Subic International Raceway in Subic Bay - Philippines
Going to parks and strolling at the beach is fun, but if you want some action and adventure, then the Subic International Raceway will be your cup of tea. Not only can you watch fast cars going at it, but you can also take part and see if you got what it takes to be a racing champ.
The circuit is a 2.9 kilometer long (1.8 mile) course with a dozen turns. What makes the site particularly appealing for watchers is that there are sections wherein the fans can get close to the pits and see the action. There are also some corners that make for good overtaking maneuvers, a straight which is right at the grandstand, and S curves alternating with straights, making the Subic International Raceway a regular spot for tight and exciting racing.
The course was built on the spot where the naval headquarters of the US military used to be located, and has been furbished with stare of the art amenities that make it world class. Among the races held there on a regular basis are Formula 3, the SVI GP, the PNTC (Philippine National Touring Car) race, and the popular Run What You Brung event, held every April. Here the participants can race in whatever car they decide to bring. There are also several motorcycle races held there at different times of the year and other activities.
The Subic International Raceway is less than 20 minutes from the Subic Airport and about 15 minutes from the business center of the Freeport. Being in close proximity to the other tourist attractions in the area makes a visit easy to do plus it is well known by the drivers and local residents. The cost for each racing event will vary of course. As for trying it out yourself, you can go to the racing schools there.
The costs starts at $220 and the lessons will include the fundamentals of racing such as track lapping, downshifting and many more. You will also get behind the wheel of the car. The basic one is karting, the second level is the circuit car and the advanced one is the Formula Car. When you take part in the training you will be provided with all the equipment necessary.
The Subic International Raceway is the perfect getaway for those whose idea of a good time is going round the circuit at high speeds. For thrills and sheer adrenaline rush, few can really compare.