The pit stop demo showed the kids up close the ins and outs of how an actual NASCAR Pit Crew works together to get cars in tip-top shape and back on the track in record time.
Families were loaded into official Charlotte Motor Speedway track vans where they drove around the actual race track and banked the turns just like the pros… only not exactly at 200 mph.
Kids were thrilled to be able to climb on and get photos with dragsters, a replica of Lightning McQueen, and the monster truck “Tatanka”.
Nothing makes you feel like a star more than being interviewed and featured on the real-life NASCAR Jumbotron!
Finally. A firetruck, ambulance, and a police car where you can actually run the lights and sirens. Dream. Come. True.
Now that the kids were obviously professionals after they watched the pro pit crew, they got to put their new skills to the test.
One of the stations that didn’t have a place to park your bike was the Strider Time-Qualifying Course. Riders raced, two-at-a-time to see who could complete the course in the shortest time.
The day ended in typical Strider fashion with a quick one lap race around the pit stop area.
Finally, families gathered up for a trip to the Winner’s Circle to celebrate an awesome day of riding and experiencing the thrill of NASCAR… and of course, confetti cannons.Proceeds from the registrations for the Strider Discovery Ride were donated to Speedway Children’s Charities which funds a wide range of charities – because communities have a wide range of charitable interest and needs. SCC’s goal is to reach as many children as possible by supporting those agencies that are the unsung heroes in many communities. Thank you to the riders, families, staff, and volunteers of this life-changing event. We know all of you are making a difference in our future, and the future of riding. Until next year… #StrideOn! All photos from the Strider Discovery Ride will be available soon on the Strider Facebook page. Please download and share! www.facebook.com/StriderBikes