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Open-Wheel Formula Racing Academy Day
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Put yourself in the driver’s seat! Experience the unforgettable thrill of a full day Formula Ford race car driving experience.

  • Drive a competition-prepared Formula Ford Spirit or Van Diemen race car around Wakefield Park race track
  • Full-day event including driver instruction by real race car drivers
  • Drive real, unmodified racing cars, as raced in the Formula Ford Championships
  • Team awards and a celebration at the end of the race day
  • Includes experience gift pack with personalised voucher and message card

This full-day academy event is the closest you’ll ever get to a genuine F1 racing experience. Drive full pelt around Wakefield Park race track - widely regarded by drivers as the best compact circuit in Australia.

Driving a single-seater Formula Ford racing car is unlike anything else you will experience. This full-day experience includes full tuition from trained racing drivers – but once you are strapped into the open cockpit, you’re on your own!

These are real race cars. Seated only a couple of inches off the ground and with the quick-release steering wheel in front of you, you can feel every bump and vibration as your super-responsive car reacts to every tiny adjustment you make through the 4-speed close-ratio, purpose-built racing gearbox. 

There are no rev limiters here, so you can drive the car to your limits. Experience the exhilarating straights and turns as you take 24 blistering laps of Wakefield Park's full circuit.

End the day with Top Gun & Team Awards and your own Wakefield Park race day celebration.

All Race and Safety Equipment is provided, including helmets, race suits and boots, but if you have your race gear, feel free to bring it along.

Because of the lack of obstacles and obstructions on the course, spectators can easily see all of the action across the entire track, all of the time. It’s the perfect space to bring your friends and family to watch you unleash your inner driving demon.

In the event of poor weather conditions, the experience will still go ahead unless advised by the operator of the experience.  If your date is cancelled, you will be rescheduled for another date.

Allow a full day for this experience.

Available on weekdays on selected dates throughout the year. 

Valid for one person.

When you are driving, you are responsible for any damage done to the vehicle.  You must hold a minimum of a P standard manual driving license and be able to confidently use a manual gearbox.

Minimum age 16 years.  Maximum weight of 120 kg.  Maximum height of 196 cm. Minimum height 155 cm. Not suitable for pregnant women and those suffering from certain medical conditions.  We recommend you contact your doctor if you are unsure whether this experience is suitable.

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