Yes, I like NASCAR. I’m not a huge fan/follower, but I do like it some. And it’s time to get ready for Daytona. I don’t mean the race on Sunday afternoon, either (though, I will likely watch some of that). I mean the Pacific Majors Daytona 500. It’s the one I’m racing in. 200 laps of nose-to-tail, door-to-door chess. I have to qualify this week. I hope to get into the “pro” split, but I’ll be happy to be in either split. I ran this race last year, too. Afterward, I had a different sort of respect for oval race car drivers. The amount of concentration and awareness that is required is amazing. I also understand why these guys are athletes. I sit in front of my computer desk with a fake racing wheel and pedals strapped to it. I can control the room temperature. I don’t have to experience up to three Gs in the turns. Yet, by the end of those 200 laps, I feel like I’ve been taken out back and had my ass whipped.
Yeah, I’m looking forward to it. I race Sunday night (Feb. 21) at about 7pm. It will be streamed live on YouTube. I’ll try and post the appropriate links once I know which split I’m in.
Oh, by the way, the pics up top are screen shots for the team logo that I’m riding with and two of the cars (#90 is mine) on the team. We’re running the Ford Fusion. We’ve already proven we can take down Chevys and Toyotas in practice 😛 Okay, okay. The cars in the sim are nearly identical. It’s how we set up the suspensions, etc. underneath that make a difference, and I’d say Ridin’ Shotgun has some pretty good setups coming along. We’ll see.
Hope to hear you saw the race.