We have a variety of outside partners that offer a wide range of driving experiences at our facility. Whether you want to drive a stock car around our 5/8 mile oval, feel the luxury of an exotic car, or get behind the wheel of a powerful American Muscle car, there's something for any driving enthusiast at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park!
We also have a variety of clubs and groups that offer performance driving schools and race events for street cars and race cars.
Performance Car & Race Car Driving Experiences
At The Muscle Car Experience our concept is simple. It’s all in the seat time, and during that seat time it’s all under your right foot! You can spend more money to “drive” something exotic for less time. You can be coached down to protect that Italian leather… You can drink your tea with your pinky out, or talk about “racing” exotic cars over red wine… Or you can get behind the wheel of real American power, you can drive the fastest Muscle cars in the world and drive them hard on a road course or auto cross and you won’t have to apologize to anyone… Our times are faster than any of our competitors because American Muscle cars perform and our instructors encourage you to perform too! American Muscle and highly trained instructors, it’s a combination that will leave you talking about your drive forever… over a beer, with your pinky around the can.
Exotic Driving Events is the leader in exotic car driving experiences, providing car enthusiasts luxury performance driving events across the country since 2012.
Exotic Driving Events prides their success on the ever-changing exotic supercar fleet. Each year we acquire new, state of the art, cars, to fulfill every driver, adrenaline junky and car enthusiasts dream. The growing selection currently includes a Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Performante LP 570, Nissan GT-R and a Mercedes SLS AMG. These driving events give thrill-seekers an adrenaline-boosting time behind the wheel of an exotic super car on a professionally designed autocross course or road course.
The Racing School is the Northeast's Premiere Racing Experience. The most exciting, relaxed, well run and safest racing experience in the Industry. Oval Track and Road Course Programs Available. Team Racing for Advanced Students! Call 877-CAN-RACE or check us out on the web at www.theracingschool.com.
The Skip Barber Racing School is every driver’s gateway to motorsports and racing. This is Skip Barber Racing School’s signature product – with a curriculum that combines classroom sessions with practical hands on seat time. The Three Day Racing School is a prerequisite for racers interested in obtaining a club, professional or international racing license. In this unique program, students master the fundamentals of racing in classroom and driving sessions. The cars used in the program are either the Formula Skip Barber 2000 open wheel single-seater or MX-5 Cup cars. The MX-5 Cup car has braking and cornering capabilities that vastly exceed any street or sports car. The curriculum of the Three Day Racing School is based upon the original program designed by former Formula One driver John “Skip” Barber. 1 in 3 professional racecar drivers in motorsports is a Three Day Racing School Graduate. So whether you want to be a pro, or just drive like one, it all starts with the Three Day Racing School.
Drive Your Own Car - HPDE and Race Events
SCCA’s Track Night in America driven by Tire Rack offers low-buck, convenient track time, luring enthusiasts into the SCCA fold with low-stress, low-commitment, easily accessible time on the race track in just about any street car. You and your car, an hour of track time during a 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. window, on a weeknight – all for just $150.
2016 Dates include: April 26, May 17, June 7, June 30, July 19, August 2, August 30
Founded in 1995, the Sports Car Driving Association, LLC provides the driving enthusiast the opportunity to experience high performance driving in a controlled environment. The SCDA, LLC events are strictly driver educational events, and are non-competitive. These are not timed events, nor are they competitive events. Sports Car Driving Association, LLC welcomes everyone from novices with no track experience, as well as seasoned track drivers.
2016 Dates include: June 28, September 28
Northeast Track Days was founded with one goal in mind – FUN for all car enthusiasts. We provide an environment that is safe, social, and educational, which at the end of the day equals a great track experience. Come check us out - all drivers are welcome!
2016 Dates include: June 22, August 9
The Connecticut Autocross & Rally Team, Inc. (C.A.R.T.) is an independent, non-sanctioned, non-marques club of sports and performance car enthusiasts. Our focus is on the fun of driving excellence, and learning car control. During the spring, summer and fall months, we have several autocross and track events through out Connecticut.
2016 Dates include: June 4 (Track Day)
Apex was created out of a passion for motorsports. We motivate our clients to improve their abilities and ultimately become better drivers. APEX delivers a unique experience where driving enthusiasts benefit from our first-class academic curriculum and interactive, one-on-one professional instruction. Our goal is clear, provide Apex drivers access to the best road courses with coaching from our team of handpicked professionals.
Apex gives drivers the option to drive their own car or rent a vehicle from the Apex Stable.
2016 Dates include: July 14, September 15
We promote motorsports events. We’re not alone. Lots of people do. But there is something that makes us different – how we do it. We find new and innovative ways for drivers of sports cars, stock cars, karts, and just about anything else with tires and motors to do what they love – get on the track. We have lots of concepts that we are working on, but click here to see what is on the docket for 2016.
Starfest, the Mercedes-Benz Club’s Largest National Event, takes place bi-annually on even numbered years. The event draws members from around the country and Canada. Events include, Track, Concours, Rallye, Nautical Cruises, Ladies of Mercedes-Benz, Sponsor Displays,Welcome Reception, Golf, and The Grand Awards Banquet.
Starfest 2016 will take place in Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner”, with lush Green Valley’s and picturesque Hilltop Farms it’s also known as the Antique Capital of Connecticut. From the Seashore near the Mohegan Sun - the Host Hotel - to the Lush Greenery near Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, the two linked by a short trip on I395, Spectacular Scenery and Iconic New England Towns await your Discovery.
Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Minuteman Section
Porsche Club of America, Northeast Region
Vintage Racer's Group
Vintage Sports Car Club of America
COM Sports Car Club
Apex Driving Events
24 Hours of Lemons
Skip Barber Racing School
Motorcycle Track Day Events
Tony's Track Days is all about fun, learning, and safety. For over 15 years, we have encouraged average street riders to come to the track to hone their skills and have a blast in an environment void of typical road hazards. We invite all street riders to bring their motorcycle to the track to see just how much fun and learning happens at our track days. All types of bikes and riders are welcome.
2016 Dates include: April 23-24, June 10-11, July 31, Sept. 25-26