The Florida Highway Patrol said Thursday that the way the cars were run at the Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway contributed to a fatal accident in April. Driving instructor Gary Terry was killed when the driver of the Lamborghini, 24-year-old Tavon Watson of Kissimmee Florida, lost control of the exotic sports car and crashed into the end of a guardrail. According to the FHP report, the guardrail shot 4 feet into the car, striking Terry’s torso.
The Lamborghini was traveling 102 mph when it slid into the exposed guardrail. Terry was killed instantly. The Richard Petty Driving Experience is a chain operated by Petty Holdings where fans can drive NASCAR style racecars or ride shotgun at speeds up to 165 mph. Four years ago, Petty Holdings introduced the Exotic-Car experience, where people can drive Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches.
The Walt Disney operation opened in 1997 at the 1-mile tri-oval speedway just south of the Magic Kingdom parking lot. MORE>>>