It’s Saturday morning and the ritual begins. I’ts always a little slow moving after a long work week but there’s plenty of time to rest later. Stumble out of bed and eat some morning energy. For me that’s a glass of milk and a couple of cookies. The breakfast of a champion I hope. Sit at the computer to check the weather to get an idea how long you have to relax before the haul to the track. If it’s sunny, try to get one thing done on the “Honey Do” list before you head out.
Then we start to figure out what to take to the track for food. Half the time its a couple of bags of chips, but we always try to do better than that. When we’re at the track we sit for sometimes hours but rarely do we find time to eat. It’s a racer thing I think.
Then the rigs get loaded, last minute car repairs are made, and a run through the check list means it’s time to hit the gas pump. WOW, the gas pump! Enough said about that…
It takes us about 45 minutes to get to Summit Motorsports Park, that’s a lot of time to think about how your race day is going to play out. You roll through every scenario you can think of, right down to being in the final and getting your picture in the winners circle. We pull in the gate, find our friends, and try to shoe horn our way in to park near them. That’s where the fun begins. The long awaited reunion with all the friends you haven’t seen in a week. You feel like you’re at Cheers, where everybody knows your name.
That’s about how we get there on a Saturday morning. Stay tuned to see if it all plays out like we planned on the way to the track. Come and join us anytime!