To celebrate the return of INDYCAR to New England, New Hampshire Motor Speedway is offering race fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to take a spin in an actual Indy car during the INDY 225 weekend.

Any fan who has already purchased a ticket to this exciting 225 lap event or who purchases a ticket within the next two days is automatically registered to be chosen for some hot laps in a two-seat Indy car.

"We are thrilled for INDYCAR's return to New Hampshire, and we want to share what it's really like to ride full speed around 'The Magic Mile' in an open-wheeled speed demon," said Jerry Gappens, executive vice president and general manager of the speedway.

This is a true IZOD IndyCar Series car.  It is complete with an authentic racing power plant that can reach up to 180 mph. Climb in, sit down, buckle up and hold on for what will be the most memorable few minutes of your life.

Fans will be randomly selected and contacted Thursday by speedway staff to coordinate their Indy Racing Experience.  Once they arrive, guests will be escorted to the infield to prepare for a thrilling ride around NHMS.  Grab a helmet, put on a uniform and get ready.

The Indy Racing Experience two-seat ride allows the passenger to experience speeds and g-forces previously available to only a handful of elite drivers.

Purchase your tickets for the INDY 225 weekend by calling the tracks ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931 or by visiting