This is your chance to race the ultimate Big Boys Dodgems cars! This is real motor racing in fantastic Saloon Stockcars, accompanied by live commentators and trophies for the winners.
On arrival you will be greeted with light refreshments and issued with your racing overalls. Next you will be briefed on the session's events by the Race Steward. Now it's onto the main event - the opportunity to drive a real 1200cc Saloon Stockcar around this Championship track. Your driving experience will begin with one practice session of three laps, followed by two race heats, each consisting of 8 laps. Based on the points you have scored in the heats, the steward of the meeting will stream competitors into their Championship Final group - an electrifying 8 lap race that will pit you against drivers of similar ability. Before departing there will be a presentation ceremony, where the winners will be given their all-important trophies and everyone will receive a commemorative certificate.
This experience is available on selected dates, usually on Saturday mornings, from March to November.
You will spend approximately 4 hours at the venue.
This experience is for one person, there will be a maximum of 45 participants on the day.
You are welcome to bring spectators to watch, however there is a £5 admission charge which includes tea, coffee and squash together with a race day programme.
The minimum age to participate in this activity is 17 years old.
All drivers must be reasonably fit. The maximum height for participants is 1.98m (6ft 6"). The minimum height is 1.47m (4ft 10 "). The maximum weight is 127kg (20 stone).
Please note you must hold a driving licence or a provisional licence.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.
Motor Racing Live, Birmingham
Josh from IT, September 2018
I have been looking at this experience for a very long time and I finally was able to participate in this exciting experience. Upon arriving at Birmingham Wheels Raceway, we were greeted by a gentleman who asked me for my name and asked me to pay the £5 admission fee for my spectator, following this we were given a small booklet with my name printed in it along with the other participants. After parking up, being careful of the gravel slope, I went over to get changed into my racing gear and shortly after I was called in to be briefed. In the briefing they went in to a lot of detail regarding what would be happening throughout the day and what is expected of us regarding the rules and safety of yourself and the other drivers, this put everyone at ease due to it being very relaxed and they had a great way of simplifying these for all levels of drivers. After the safety briefing and being shown how to ‘buckle up’ we were put into groups and called over to get our helmets and get into the cars accordingly. My group was finally called up and we were given a Balaclava and a race helmet, one big enough for my head, and we waited patiently whilst the group before we battled it out on the oval track. Once walking over to the cars, we were briefed how to enter and exit the cars safely and to await one of the Staff members to strap us in and make sure we were comfortable and safe. Following on from that we were then told to start our engines and follow the pace car in order and once the pace car had set off we can start to battle it out. The race itself was brilliant, it kept me on edge the whole time and time flew past! Something which added to the excitement is watching your competitors spin out and the commentator going on about how well you are doing or that someone is coming up behind you. After all of the racing is finished you are finally debriefed and given certificates and the winners receive a Trophy. I really enjoyed my time there and they couldn’t have done anything better and the safety over at the Birmingham Wheels Raceway was clearly of the utmost importance to them as no one was injured and they made it very clear all of the time. The experience was highly authentic and I will be doing this again.
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