Experience the thrill of an open wheeler race car. No 'pace car' laps - you set your own pace. Our instructors are all experienced racing drivers. We supply the Formula Ford race cars, helmets, gloves and racing suit. You drive! The day is an excellent opportunity to discover the fun of motor racing. It is an opportunity to meet others who share your interest.
Satisfy your need for speed by taking an open wheel, single-seat racing car for a spin.
Your Formula Ford Race Car Exeprience begins with a session on learning how to operate the controls of the single-seat racing car—the lay-back driving position, the stubby, right hand 4 speed gearshift with non-synchromesh down-changes.
After a short familiarisation session to check out the track layout, it’s on to the circuit for some sensational high speed laps to enjoy the sensations of driving an open-wheel racing car for the first time, all the while under the watchful eyes of instructors. As you build up your laps you will develop the feel of the car and the flowing sequence of corners on this brilliant track.
Begin the day with a safety briefing and drive instructions, including explanation of the vehicle, handling tips, braking and turn in points, and the racing line.
Follow this up with driver coaching in a road car, doing sighting laps to familiarise yourself with the track.
Climb behind the wheel of a fully-fledged, single-seat, European-specification Zetec-engine Formula Ford!
Put the pedal to the metal and speed your way around a real racing track!
You get to drive the car – so you get all the thrills!
All safety equipment provided, including helmet, boots, gloves and race suit.
NOTE: The 2012 - 2013 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013. The 2013 - 2014 season rates commence on the 1st April 2013.
Available Dates (subject to change)
* Monday 27th May 2013 : Queensland Raceway, QLD
* Tuesday 28th May 2013 : Queensland Raceway, QLD
* Monday 3rd June 2013 : Wakefield Park, NSW
* Monday 17th June 2013 : Broadford Sports Complex, VIC
* Tuesday 18th June 2013 : Broadford Sports Complex, VIC
* Monday 15th July 2013 : Mallala Motor Sport Park, SA
* Tuesday 16th July 2013 : Mallala Motor Sport Park, SA
* Wednesday 31st July 2013 : Wakefield Park, NSW
* Tuesday 6th August 2013 : Wakefield Park, NSW
* Tuesday 13th August 2013 : Broadford Sports Complex, VIC
* Wednesday 14th August 2013 : Broadford Sports Complex, VIC
* Wednesday 4th September 2013 : Wakefield Park, NSW
* Thursday 19th September 2013 : Mallala Motor Sport Park, SA
* Friday 20th September 2013 : Mallala Motor Sport Park, SA
* Monday 28th October 2013 : Wakefield Park, NSW
* Tuesday 12th November 2013 : Wakefield Park, NSW
* Monday 18th November 2013 : Queensland Raceway, QLD
* Tuesday 19th November 2013 : Queensland Raceway, QLD
* Tuesday 10th December 2013 : Wakefield Park, NSW
THESE DATES WERE LAST UPDATED ON: Thursday 21st March 2013
Calder Park in Victoria, Wakefield Park in New South Wales, Norwell in Queensland and Mallala in South Australia.
New South Wales
This experience runs on selected dates throughout the year.
Allow up to 3 hours for the entire event
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
You will be in the car on your own and there may be up to 16 people in a session sharing four cars. A maximum of 4 racing cars will be on the track. There will be an instructor trackside who will manage each team of 4 drivers.
Drivers must be familiar with the use of a conventional manual transmission and have habitually driven such vehicles. A licence is not required but drivers must be over 17 years. Of course you will be required to sign a waiver and vehicle indemnity agreement on the day.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Safety helmets, gloves, boots and race suits are provided.
The engine is just behind you and this allows you to co-ordinate the gear changes in the racing gearbox with ease. The sensations of seeing the front wheels respond to your slightest command and the car following precisely is an experience never to be forgotten.
You will have plenty of time to familiarise yourself with the cars before you take to the racing circuit. You do not have to hold a racing licence from the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport to drive our Formula Fords.
Bronze Package 4/5 Laps
Silver Package 8/10 Laps
$399.00 was $498.00 save $99.00
Gold Package 16/20 Laps
$599.00 was $996.00 save $397.00
Platinum Package 32/40 Laps
$999.00 was $1992.00 save $993.00
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"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
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