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The Oval Office: Don’t Miss This Tour

The Oval Office: Don’t Miss This Tour

By Greg Calnan / – The Richard Petty Driving Experience 2012 Canadian Summer Tour is in full swing after completing a successful weekend of ride-alongs and driving sessions at Delaware Speedway on July 7th and 8th. The tour has returned to Canada for the second year in a row and is again making three stops in Ontario and one in Nova Scotia.

This week the tour will pull into Sunset Speedway in Innisfil, Ontario and unload its NASCAR style Cup cars for racers and fans alike to climb aboard. The first sessions begin at 8am on Thursday, July 12th and run until the final session on Friday, July 13th at 4pm. Although advance reservations are taken for the Richard Petty Driving Experience, you are still able to arrive and be a part of the excitement either day.

A few short weeks ago, gave away a free ride-along to Sheila Haining of Innisfil. She will be going for the ride of her life on Thursday at 4pm. As a new fan to racing the experience should be one that lasts a lifetime.

Once both days are completed at Sunset the trailers will pack up and head southeast to the Kawartha Speedway in Fraserville, Ontario for two days of ride-alongs and driving experiences. Starting on Saturday, July 14th and completing on Sunday, July 15th the Canadian Summer Tour will wrap up its 2012 Ontario stops at the fast 3/8 mile oval.

Last year I was able to go for a ride in the two-seater at Kawartha as did my father and uncle. It was a memory that we will never forget. My uncle Dennis did the driving experience the following day and it was certainly a dream come true, one that he never thought he would be able to do, little less so close to home.

With just four dates left on the Richard Petty Driving Experience 2012 Canadian Summer Tour I would highly suggest making the time to head to the track and climbing into one of these high horsepower machines whether it be behind the wheel or in the passengers seat. The price is affordable and the thrill of being in the car is second to none.

For more information or to reserve your seat time call 1-800-237-3889 or visit

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