Did we have a great time OR WHAT????
FROM THE 3 SISTERS RACING TEAM
You know how people always say your fantasy about
something is always better than the real thing? Well, don't believe it
in the case of a NASCAR ride-a-long! Awesome, incredible, unbelievable,
fantastic...those words hardly come close to describing the feeling of
roaring around the track at 165 miles an hour, inches away from the wall
in the turns, the G-forces keeping that silly smile plastered on your
face!! I have to rank this ride-along in the TOP 5 events of my lifetime,
so far! It's hard to believe we can keep topping our NASCAR experiences
- but each trip, each event...they just keep getting better and better!
Thanks Nascarla for the ride-along gift - you really know how to take
care of your racing peeps and little seesters!! - Kathy Beth
"As you're pulling off pit road, it's a huge rush
and then that first turn just sticks you in your seat!" Dianne
I said "Bob, lets go fast!" He pulled it down in
4th as we left pit road and came up banking into turn one. No pit road
speed limit today. YeeeeHaaw!! Kansas Speedway looks very flat on TV,
(just like the rest of the state) but get into a car, (Richard Petty
Driving Experience Car) and you will get a whole new perspective. It's
like riding around the inside of a bowl. Not that I've ever rode around
a bowl, but you get the picture. It is fast, but not fast enough. It
is scary, but not nearly scary enough. It is only 3 laps, I wished it
would never end. It was definitely a blast and would love to do it again.
I gained a whole new appreciation for car and driver. We were flying
down the backstretch and into turn 3 at 165mph. We crossed skid marks
where someone lost it and spun into the wall. But the car just sticks
to the track. Amazing!! Thanks again NasCarla for the ticket. I owe
you one. Wait, no I don't. You are going to Grand
Cayman with me! Brian
the 8-car convoy to Kansas Speedway, to the exciting last laps of the
Dodge Charger 500, I had a smile on my face. There was nothing scary about
the ride-along, it was one of the biggest thrills of my life. Thanks to
Driver Bob, he gave me a great ride! But next time Bob, I want to go faster
and can we get a little closer to the wall? - Judy Kay
Shannon's friends came, this is Jason, Earnhardt Fan!
Chrissy, Jason's girlfriend, she was awesome and a
a marketing view, the word "experience" was perfect for the Petty group
as it was definitely an experience and one that NASCAR fan or not should
try. I would rate my ride-a-long in the Top 10 "rushes" of my life, only
behind a certain coaster in Ohio called The Top Thrill Dragster and jumping
off a 40 ft. cliff into the ocean while in Jamaica. Although it failed
to make me a NASCAR fan, it was an awesome gift from my sis-in-law NasCarla
and one that I will never forget! Thanks Carla!!" - Joe
Amy Young, in and out of the car like a pro!
Jake - doesn't he look like a driver! Hot Hot Hot!
- still need your testimonial - right here, please!
Petty Racing Experience really amazed me. When you are in the car going around
the turns it feels like you are going to just fly off the track. I give props
to all the drivers from dirt track to indy car drivers. I would do it again
for sure. - Shannon
Lots of fun this day - got to meet good-looking drivers,
get all dressed up in the firesuits, pose in the actual cars, even snuck
into the garage and had a few photo ops - got to get a tape recorder, because
we forget names!
The day was a little breezy (happens a
lot here during Spring-time in Kansas!). We met at our usual gathering place
on Midland Drive, then drafted to the track, parking in the Infield at Kansas
Speedway! That was a big perk for die-hard Race Fans - it's like Hallowed
Petty People are AWESOME - the kids even got to take a
few laps in the van - free - no charge - how great is that? And -
portraits were taken of each rider, they were all smiles and thumbs up -
seems like the drivers loved it too!