The Popular ‘Ram Ride and Drive’ Track Returns to The ACM EXPERIENCE

Ram Car Crush
Fans attending The ACM EXPERIENCE will have the opportunity to “ride country” on a free 25,000-square-foot interactive Ram Ride and Drive test track (Pictured: Ram Car Crush)

The one-of-a-kind Ram outdoor course pairs riders with professional drivers so fans can experience firsthand the performance, capabilities and competitive advantages of Ram 1500 pickup trucks, the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.

Arial View of Ram Outdoor Test Track
Arial View of Ram Outdoor Test Track

The Ram Ride and Drive is comprised of several obstacles including a thrilling 13-foot hill climb where passengers experience the traction capabilities of a Ram pickup truck when driving over a 30-degree-angle Ram Mountain. Atop the mountain, riders sit nearly 20 feet off the ground and a panoramic view of The ACM EXPERIENCE. Fans attending the Ram Ride and Drive arena will also have the opportunity to see one of the most feared opponents on the monster truck racing circuit, the Raminator. At select times during the Ram experience, the Raminator will fire up and perform, smashing rows of junk cars.

Ram Body Strengeth
Ram Body Strengeth

Country fans will be able to have autographs signed and photos taken with championship driver Mark Hall. Additionally, throughout the weekend, Easton Corbin and Thompson Square will be signing autographs in the Ram Ride and Drive arena.

Ram Ride and Drive
Ram Ride and Drive

Special features of the Ram Ride and Drive:

  • Raminator, powered by a 2,000 horsepower HEMI engine, weighs in at an incredible 10,300 pounds and stands 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide
  • 13-foot Ram Mountain, riders sit nearly 20 feet off the ground
  • 12-foot-by-25-foot section of terrain simulating fallen logs that highlight the truck’s ground clearance
  • Steel articulation demonstration of the truck’s body strength
  • Series of off-set steel ribbons that highlight the truck’s segment-exclusive coil-spring rear suspension
  • A 30-degree wedge that demonstrates the stability and ride quality of a Ram pickup truck 
Ram Outdoor Track
Ram Outdoor Track

Ram Ride and Drive Hours of Operation

  • Friday, April 5, 2013                                                         10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Saturday, April 6, 2013                                                   10:00AM – 10:00PM
  • Sunday, April 7, 2013                                                      10:00AM – 4:00PM 

WHERE:  The Orleans Hotel and Casino
4500 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103

The Ram Ride and Drive is part of the brand’s multi-faceted, multi-media partnership with the Academy of Country Music Awards. Participating riders will receive a free Ram brand gift, earn a chance to win free tickets to “Party for a Cause” and “Fan Jam” and will be registered in a sweepstakes to win $45,000 toward any Chrysler Group vehicle. In addition, riders can have their questions answered by Ram brand product specialists.

Fans can register for the Ram Ride and Drive during the scheduled hours of operation, participants 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and be at least 44 inches tall.