This year has been immense. The first time my tires from any car have set tires on a track was during last winter, then I stuffed it into a snow bank. It bit me. I wanted more. I needed more, the drug has been put in me. I need the speed, & need the adrenaline.
Last year it was baby steps with big car shows, then it was a big leap. It’s known here that I do things with a stock Juke, that no stock Juke should ever do. It’s probably the worst car to do it in, but a funny thing happen. Everyone loved it, even with its questionable looks. With those people who loved, there where lots of did not. Those who did not pushed me do more, & be a better (performance driver) so I can show them how its done.
It’s not just the driving part that was good. Equally and/or better where the people I have met along the way of this stupid adventure. Some have taught me lots, some have gave me terrible (or great) advice. It could be saying that I’m turning into to late, or my steering input is too much.
This year was just dipping my toes in the water, next year I’m going skinny dipping. Not looking back. Get on more tracks/more seat time. Hopefully sign for full season of Auto-X. If I never went to that winter lapping day all of this would have never happen. There is also one part I never touched on farther up, this silly group called Oppositelock. Seeing you guys laugh at my idiocy, then support it helps lots.
With out all this I would have never been given the chance to ride in 488GTB around a track, & do all the things that I have done. Sure the cost of it hurts, but I could careless about the cost. It makes me feel really good.
Doing this has also reignited a hobby of mine have not done for a few years. Photography. It’s fun getting shots, & it’s a learning tool. You can see what the car is doing, how its reacting.
Next year will be a season of sending. Thanks guys & gals & cats & dogs, or what ever the hell you identify as.
Now for some pretty pictures (that are all mine).
Have a good night.