This Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 2012, the Your Private Track Day club has got two prime days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The weather is forecast to be superb, 70 degrees and sunny. I just spoke to the owner, Phillip Holmes, and he assures me there are plenty of spots still available. Don’t waste this great opportunity to get plenty of great track time at a world class racetrack. I’ll be instructing in Group 1, so come on out and have some fun!
Archives for October 2012
For some racers, the only reason to race is for the win. And while most winners are worthy and gracious, some aren’t. Even in amateur racing, some racers will lie and cheat for the win because that is all that matters to them. Racing can certainly bring out the best, and the worst, in a person.
Me? I’m in it for the alpha to the omega. I dig the late-night and day-long build and prep sessions. I like loading up my gear and hauling it down the highway, looking at other folks heading off to less important places. I get excited pulling into the paddock, sighting the track for the first time of the day, and seeing which of my buddies and competitiors have made it out that weekend. I love trying to figure out a new track, and asking the regulars what the trick is to a certain section. I look forward to the pre-race butterflies and pulling on my gloves at the grid. Once on the track, I’m happier having a race-long battle with a couple other cars in the middle of the pack, than running away by myself. Then the post-race handshakes, and the acknowledgements of a great pass, makes all the work, and all the bills (and my wife having to put up with me), worth the effort.