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- Created: Monday, 12 November 2012 13:30
Family Motor Coach Association has teamed up with NASCAR Racing Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience to offer its members reduced rates on fast-paced, adrenaline-rushing laps around the track.
CINCINNATI, Ohio — How many times have you watched a NASCAR or IndyCar race and wondered how it feels to go that fast?
Those who think they have a little bit of Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, or Mario Andretti in their blood can find out what it’s like to ride in a real race car or, better yet, take the wheel by registering for one of several racing experience programs now available to FMCA members at reduced rates.
As an organization for motorhome enthusiasts, Family Motor Coach Association provides its members a variety of services and discounts designed to enhance the use of their RVs.
The NASCAR Racing Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience now available to Family Motor Coach Association members at an association discount should appeal to the racing fans in the group, many of whom enjoy traveling to NASCAR and IndyCar races in their motorhomes.
Both programs offer a Ride Along experience in which professional drivers take participants for the ultimate thrill ride as the car makes three heart-pounding laps at speeds of up to 175 mph!
NASCAR Racing Experience riders strap into a seat next to the driver; Mario Andretti Racing Experience riders slide into their seat behind the driver.
If you’d prefer to be the driver, both NASCAR and Mario Andretti racing experiences offer the Race Fan Favorite program. Participants get to experience what it’s like to drive a real NASCAR stock car (previously driven by a professional stock car driver) or a full-size, open-wheel Indy car.
Each three-hour Race Fan Favorite experience begins with a Crew Chief-led instructional session, during which participants learn how to drive these hot rods, undergo safety training, and have an opportunity to ask questions before heading out on the track.
Once drivers are outfitted in safety gear, they strap into the driver’s seat and prepare for the most exhilarating 5-minute driving experience of their lives.
While behind the wheel, drivers receive coaching from their personal instructor via two-way radios. During the experience, there is no lead car to follow or instructor sitting beside the participant, and passing is allowed. Just like real racing!
After finishing their run and beginning to breathe normally again, drivers receive a Graduate Certificate that includes their name, date, and the top speed reached during the session, plus a Souvenir Racing License to show others.
NASCAR Racing Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience programs are held at the same tracks used in the NASCAR and IndyCar circuits, including Atlanta Motor Speedway; Charlotte Motor Speedway; Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California; Chicagoland Speedway; Homestead-Miami Speedway; Richmond International Raceway; Kentucky Speedway; Texas Motor Speedway; Myrtle Beach Speedway; Phoenix Motor Speedway; and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
For the Ride Along experience, Family Motor Coach Association members pay $103.99, shaving $26 off the retail price of $129.99. Members who wish to participate in the Race Fan Favorite experience pay $319.99, slicing $80 off the regular price of $399.99.
Family Motor Coach Association members can order their racing experience package by calling (800) 543-3622 or visiting www.fmca.com/race. Purchasers will receive a gift card and instructions for making reservations online or by phone.
Motorhome owners who are not yet members of Family Motor Coach Association may wish to Join Family Motor Coach Association - for motorhome owners] in order to receive the racing experience discount.
About Family Motor Coach Association • Enhancing The Motorhome Lifestyle
Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the use of self-contained, motorized recreation vehicles known as motorhomes. The association maintains its national headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently has more than 80,000 active member families. FMCA offers its members a number of benefits for motorhome travelers, including a subscription to its monthly magazine, Family Motor Coaching; trip routing; mail forwarding; and group rates on motorhome insurance, a roadside assistance program, and an emergency medical evacuation plan. Perhaps the most important benefit of FMCA membership is the camaraderie and friendships that develop among people enjoying the common interest of motorhome travel and recreation.
Pamela Kay, Director of Communications
(800) 543-3622, ext. 234
(513) 474-3622, ext. 234