Ariel Atom Experience at VIR

Experience the Thrill of Driving an Ariel Atom Race Car at VIR

participants Price for 1 Participant

This exciting Driving Experience provides racing fans and thrill seekers alike with the chance to sit behind the wheel and drive a real British born, American built Ariel Atom racecar around Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA!

Upon arrival at the track, you will be greeted by friendly staff who will get you registered and suited up in a driving suit for your session. Once you look the part, you'll head to the classroom for an overview of the event, safety procedures, as well as an introduction to high performance driving.  After the classroom session is complete, you will continue with an introduction to the Ariel Atom's features and controls in Pitlane.  You will then be ready to get strapped in behind the wheel of an Ariel Atom and head out for the first of your lead/follow sessions behind an Ariel Atom pacecar.  Over the course of this half-day driving experience, you will drive three 15 minute sessions with increasing pace on the VIR Patriot Course.

So, grab the wheel and prepare to put a smile on your face as you tackle the twisty VIR Patriot Course. This Ariel Atom Driving Experience is the perfect unique gift for every racing fan!

The Ariel Atom Racing at VIR Xperience CertificateĀ® is for one participant. You will be joined by additional participants during the classroom session, and on course. The maximum classroom size is 12 participants who are then split into 3 groups of 4 for on-track sessions.

You may invite guests to the track to watch your Driving Experience.

Virginia, Alton

The VIR Driving Experience is offered on specific dates throughout the year, subject to availability. Morning and Afternoon sessions are offered.

The Ariel Atom Driving Experience includes an Introductory Classroom Session on Performance Driving and Safety, three 15 Minute driving sessions on the Patriot Course and has a total duration of approximately 4 hours.

Events are designed to be run in dry and/or wet conditions. Varying weather conditions are an acknowledged integral part of most motorsport activities. Cars will be readily converted to rain tires in the event of wet track conditions. The Instructor reserves the right to be the sole judge of track safety conditions during any period of rain or weather related conditions that may be deemed detrimental to the on-track safety of participants, staff and equipment.

What to wear
Clean driving suit, gloves, and full face helmet will be provided. Participants should wear comfortable clothing based on weather conditions; shorts and a t-shirt are likely the best clothing for under your driving suit, along with shoes that you are capable of driving in. No open toe sandals are permitted.

Additional Information
The Ariel Atom is a lightweight supercar that has a tremendous power-to-weight ratio in addition to great handling on the track. This unique exo-skeloton chassis supercar has seen worldwide press coverage and has been featured numerous times on the popular TV show Top Gear where it currently sits on the top of the Power Lap board in both the USA, and the UK.

Events include three 15 minute sessions on the VIR Patriot Course in a lead/follow format behind an Ariel Atom pacecar as well as Classroom sessions on safety and basic high performance driving.

Participation is limited to individuals weighing between 100lbs and 260lbs, a size 40 waist, and between 5'3" and 6'6" tall. Individuals, who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe in racing conditions are not eligible to participate. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, be able to drive a manual transmission and have a valid driver's license.

Participants are required to sign a terms and conditions document and a liability release waiver.


Cancellation Policy
Changes to reservations for the Ariel Atom Experience at VIR Experience cannot be made once the date of this Experience is reserved.

Xperience CertificatesĀ® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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