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  • On Jun 5, 2012
    Marie from PA Asked

    Thinking of a race car experience to suprise my husband with. What's your recomendation, Richard Petty Driving Exp. or Exotic Driving Exp.? What's the differnence (besides the car type)?

    Hi Marie!  Oh wow your husband will be one lucky guy with this surprise. You are wonderful to plan something so special!

    I have personally done the rookie experience for the regular Drive at the Petty race course on property. It was one of the most thrilling experiences in my lifetime and something I will never forget!  I thought I was going to do a ride along and ended up doing the!

    I personally think doing the Rookie Experience would be the best option for his first time. He will have some training and then get outfitted in a track suit, climb through the window of the car, get belted and buckled in, have the steering wheel put back and off he will go. It is a real track with banking in the curves and pit row and all of that and he will follow a pace car which will tell him to speed up or slow down but he will truly be on his own for eight long laps. He will return with a huge smile on his face!

    The new exotic driving experience is unique as well and something perhaps he can do on his next trip. You choose a special car and accordingly the price of the experience will go along with the price of one of these fabulous cars.  The course is different and it is more of a cones and curves type of thing and you will have a driver in the passenger seat assisting you during your drive. (You are alone with the other experience).  I just think for a first timer he might get a real kick out of going home telling his buddies he actually rode a real true race car for eight laps. They will time him and award him a certificate and photo and bragging rights. Check out for more information.

    You can choose either one and you will be his hero forever! Be sure and go with him and take your own pictures and who knows maybe you will sign up for a drive or at least a ride!

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