V6 6MT CBP
Join Date: Sep 2013
location: Twin Cities
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On the driver abilities point:
Anybody ever try the Richard Petty Driving Experience in a stock car on one of the tracks?? TOTAL BLAST. Not cheap, but so much fun. Cars are basically the same as the nationwide series, (or is it XFinity now), or the JV circuit on NASCAR, 600hp stock cars.
I drove at the Disney track a few years back, and there were about 7 or 8 "students" that I was part of, and one guy, who works on cars, and has driven cars all over the US supposedly.
(For anyone thinking of doing this, buy the smallest package you can, 8 laps is what the smallest one was, and they will let you buy into the 18 and 30 lap packages for only $200 more per lap package, which will save you about $500 if you wanted to go that far).
Long story short, I beat that guys best time by over a second per lap (lower 36 second lap times). The instructor asked me at least three times if I had ever driven a race car before when we were done, which I had not.
If you have the time and ching to go do one of these, it really is an awesome experience.
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