If you are driving you need to be 18 years or over and carry a Provisional Car License. Passenger riders need to be 135 cm or taller and don't need a license.
Pricing for single participant. Drive experiences are one-on-one with a personal in-car coach. Passenger hot lap cars have three ride seats so you may be in the car with two others.
Please allow approximately 2 hours for your experience (subject to weather)
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booked session time for registration
Sandown Raceway in Melbourne VIC
591-659 Princes Highway, Springvale, VIC
3.1 kms. Full length V8 Supercar circuit.
Spectators are welcome and are admitted to the track at no charge. No animals or alcohol is permitted.
Choice of Ford or Holden available on the day. All cars are manual with only one auto available.
A BBQ with snacks and drinks for purchase will be available on all weekend race days only.
To avoid disappointment on the day, please understand that the car race seats and suits are not suitable for participants weighing 130 kgs or more. Your safety is our priority and refunds not provided in these circumstances.
Overalls-style race suit will be provided so wear comfortable clothing for suit to cover and enclosed shoes (we recommend runners). Helmet provided so minimize jewellery. If spectacles or sun glasses are worn when driving bring these along.
You can purchase a Twin Photo Framed Souvenir to add to the experience on-line in the Check Out or at the Track on race day.
You can purchase a live action digital In-Car Video to add to the experience on-line in the Check Out or at the Track on race day.
Booking Changes and Cancellations
Once you have made a booking, rebooking fees may apply if you are unable to attend:
$30.00 rebooking fee if booking changed within 8-14 days from your booked date.
$50.00 rebooking fee if booking changed less than 7 days from your booked date.
V8 Race Experience do not own or control the venues on which they operate. Event dates are subject to change without notice by the venue owner and V8Race Experience will endeavour to provide alternative dates should this situation arise.
V8Race Experiences are subject to availability. We recommend booking your experience at least 8 weeks in advance; longer for peak times including weekends and holidays.
Redeeming Your Voucher
You must present your voucher on the day of your drive. If you are unable to supply your voucher on the day, your credit card number may be requested and held for a period of two weeks awaiting receipt of the voucher mailed to the V8Race Experience office. Should the voucher not be received, V8Race Experience has the right to debit your card for the retail cost of the experience.
Your voucher is valid for twelve months from the date of purchase. V8Race Experience will not reissue lost vouchers. Chrisco & Crew Passes are cash vouchers and must be presented on the race day.
No refunds will be offered on purchased vouchers, however vouchers are transferrable - notification of who the voucher is given to and a booking from the recipient before the voucher expiry allows for every voucher purchased to be used. No refunds will be offered on expired vouchers. Crew Pass vouchers are non-refundable. Booked drives can be rescheduled any time prior to 14 business days before driving. Booking changes within 14 business days are subject to rebooking fees as outlined in Booking Changes and Cancellations above.
If for any reason your selected venue or experience was withdrawn we would make our best efforts to provide your experience through an alternate venue, if this is not suitable you can obtain a refund once the voucher is sent back and received by V8Race Experience office.
Contact our customer service team for clarification on any experience. All information supplied is correct at time of publication; however is abbreviated and may change slightly from time to time without notice.
All experiences unless expressly mentioned in the experience details are supplied excluding transportation to and from relevant venues.
The pictures are used as an indication only of the experiences. The venues, vehicles, settings, and equipment may vary.
Session lengths are an indication only of the time you will be at the venue. You should allow three hours to complete your experience. This may be extended due to rain or change in track conditions.
Please read through the online information sheet and the Indemnity form.
Certain V8Race Experiences supplied may be unsuitable or require alternate arrangements for individuals with a disability. We are happy to make any such practicable arrangements on your behalf. Please make us aware of any such disability prior to your selection of purchase.
The V8Race cars are purpose built and are not V8Supercars. Ford and Holden V8Race cars are available on the day but due to demand, you may incur delays for a particular brand. Every effort is made to have an Automatic vehicle available on the day but cannot be guaranteed; not available Barbagallo/Hidden Valley.
Weather or other factors causing disruption or cancellation
V8Race Experiences are subject to weather conditions. Rain will cause delays and may result in the cancellation of the event. It is strongly recommended that you contact the Weather Check Phone (0400 226 219) for track and weather conditions prior to leaving home. The message is updated at 7 am of the day of the event. If you are not able to participate on the day due to inclement weather, you should reschedule on the day at the track Reception to avoid incurring a rebooking fee; this is only available to participants that are in attendance on the day. Your voucher expiry date will be extended for an additional 12 months only from the date of rain cancellation.
