FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
L to R: Supercars speed across the track at Exotics Racing; founders Romain Thievin and David Perisset pose in front of the Exotics Racing fleet. (Photos Courtesy of Exotics Racing)
EXOTICS RACING CELEBRATES ITS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY NOV. 21
LAS VEGAS (November 2019) – Adrenaline junkies’ love affair with fast cars celebrates 10 years of speed this Nov. 21 at Exotics Racing. To commemorate its decade as the world’s largest supercar driving experience, the track will offer 20 percent off any driving experience through Dec. 2.
With a shared passion for cars and driving, founders Roman Thievin and David Perisset partnered in 2005 to start the world’s first supercar and stunt experience, CascadEvents in France, before launching Exotics Racing in the United States in 2009. With its first location at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Exotics Racing is known for being the world’s first affordable exotic car driving experience and housing the largest fleet of supercars available to the public. The Formula One-inspired, purpose-built 1.2-mile track is complemented by a fleet of supercars including high-performance models by Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, McLaren, Audi, Mercedes and more.
Since opening, the company has continued to expand, adding cars to its fleet and delivering the racecar dream to more than 300,000 customers. This year, Exotics Racing expanded its operation with the launch of Vegas Superkarts, the fastest and longest go-kart track in Las Vegas.
“I remember one of our first customers was a young man from Brooklyn, New York. He mentioned how his dream was to drive a Ferrari. He had limited financial resources but had saved for a long time to be able to afford it. When it was his turn to drive, we could not find him. We later found him crying behind the building because the thought of
accomplishing this dream had him very emotional. It was this experience that really made us understand we had something special,” says David Perisset, co-founder of Exotics Racing.
More than 200 celebrities have jumped behind the wheel at Exotics Racing, including Jamie Foxx, Zac Efron, Gordon Ramsay, Lebron James and Michelle Rodriguez, as well as numerous professional drivers such as Charles Leclerc, Juan Pablo Montoya, Rubens Barrichello, Mario Andretti and Las Vegas local Kyle Bush. Guests can compete alongside celebrities and professional drivers with the Michelin Time Trial Challenge, the world’s largest ongoing motorsports competition. In this challenge, guests can drive the supercar of their dreams while logging their fastest lap times and comparing scores exclusively at Exotics Racing.
Committed to recruiting the best drivers available to become instructors at the track, Exotics Racing hired racing legend and professional drift champion Rudy Ibanez as its senior drift driver and lead instructor. Ibanez has given more than 165,000 ride-alongs and provides nearly 60-80 drifting rides a day, tearing through an average of 20 sets of tires a week.
Exotics Racing fun facts since its opening in 2009:
Company timeline includes:
2005 – CascadEvents opens world’s first supercar driving and stunt experience in France
2009 – Grand opening in Las Vegas
2011 – Exotics Racing signs long-term agreement with Las Vegas Motor Speedway
2013 – Celebration of the 100,000th driving experience
2015 – Unveiling of the brand new 14,000-square-foot Las Vegas facility
2016 – Celebration of the 200,000th driving experience and launch of EXR Racing Series
2018 – Partnership with Michelin and launch of Michelin Time Trial Challenge
2019 – Launch of Vegas Superkarts go-kart track
ABOUT EXOTICS RACING
Exotics Racing is the world’s largest supercar driving experience. An award-winning industry leader since 2009 and located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Exotics Racing offers more than 50 exotic cars to drive and/ or ride, including models by Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes and more. Professional racing drivers designed the 1.2-mile racetrack to highlight the supercars’ most acclaimed performance capabilities, daring dares drivers to brake late and drive hard. The track features seven turns, an 1,800-foot straightaway and Formula One safety barriers. Also new in 2019: Vegas Superkarts by Exotics Racing. This new go-kart attraction is the first to offer a true racing experience where guests drive 4-stroke gas-powered SODIKART SR5 270 CCs on Las Vegas’ longest, widest and fastest go-kart track, complete with hairpin turns, a fast acceleration straightaway and professional safety barriers. Follow on Facebook and Instagram: @ExoticsRacing and @VegasSuperkarts (#ExoticsRacing and #VegasSuperkarts).
# # #