Richard Petty Driving Experience announces 2012 dates at Evergreen Speedway
(Concord, N.C.) January 9, 2012 This summer, for the first time ever, NASCAR fans, racing enthusiasts, and thrill seekers will all have the opportunity to Drive or Ride-Along in a NASCAR race car with Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) at Evergreen Speedway.
June 26, 27, and 28 marks the first time RPDE will operate at the 5/8 mile facility in Monroe, Washington. This new partnership not only brings the thrill of authentic NASCAR drive and ride entertainment to the Northwest, but will also kick-off Evergreen Speedway’s “Speed Week” including a Fan Fest, driver meet and greets, and two great days of racing including the Coors Light 300.
“We’re excited to partner with Evergreen Speedway for the first time in RPDE history,” says Rick Fedrizzi, President and COO of RPDE. “Operating at this 5/8 mile oval in Monroe, Washington will give the Northwestern race fans a chance to get behind the wheel and drive their home track. Whether you’re a veteran racing enthusiast or casual fan, this will be an unforgettable experience for all.”
Evergreen Speedway was built in 1954 and remains Washington state’s only NASCAR Home Track, running the Whelen All American Weekly Racing Series as well as the K&N Pro Series West Touring Division.
High Road Promotions, has a 25 year agreement to operate the speedway, located within the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.“We are thrilled and proud to be hosting Richard Petty Driving Experience at Evergreen Speedway,” says High Road Promotions owners Doug and Traci Hobbs. “The Richard Petty brand is synonymous with racing. It is an honor to be joining a family of tracks that include Daytona, Charlotte, Indianapolis, and Las Vegas. People throughout the Northwest and Western Canada are very excited about this announcement.”
The 12-lap Rookie Experience will be the base driving program offered by Richard Petty Driving Experience at Evergreen Speedway, priced at $399. The option to Ride-Along shotgun for 4 thrilling laps is also available for only $99.
For the Richard Petty Driving Experience 2012 schedule or to book a reservation, visit www.DrivePetty.com or call 1.800.237.3889.
About Richard Petty Driving Experience:
RPDE is the worldwide leader in NASCAR stock car ride and drive 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 ride and drive programs, safe driving programs, mobile marketing events and motorsports-related production services for the television and film industry.
Jessica Inman, (704) 454-6244, firstname.lastname@example.org