V8Race Experience relies on a range of other parties, including but not limited to sports governing bodies, venue owners, event organizers and permit providers, local councils and state government departments, insurance providers, safety officers and medical personnel, to enable their events to be staged. V8Race Experience cannot control the actions of third parties upon which V8Race Experience relies to conduct its activities. V8Race Experience is not liable for any costs or damages incurred by customers in relation to event postponement or cancellations. If V8Race Experience cannot deliver the purchased experience, your voucher expiry date will be extended for an additional 12 months from the date of said cancellation, fully transferrable. V8Race Experience is not liable for any additional travel, accommodation or any other costs incurred by participants, their family and friends attending any scheduled V8Race Experience events.
If you are unsatisfied with your V8Race Experience, please bring it to the attention of the event management on the day. It is important you do this so that both parties have immediate access to a solution. Our ability to fix any issues after the day is often limited.
V8Race Experience uses a number of agents to supply our product and any purchases through these agents are subject to their conditions and not the conditions of V8 Race Experience. It is recommended that you read the terms and conditions of those agents with regard to refund or voucher expiry dates.
V8Race Experience has no liability for any act, default or omission, whether negligent or otherwise, of any service provider or third party. V8Race Experience is not liable to you or any other person for any injury, damage or loss however caused in connection with the use of the website or a linked website or occasioned by undertaking an activity booked on the website. Where V8Race Experience’s liability cannot be excluded, such liability is limited to the value of the voucher purchased.
An Indemnity Form must be completed on the day of your event signifying your wilful participation and is available at the relevant track Reception area. The PDF version can be found at https://www.v8race.com/page/Form-Downloads/
All Prices are in Australian dollars, include GST and are correct at time of publication. V8Race Experience reserves the right to change prices without notice. Any change in price will be communicated before a purchase is made.
This website contains the most up to date version of our terms and conditions and supersedes any previous version whether online, print or any other version.
The images, illustrations, and text contained within this website are protected by copyright and must not be replicated in whole or part unless given the express permission of V8Race Experience Pty Ltd.
Bathurst Event* Please note: as Bathurst is an exceptional event, a 60 day cancellation policy applies. No bookings will be refunded or rescheduled within 60 days of the booked event. Vouchers can be transferred to another person if the original participant unable to attend. Lunch bookings purchased are non-refundable.
I was one of the slow ones on the day as a driver, I enjoyed it heaps with the coach in the car doing good, not only to ensure I enjoyed it, but to make sure others on the track not hindered. I'd recomend it to anyone. I'm really happy with it all. :)William S.
Next time I will have a drive - loved it all.David A.
I had a few reservations about doing drive but was blow away by the experience and have purchased drive for my partnerJeff W.
A fantastic experience - very professional set up - everyone is determined for you to have the good experience. Feel I need to go again now that I have the first one under my belt - kept struggling to find fourth gear coming back from fifth which is why I marked 'Overall experience' down.Jemima D.
There is a lot of waiting around, we were scheduled for 10am and got into the at 11.30 apart from that it was good.Aroon N.
Hankook Tyre was chosen as the exclusive tyre partner of V8Race for one reason: confidence.
The same confidence you experienced first-hand with your V8RACE drive is the same confidence offered on all Hankook tyres.
Hankook Tyre is one of the world's largest and fastest growing tyre manufacturer for radial tyres for passenger cars, light trucks (SUVs, RVs, and etc.), trucks, and buses. Hankook Tyre also develops cutting-edge technologies to upgrade customer satisfaction through high-quality products.
To find out more about Hankook performance tyres and your local dealer visit hankooktyre.com.au
Rentco has Australiaâ€™s largest range of heavy duty transport rental equipment helping people in their business by solving problems - supplying the quality equipment they need, right when they need it.
For more information visit. rentco.com.au.
V8RACE uses exclusively DBAâ€™s high-series enhanced performance rotor, featuring Thermal Stability Profiling for improved heat handling, Thermo-Graphic paint markings for effective heat monitoring and Kangaroo Paw ventilation which runs cooler, stronger and outperforms traditional straight vane disc rotors by up to 20%.
For more information visit. dba.com.au.
Ferodo is the undisputed leader in brake pad technology.
