For Cpl. Michael Opatovsky, MCpl. Joseph Lavoie, Cpl. Mark Wellings, and Cpl. Andrew Latulippe the Daytona trip, arranged through Canadian Heroes, just keeps getting better and better. This year their valentine's are grease and asphalt as they take part in 'The Richard Petty Experience' or RPE.
Coming off watching and participating behind the scenes, our #06 car competed in the ARCA 200 series, which was the first race of the 2011 Daytona season on Sat.
Today, our four guests are getting a taste of life on the NASCAR tour. They will be participating thanks to the RPE. They will need to pass an initial testing and once they receive their passing grade they will be driving an actual Nascar around the high banks of Daytona for 8 laps, and reaching speeds of 150mph!
We have posted a number of great pics from the Daytona trip on Facebook. Check them out. We'll keep you posted on the events and goings-on at Daytona as they unfold. Check back here soon to hear about the soldiers experiences and what it was like to help in the pits.
As always a big thank you to all of our brave men and women in the Canadian Forces..