Friday, August 30, 2013
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Paul Duty drives the M &M car simulator with his children Scarlett Duty, 6, and Samuel Duty 4 at the Race Time at Walmart display. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton)
Jordan Johnson, 3, wanted to see “the candy car.”
His parents, Jason and Ashley Johnson, made his wishes come true with Race Time at Walmart Friday.
On display were several race cars, including Kyle Busch’s M&M car, trailers and driving simulators. Nationwide driver Jeff Green was on hand signing autographs for fans.
“This brings NASCAR to life and lets fans get to see the cars up close,” said Josh Salinas, event coordinator.
Vehicles on display are all retired cars that were used by the drivers on the tracks at one time, he said.
Simulators give fans a chance to “drive” cars on Atlanta Motor Speedway. Seats move and steering wheels shake with speed.
“This was really a neat opportunity to see the cars,” Jason said. After viewing the “candy car” the family headed to Atlanta Motor Speedway to get souvenirs for Jordan.
“He’s a little too young still to go to the races, but we wanted to go to the track and let him see it,” Jason said.
Walmart will be hosting two events Saturday at the Lovejoy store at 11465 Tara Blvd. from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and the Griffin store at 1569 North Expressway from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The event is free to attend.