Sunday, February 03, 2013

Daytona International Speedway

My head was encapsulated in a helmet.  The time came to climb through the window of the car because it lacked doors. The car lacked a good deal of other key features a typical person would expect in a car.  However, what this car lacked in features, it made up in tone.  Tone of a thirsty growl of an engine with six hundred horsepower.  The crew's thumbs went up and gave the clearance to proceed.

If I wasn't already strapped in, the shear acceleration ensured that my back was pinned against the seat.  The car shifted through the gears as it neared a fast approaching curve.  I have never taken a turn this fast. In fact, I have never been in a car going this fast.  Then again a speedometer is one of those missing features, but the engine was cruising at 6000 rpm.

If one compared this to Cedar Point, the start was Top Thrill Dragster followed closely by the first turn of the Millennium Force.  Of course, the folks of this sport would say the first curve of the Millennium Force turns the wrong direction.

This sport is NASCAR.  This is the Daytona International Speedway.
Running at 170 mph

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