let’s start from the pick up that is made directly or near the hotel where you are staying – I was picked up at the Crystals on the Strip. I Couldn’t miss the meeting point had I tried: in the middle of the main floor of Crystals, there was a sparkling Ferrari F430GT!
Excitement started to pump up.
With a 20-minute mini-bus drive we were at the speedway, and as soon as you see the track you feel like a pilot: the smell of tarmac, fuel and rubber runs immediately your bloodstream!
A fantastic feature of Dream Racing is that you firstly practice the race track on a simulator. You might think that this is like a video game, but trust me that it is as real as it gets!
The race track is reproduced in detail, with bumps and traction simulation. Definitely would like one of these at home!
This is also the chance to get familiar with the professional racing instructors that explain the indications that they could give during the racing experience.
We went for the Dream Racing experience that permits you to drive a Ferrari F430GT racing car for 5 laps around the track. When I say racing car I mean that this car is a beast! The acceleration and grip on the tarmac is incredible. At first I was weary to push it hard, but I must say that after the third lap I really understood its potential and kept that right foot down beyond what I thought was possible (always following the indications of the instructor).
I must admit that 5 laps are not enough, at least for competitive people (that’s me!) and the main difficulty I faced during this experience was getting out of the Ferrari F430GT… because I wanted to race more!!!
I think that next time I would for sure go for the Advanced Pro experience, where you can race 8 laps then take a break to analyse with your instructor where you can improve your performance, and then go for another 8 laps where you can really push your limits.
If the Ferrari F430GT looks a little too much to handle, then Dream Racing accommodates all type of driving experiences and tastes with a choice of other “normal” cars from the following:
Do not forget to purchase at the end the video of your experience, as you will never stop showing it to friends.
So go and push it to the limit in the hands of professionals with Dream Racing!