Frequently Asked Questions
Can I purchase packages without picking the dates ahead of time?
Yes. You can purchase Gift Certificates without picking any dates. The recipient of the Gift Certificates will have one year from the date of purchase to pick a date.
How old do you have to be to ride or drive?
You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in any of our ride or driver programs. At the Talladega Superspeedway you must be 19 years of age to participate in any of our programs.
What type of cars are used?
SPRINT Cup and Nationwide series cars, Ford Taurus and Fusions, Pontiac Grand Prix and Chevy Monte Carlos.
Are these real stock cars?
Yes, these cars have been in SPRINT Cup competition.
What is a typical day at the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure?
We start the day with a driver's meeting. That meeting will take approximately 30 minutes as we go over the race cars, race track and everything else you will need to know. We then bring you out on the track in a Ford Dually to show you the racing line around the speedway. You are then called to your car and strapped in the race car. Now it is your turn to hit the race track. We allow 6-8 race cars on the speedway. You are always allowed to pass, and you don't have to follow anyone. Qualifier/ride along check in begins at 9:00am and 1:00pm. Driving program check in begins at 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The entire driving process takes about 4 hours with the exception of corporate events.
What is the top speed of the cars?
170 mph. Tracks vary in size, top speeds and the number of laps in a program are specific to track layout and your own driving ability.
Do I need any prior racing experience?
No, but if you like speed or have raced before you will love this.
How should I dress?
You should wear something that can fit under the race suit comfortably. Our requirement is to wear closed-toe shoes (tennis shoes, for example). No sandals or flip flops, or even clunky boots.
How are the cars run on the track?
Each driving program begins with 30 minutes of classroom orientation. You then move to Ford Dually vehicles where you learn how to enter the speedway, the proper racing groove and how to exit the speedway and enter the pits. Next, take the wheel of a real SPRINT Cup racecar. A certified instructor rides in the passenger seat acting as your in-car spotter, leaving you in full control, capable of speeds up to 170 mph. Expect as many as 8 cars on the track at once
How can I enroll?
You can view our packages or you can view our schedules to enroll online or call 1-888-GO-RACE-1.
Can I choose the car that I want to drive?
Sometimes, but most cars fit a certain sized individual. We will do our very best to accommodate everyone.
Is any equipment provided?
Yes. We provide Dale Jarrett Racing suits, helmets, and HANS Safety Devices.
What if it rains?
Participants should show up regardless of rain. If the weather clears, we will run. If you are not there, you forfeit your spot as well as your enrollment fee. If we are not able to run due to the weather, we will then offer you one year to reschedule for any track (that we run), date and time.
What if I can't make it? Can I reschedule?
If you need to reschedule, there is a $50.00 rescheduling fee. Failure to attend without notifying the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure first will result in the loss of your enrollment fee.
Do I need to bring any equipment?
No. Racing suits, helmets, and HANS Safety Devices are provided. Please wear closed-toe shoes, such as tennis shoes.
Will this qualify me for a Racing License?
No, for Racing information call (904) 253-0611
Are reservations required?
Pre-registration is required for all drive programs, and recommended for ride alongs. Ride alongs (Qualifier) can be purchased at the track any day DJRA is on track.
How safe are your programs?
Safety is and has always been our number one priority. You will be strapped into a real Racing SPRINT Cup racecar using race seats and 5 point harnesses. While providing our guests the thrill of a lifetime, we utilize the HANS Safety Devices, racing suits and Full Face helmets.
Can I Bring Friends And Family?
Yes, as many of your guests as you would like are welcome at the track. Please remember to bring some water and snacks.
Is there a weight and height restriction?
The window opening of the vehicle is approximately 15"x30" so if you can fit through that you should be okay. If you cannot safely fit into the car with the 5 point harness properly fastened, you will be given a full refund.
If I wreck the car who pays to have it repaired?
We consider it part of our job to keep you and racecar in one piece. Although we are very proud of our 10 year record of 100% safety, we have at time had accidents. It is our responsibility to repair the racecar if there is an accident and we do not charge you an additional fee for this benefit. If however there is an injury it is you and your insurance company's responsibility for your care.
Do I need a driver's license to race in one of your race cars?
No. You do not need a driver's license to race in one of our race cars.
How do I redeem my gift certificate?
You must call 888-467-2231 to redeem your gift certificate. Gift certificates must be redeemed prior to the event you want to participate in through the office. Gift certificates cannot be redeemed at the track.
Do you have any military discounts?
Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure honors our active and retired US Military with such excellence that racing fans have chosen DJRA as their #1 Racing Adventure. For that we honor our military members with a special discount available by calling 888-GO-RACE-1. Call us to book your next great adventure!