Welcome To Legend’s Day At IMS
First of all…contrary to popular belief, I was not abducted in the Carb Day crowd. But my afternoon filled up with an unexpected surprise. Through happenstance and good fortune, I somehow lucked into a ride in the two-seater at IMS. I’m close friends with a sponsor here that had one opening in the two-seater rides they were giving for their guests. As an act of kindness, they asked me if I wanted to do it. Needless to say, they did not have to twist my arm. Susan is going to put up a post about the whole thing a little later, but suffice it to say, it was unbelievable!
If you think it looks easy on television, think again. The g-forces in the turns are unimaginable. I had the feeling the entire back-end was going to step out at any moment. We also got very close to the wall in the short-chute between Turns Three and Four. How these drivers do that in traffic while trying to beat others to the corner is unimaginable.
Anyway, we’re about to head to the stands for the parade of vintage race cars around the track at 9:30. Back in a bit.