Richard Petty Driving Experience announced today that it will now offer â€œJunior Ride-Alongsâ€ at its Walt Disney World Speedway location in Orlando, FL. RPDEâ€™s â€œJunior Ride-Alongsâ€ program will provide children, under the age of 14 who are at least 48 inches in height, the opportunity to experience real-life racing excitement while they ride shotgun with a professional driving instructor for three thrilling laps in a specially equipped two-seat NASCAR race car. â€œJunior Ride-Alongsâ€ are possible as a result of RPDEâ€™s partnership with The Joie of Seating, a premier fabricator of custom-fitted aluminum racing seats owned and operated by two-time NASCAR Nationwide series champion Randy LaJoie. The North Carolina-based company built custom racing seats for this program, specifically designed to ensure the safety and security of smaller bodies. These full containment racing seats feature built-in shoulder and head protection and a five-point safety harness that is the same design used by NASCAR drivers. â€œFor 10 years weâ€™ve specialized in designing custom racing seats that provide the safest in-car experience,â€ says LaJoie, â€œOur extensive experience in the industry makes us confident your child will enjoy a safe and fun ride-along with RPDE.â€ Located just outside the Magic Kingdom property, RPDEâ€™s Disney location has been known as a high-speed attraction for adults for more than a decade, providing thousands of moms and dads the thrill of a lifetime. Now with â€œJunior Ride-Alongsâ€ available just in time for summer, NASCAR racing can become a family affair at Disney. â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to be able to make RPDE even more family friendly and canâ€™t wait to see the ear-to-ear smiles on these kidâ€™s faces after experiencing the excitement of NASCAR first-hand.â€ says Bill Scott, General Manager of Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney WorldÂ® Speedway. â€œJunior Ride-Alongsâ€ with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney WorldÂ® Speedway are $59. No reservations are required.