It's apparently called the Auto Club Speedway now. They just had a race there Saturday that dad and I watched after we got back today. We have a new found respect for Nascar!
I like to think I could be the next Danica Patrick! :-)
My dad looked so official, one of the guys thought he was an instructor! I said, if they could only see his dress pants and polo under his jumpsuit they would have known better! :-)
I was a smidge nervous!
They make you wear these under your helmet!
Not really a good look!
Saying a little prayer before I got in the car. Like I said I was a little nervous!
This is about the point I had a panic attack because you're strapped in so tight and it was about 110 degrees in the car!
After it was all done! I couldn't wait to do it again! It's a little weird getting used to. On the first turn as I got onto the track I went to look over my shoulder to check my blind spot and flip on my turn signal! Hard to do since you can't turn your head, you don't have a turn signal and there's no need to check for merging traffic! :-)
It was awesome!
I got to drive the Army car. It was my shout out to Tyler! :-)
Dad getting ready to drive
The Nascar guys make it look so easy to get in, but it was awkward trying to figure out what to hold on to inside.
Like I said, it was awkward to get in. I about got my foot stuck when I got in.
Getting strapped in
Yes, that would be his steering wheel on top of the car. Don't worry they put it on before you take off!
That's the pace car you have to keep up with. I said I would have done a lot better if they would have just gotten out of my way!
By lap 4 he had it together!
I would like it to be known that I had a faster top speed than dad! He had 126. I had 133!
Video of dad after it was over
Me taking off out of pit row. I didn't kill it! Thank you Heidi and Greg for my stick shift lessons! You obviously taught me something! :-)
Me out on the track! I'm the second car
More of me on the track, again the second car