If you have always wanted the challenge of driving a real V8 VX 6-speed manual Commodore around a real V8 race track then this is just for you!
Nothing shakes the body like the roar of a V8 race car, and nothing stirs the soul more than a session of hot laps in a V8 six-speed Commodore or Monaro around Melbourne's legendary V8 race track, Sandown Raceway.
The Sandown Raceway V8 drive day begins with a briefing conducted by experienced race drivers. During pre-drive tuition, your driver will explain techniques on cornering, apexes and exiting, efficient braking and acceleration, steering, gear changes and general car control. Safety and track awareness will also be discussed. There's plenty of time to ask questions so you'll feel completely comfortable before putting V8 race car theory into practice.
Then it's time to let loose your inner revhead during a session of real life V8 driving action. Each driver does their driving session behind the wheel of a fully race-prepared Ford or Holden. Then, just when you reckon you can drive a V8 like Mark Skaife, your experienced race driver will take control again for a session of seriously quick V8 hot laps that you're not likely to forget for a very long time.
Allow up to 3hrs for your experience.
I just want to say a huge thanks to my professional driver. I can't remember his first name, but I'm sure his last name was Brooks. He was awesome & I thoroughly enjoyed my drive with him. Best experience ever. I'll be purchasing a drive for my husband who organised this for me, as it was such a great experience that I can't be the only one who did it. If I could work out how to request a driver I'd do that as well. Thanks again.
For the first day back after a tumultuous break after Covid19, the team did a great job at giving us a super day. Got to share a few words with one of the owners and this is a business based on solid ethics and they have a real passion for sharing the love of speed and racing in a safe environment. I bought the drive for my partner and he was over the moon as were we. Well done guys. As we can't go away at the moment, we are planning a visit for my birthday in September, and we will bring the kids for some hotlaps too.
Sandown Raceway (Melbourne)