Spend a day at the race track with V8 Supercar legend, John Bowe and be driven at speed by one of Australia’s most admired race drivers. John is one of only five drivers with over 200 starts in V8 Touring cars and V8 Supercars and, as a three time Bathurst 1000 winner, "JB" is regarded as one of the genuine good guys of the sport.
John will drive you at top speed around the track for 3 adrenaline fuelled laps, but not before you’ve spun 7 laps yourself. What a great way to find out just how much skill and sheer nerve is required in this sport!
Learn from and drive with the master in an experience that will take you as close as it gets to racing a V8 for real in a genuine race environment.
This awesome experience is held at Sandown Raceway, and includes 7 Laps behind the wheel of a V8 race car and 3 ride laps with John Bowe. You'll also receive in-car DVD footage of your drive experience, a framed souvenir photo set, jacket and cap as well as an exclusive luncheon with the racing legend himself.
Where it is:
Sandown Raceway - Melbourne
Vital Details: You will drive 7 Laps of 3.1 km track with the choice of a Ford or Holden and you will also receive 3 Hot Laps with V8 Supercar Legend John Bowe. 0.00% blood alcohol level is mandatory. No alcohol is to be brought to the track. You are asked to advise the operator of any medical conditions including any medication you may be taking. This is not a suitable activity for drivers who are pregnant. Drivers must be 18 years or older and have a current or Provisional licence. The race vehicles use a manual gearbox and drivers without a manual driver’s licence would find it extremely difficult to operate these vehicles. Drivers exceeding 130 kg in weight cannot be safety or comfortably accommodated in the race suits and cars.
Availability: We recommend you book as early as possible as the race days are generally booked out well in advance.
The Weather: You are advised to telephone the operator on the morning of your ride to confirm that the activity is taking place.
Session Length: Half Day from 11.45AM
Getting There: You will be provided with a map and itinerary on booking.
Spectators: Spectators are welcome to attend and take in the action. All attendees must adhere to Race Track safety regulations.
Special Needs: Please contact the Total Experience customer service team to discuss individual requirements.
How long to plan for:
What to wear:
You are advised to wear comfortable full-length cotton trousers eg jeans and flat-soled shoes. You will change into a race suit and helmet which will be provided on the day. If spectacles are worn when driving, it is best if they are soft-framed close fitting. There are no security lockers available at the raceways.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many laps will I be in the car for? A. You will be in the car for an exciting 10 laps. 7 of these will be with you behind the wheel, and 3 will be with 3 time Bathurst champion John Bowe tearing around the track!
Q. Do we need to bring along lunch? A. No! You will provided with a full luncheon with John Bowe.
Q. Do we get any mementos to remember our exciting day? A. Yes! You will take away a framed souvenir photo set, and a jacket and cap!
Q. Will I be driving a Ford or a Holden? A. It is your choice. We have both types available.
Q. Are there any physical restrictions on the drive? A. Due to safety reasons you must be less than 130 Kg’s. This drive is not suitable for pregnant women.