V8RACE relies on Ferodo DS Performance brake pads for consistent pedal feel from cold to hot and performance in high temperatures of up to 650 degrees.
If you feel you do not require that level of braking you may be interested in the new Ferodo Thermo Quiet range of brake pads featuring Ferodo IMIâ„˘ silent technology.
For more information visit. dba.com.au.
If you're in the market for a new truck or small bus, FUSO has the right product to suit your specific needs.
For more information visit. fuso.com.au.
V8RACE needs a clutch system that strikes a balance between higher torque capacity, drivability and reliability.
The Track Series range used exclusively by V8RACE is designed to strike that balance allowing our drivers to drive hard and fast.
For more information visit. clutchindustries.com.au.
Wynn's Australia provide a unique range of Automotive Chemical Products & Service Equipment for the Professional Workshop market, as well as a large range of products for the do-it-yourself motoring enthusiast.
Wynnâ€™s products & equipment provide V8RACE vehicles with preventative and corrective maintenance which enhance the performance of our engines, transmissions, steering units, fuel systems and cooling systems.
Wynnâ€™s Products are proudly Australian made.......When itâ€™s Wynnâ€™s it works!
For more information visit. wynns.net.
The Galmet family of metal protection products began back in 1960, and over 50 years the Galmet range continues to be made in Australia and has established itself as Australiaâ€™s premium anti-rust products. Galmetâ€™s metal protection range of anti-corrosive coatings and paints are designed to preserve and protect both new and old steel structures and assets.
Galmet offers only the very best in zinc paint solutions for both galvanized steel and galvanized steel painting. Galmetâ€™s Metal Protection range of paints and coatings provide corrosion resistance and corrosion protection which enable users to treat and prevent the formation of rust.
For more information visit. itwpf.com.au.
Valvolineâ€™s association with motorsport sponsorship is part of its heritage and was the optimal choice for V8RACEâ€™s demanding requirements.
Winning racers have relied on Valvoline since the first race in the USA, in Chicago in 1895. Itâ€™s on the race track where Valvoline delivers its promise of high performance.
For more information visit. valvoline.com.au.
V8RACE maintains all elements of its race car fleet using Bursonâ€™s wide range of parts and stores throughout Australia.
When you need to find the right partner to get the job done properly, we recommend Burson for trusted market leading brands, workshop equipment solutions, superior service and rapid delivery.Visit burson.com.au for your closest Burson store.
Armor All has been our Official Car Care Performance Partner since 2007. We use Armor All Car Care products to â€śkeep our cars looking like newâ€ť.
For more information visit. armorall.com.au.
Since the companyâ€™s inception began back in 1978, Herrod Motorsport has grown to be the trusted name as "The" Ford enhancement specialist. Herrod Motorsport is continually developing and revising our performance product range and services for the Ford BA, BF & FG models.
V8RACE uses Herrodâ€™s SCT Performance tuning services so that you can get the absolute most out of your V8RACE experience drive. Enjoy driving your own car even more with Herrod/SCT performance tune â€“ click for more info.
The new â€śThink Bigâ€ť CSA Alloy Wheel range, owned by Mullins Wheels has the benefit of over 100 years of manufacturing experience.
Now with the release of the â€śThink Bigâ€ť range into the market place, like V8RACE our customers have found it to be just what they are looking for... Great styles, hot looks, even better fitments and finishes.
For more information visit. csadirect.com.au.
Protec are the official paint supplier of V8RACE and have been keeping our cars looking new since 2005.
Protec is a leading manufacturer of superior coatings for the Automotive and Industrial markets and have been manufacturing quality coatings that are suited to the harsh Australian conditions for over 30 years.
For more information visit. protec.com.au.
From the company that invented the self aligning ball bearing over 100 years ago. Today SKF leads the world in the research, design and manufacture of ball and roller bearing products.
For more information visit. skf.com.au.
V8RACE protects its radiator performance and engines by using Tectaloy pre-mixed radiator coolants.
The Tectaloy range of products meets the demands of V8RACE Experience during extreme conditions all year round, reducing overheating, aluminium corrosion and rust, heat transfer loss and rubber hose breakdown.
View the full range of Tectaloy products by visiting tectaloy.com.
This quality range is available in Australia with other top automotive brands from Automotive Aftermarket Technologies.
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Our partnership with Ford has been going strong since 2004 giving our blue blooded customers the opportunity to experience what it is really like to sit behind the wheel of a real Ford race car.
For more information visit. ford.com.au.