Richard Petty Driving Experience Announces Available Dates at Motordrome Speedway in 2015
Concord, NC (March 3, 2015) – Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE), the world-wide leader in stock car drive and ride entertainment, has partnered with Motordrome Speedway to bring authentic NASCAR race car ride and drive experiences to the Pittsburgh market in 2015.
Richard Petty Driving Experience offers real life NASCAR racing thrills, putting drivers as close to being in the race as they could ever get. The program at Motordrome Speedway will include an eight-lap driving experience, where participants have the opportunity to climb behind the wheel, put their foot on the gas and experience the power of 600 horses on the half-mile, 12 degree banked speedway.
“We are excited to bring our experience into a brand new market and partner with Motordrome Speedway who has been a NASCAR home track for more than 20 years,” said Chris Kirby, Petty Holdings director of marketing. “With the Pittsburgh area being known for its racing enthusiasts and affinity for sports in general, Richard Petty Driving Experience will allow those fans to get up close and personal with NASCAR.”
“Having the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Motordrome Speedway is an incredible privilege for us,“ said Todd Melfi, Motordrome Speedway owner/president. “This further solidifies our position in the market with short track racing and is a great compliment to our NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program. The entire Pittsburgh market will benefit by having the industry leader in racing experiences provide memories that will last a lifetime. ”
The “short track” program starts at $249 plus a $39 driver release fee, and will be operating three classes per day on a permanent basis between April and September. The first operating day is scheduled for April 19.
Find out more information about the program offerings at Motordrome Speedway, other participating tracks, dates and times by visiting Drivepetty.com or calling 800-237-3889.
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 14 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. For track locations, dates of operation, or to book an experience visit DrivePetty.com or call 800-237-3889, or stay up-to-date with Facebook, Twitter@DrivePetty or YouTube.
About Petty Holdings, LLC:
Petty Holdings, LLC owns and operates Richard Petty Driving Experience, Exotic Driving Experience and American Muscle Car Challenge. It markets other Petty and Richard Petty branded and licensed ventures including Richard Petty’s Driver Search, Petty Safe Driving and Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp. It also provides motorsports support services to the commercial and film industries, mobile marketing event services and designs and executes ride and drive events for automobile manufacturers.
Headquartered in Concord, NC, Petty Holdings is a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm, investing in the information and business services, communications, and media sectors.