Race car driving in Sydney: The ultimate guide

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

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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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 from finder.com

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


  • 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 from Experience Oz

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


  • 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 from Viator

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


  • 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 from RedBalloon

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


  • 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 from Experience Oz

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


  • 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 from RedBalloon

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


  • 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 from RedBalloon

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


  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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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