Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE), the worldwide leader in stock car drive and ride entertainment, announced today that its Junior Ride-Along program will now be available at its Charlotte Motor Speedway location in Concord, N.C. and Daytona International Speedway location in Daytona Beach, Fla., in addition to Walt Disney World Speedway where they have been available for nearly a year.
To celebrate the expansion of the Junior Ride-Along program, RPDE’s contest invites children ages 6 to 13 (and at least 48 inches tall) to submit a hand-drawn picture of legendary Richard Petty, The King’ of NASCAR racing, for a chance to win a “Junior Ride-Along” party for 10 Junior Riders. Selected by a panel of RPDE judges and The King’ himself, the winning drawing will be used to wrap the hood of the new Junior Ride-Along cars*. To enter, visit DrivePetty.com/draw-the-king and download the hood template and submit their drawing by May 31. The winner will be announced June 14.
RPDE’s Junior Ride-Along program gives children ages 6 to 13 (and at least 48 inches tall) the opportunity to experience real-life racing excitement while they ride-along shotgun with a professional driving instructor for three thrilling laps in a specially equipped two-seat NASCAR race car.
To build custom racing seats specifically designed to ensure the safety and security of smaller bodies, RPDE partnered with The Joie of Seating, a premier fabricator of custom-fitted aluminum racing seats, owned and operated by two-time NASCAR Nationwide series champion Randy LaJoie. These full containment racing seats feature built-in shoulder and head protection and a five-point safety harness with the same design used by NASCAR drivers.
Junior Ride-Alongs with RPDE at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Walt Disney World Speedway are $59, and $69 at Daytona International Speedway. No reservations are required. For more information, call 800-237-3889 or visit DrivePetty.com/draw-the-king.
About Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE):
Owned and operated by Petty Holdings, LLC, RPDE is the worldwide leader in NASCAR stock car drive and ride entertainment, available at more than 20 major speedways in the U.S. It has base locations in Las Vegas, Orlando, Concord N.C. and Kansas City. RPDE also produces and facilitates auto manufacturer drive and ride programs, safe driving programs, mobile marketing events and motorsports-related production services for the television and film industry.
*See full list of rules at DrivePetty.com/draw-the-king.