Race car driving in Sydney: The ultimate guide

Ready to race? Here are the top race car driving experiences Sydney has to offer.

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or the ultimate thrill, there’s a race car driving experience near Sydney that fits the bill. We’ve compared the top companies and found something for everyone, from co-driving hot laps to full-day coaching sessions. Pick your favourite and book the ride of your life today.


Race car driving experiences in Sydney

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Up to 25% off driving experiences + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include rally driving, go karting, quad biking and more. Destinations include Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Perth, Melbourne, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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Things to do in Brisbane from $18 + an extra 10% off with code

Available on select dates when you buy 2 or more vouchers. Activities include bridge climbs, getaways, brewery tours, driving experiences, cooking classes and spa treatments. Sample fare is for a SupaGolf experience. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 33% off things to do in the Gold Coast

Available on select dates for activities like driving experiences, hot air balloon flights, helicopter scenic flights, jet ski and boat rides, skydives and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 85% off things to do in Melbourne

Available on select travel dates for activities like soccer classes, driving experiences, helicopter flights, skydives, hot air balloon flights, whale watching cruises and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 85% off things to do in Sydney

Available for activities like soccer classes, driving experiences, hot air balloon flights, skydive, kayak tours, whale watching cruises and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 50% off things to do in Brisbane

Available on select travel dates for activities like driving experiences, helicopter flights, jet boat rides, skydives, dinner cruises, cooking classes and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 43% off things to do in Cairns

Available on select travel dates for activities like driving experiences, helmet diving, helicopter flights, bungy jumping, water rafting, scuba diving, skydiving and more. T&Cs apply.

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AdrenalineAdrenaline

Up to 85% off things to do in Adelaide

Available on select travel dates for activities like virtual reality driving experiences, kayaking, helicopter flights, skydiving, abseiling, kid's soccer training and more. T&Cs apply.

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GrouponGroupon

Up to 74% off things to do in Adelaide

Available on select dates and activities including skydiving, wine tours, kayaking, classes, rally driving and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloonRedBalloon

Things to do in Perth from $18

Activities include driving experience, bike tours, kayaking, art workshops, spa treatments, skydiving and much more.

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Where can I do race car driving in Sydney?

There are a few places to drive a race car in Sydney, and even more options if you're also looking for rally driving and off-roading.

  • Drag-racing and drifting: Sydney Dragway in Eastern Creek or Colo Motorsport Park.
  • V8 race cars: Eastern Creek International Raceway.
  • Drive your own car or an F1-style race car: Sydney Motorsport Park

Our top picks: Race car driving experiences you can book now

Best for price: Thrill Rides, Sydney Dragway

Best for price: Thrill Rides, Sydney Dragway from finder.com

Buckle up in a competition drift car as two drivers perform hair-raising manoeuvres.

Highlights:

  • Choose from 2, 4, 8 or 12 laps
  • Priced from $59
  • Session lengths range from 15 minutes to 1 hour
  • Experience a Drift Battle Thrill Ride
  • As close as you can get to real-life drift competition
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Best for value: Colo Park 2 Car Blast, Rally School Sydney

Best for value: Colo Park 2 Car Blast, Rally School Sydney from Experience Oz

Drive 16 laps in 2 different purpose-built rally cars.

Highlights:

  • HD video cameras record your hot laps
  • 8 laps in 2 different Subaru or Mitsubishi rally cars from just $295
  • Bonus hot lap driven by a qualified rally professional
  • Tea, coffee, cold drinks and light snacks included
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Best for experience length: Formula Ford Racing Experience, Sydney Motorsport Park

Best for experience length: Formula Ford Racing Experience, Sydney Motorsport Park from Viator

Two to three hours of racing thrills around Sydney Motorsport Park race track.

Highlights:

  • Race for up to three hours
  • Drive a Formula Ford Spirit or Van Diemen race car
  • Learn driving techniques from professional race car drivers
  • Speed around Sydney Motorsport Park’s purpose-built racetrack
  • Option to drive 5, 10 or 20 laps
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Best for speed: F1-style Race Car Driving Experience - 5 Laps - Weekend, Eastern Creek

Best for speed: F1-style Race Car Driving Experience - 5 Laps - Weekend, Eastern Creek from RedBalloon

Drive as fast as you can around Sydney Motorsport Park in an F1-style race car.

Highlights:

  • Drive a purpose-built Formula Ford race car capable of racing at over 300km/h
  • Learn from professional race car drivers
  • No rev limiters – drive as fast as you dare
  • Five laps around Sydney Motorsport Park’s purpose-built racetrack
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Best for kids: Colo Heights Rally School Hot Lap Ride, Sydney Dragway

Best for kids: Colo Heights Rally School Hot Lap Ride, Sydney Dragway from Experience Oz

Your chance to be the co-driver in a Subaru or Mitsubishi turbo rally car.

Highlights:

  • Three hot laps in the co-driver’s seat a championship spec rally car
  • Give kids a taste of the action with qualified rally drivers who won’t hold back
  • Spectators welcome, with $50 hot laps available on the day
  • HD video cameras record your hot laps
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Best for first-timers: Introduction to Drifting Experience with Hot Lap, Eastern Creek

Best for first-timers: Introduction to Drifting Experience with Hot Lap, Eastern Creek from RedBalloon

Learn the basics of drifting and enjoy a hot lap with a professional driver.

Highlights:

  • Learn from a professional instructor
  • Take the wheel and perform drift handbrakes, donuts and more
  • Experience a Drift Battle Thrill Ride
  • Drift cars include purpose-built Nissan 180SX, Skyline and Silvia models
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Best for experienced drivers: Drift School Masterclass, Eastern Creek

Best for experienced drivers: Drift School Masterclass, Eastern Creek from RedBalloon

A full day of advanced coaching with professional drivers and Nissan drift cars.

Highlights:

  • One-on-one coaching from industry professionals
  • Drift Battle Thrill Ride with champion driver Fernando Wiehrl
  • Master advanced drifting techniques
  • Drift cars include purpose-built Nissan 180SX, Skyline and Silvia models
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Race car driving companies compared

Company/Booking AgentPriceLocationExtras/Inclusions availableSuitable for
Drift School Australia$59
  • Sydney Dragway, Eastern Creek, NSW
  • Drift Battle Thrill Ride in lead and chase cars
  • ADR-approved helmets
Anyone aged 12+ (adult consent required for under 18s)
Adrenaline$59+
  • Eastern Creek International Raceway
  • Sydney Dragway
  • Sydney Motorsport Park
  • Pre-drive tuition
  • Racing equipment
  • 2-4 laps
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
Varies by experience. Generally drivers 16+ holding a minimum P-plate licence and manual driving experience
RedBalloon$99+
  • Eastern Creek International Raceway
  • Sydney Motorsport Park
  • 4-10 laps
  • Pro driver
  • Race suits and helmet
Varies by experience. Generally drivers 16+holding a minimum P-Plate license.
Anglo Racing Academy$259
  • Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
  • Pre-drive tuition
  • All racing and safety equipment
  • 5 laps
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
People under 196cm and weighing less than 120kg, with at least a P-plate licence


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