Tuesday, March 13, 2012

VROOM!

Here's what I'll be doing tomorrow afternoon:



I get an orientation lap around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway as a passenger in a Porsche Cayenne, then five laps driving a Ferrari 430. A gift certificate for this experience was Cardgrrl's present for my 50th birthday last April. I put off scheduling it, hoping that she would be in town at some point during the year, but that didn't work out. So tomorrow is finally the day. I'll probably throw them a little extra money for the in-car video of the laps. If so, naturally I'll post it on YouTube and here. Unless I, y'know, spin out and die in a fiery crash or something. (Here's one guy's video, though he's in the 430 Scuderia, which is a slightly racified version of the 430: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsfaozN_UWc.)

All you Vegas locals will be packing the grandstands to watch, right?

10 comments:

lightning36 said...

"All you Vegas locals will be packing the grandstands to watch, right?"

Only the players you have felted. Looks like a nice sized crowd. lol

There are some who call me... Tim said...

I was in Vegas the first weekend in March with my nephew. He went to Exotics Racing and took laps in two supercars - including the Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Based on his videos (you have to buy your videos - posting is your choice, but you will not regret it), it was money well spent.

Have fun with it!

There are some who call me... Tim said...

Heh heh - the video you posted IS my nephew....

grrouchie said...

Sounds like quite the blast!

Enjoy

Anonymous said...

grumpy i hope you are faster than guy. looked like he was driving a prius

Todd said...

Long time reader, first time commenter. :-) I drove a couple of cars with exoticsracing last November and it was amazing, I'm sure you're going to love it!

Adam111r said...

1. The crew at ExoticsRacing.com are having crazy fun. I'm envious this is their day jobs.
2. Book some more laps. It'll take a couple before you have a feel for the track, and it's at that point that you'll start to explore the car's limits.
3. See number 2.

Josie said...

Be careful! Hope you enjoy this amazing experience.

Troy Ohlsson said...

straight up jealous. Looks like a thrill and a half!

LOLfolding said...

Really wanted to do this when I was out last summer, but ran really early in the trip and decided against it. Looks awesome though. Have fun and post videos.