Pixar ‘Cars’ Joins the Richard Petty Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway

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Kids were thrilled when Cars came to the Richard Petty Experience.

In 2014, junior race fans were treated to a high-octane thrill that was just for them. Two full-size custom character cars, inspired by the Disney/Pixar animated feature, Cars, entered the lineup for the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway, which has since closed.

Straight from the hit movie, #28 Aiken Axler and #80 Sage VanDerSpin cars were brought to life and used in the new Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along program. Children ages 6 to 13 (and at least 48 inches/122cm tall) had the chance to experience real-life racing excitement as they rode shotgun with a professional driving instructor for three thrilling laps in a specially equipped Piston Cup race car.

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