The Indoor Driving School signifies spring to me. Usually we get to do speed-limited conga lines at Autobahn Country Club after classroom stuff. Conga lines get my adrenalin above trace levels and are a skills and psychological tune-up for the Dragon. This year, the winter was long and severe enough that we could not use the track yesterday. It was still partly frozen, with frost heaves in the North Loop. ACC didn't want us to "stress" a roadbed was was engineered for 6000 lbs., not 18-wheelers. Sigh...
But I enjoyed the school just the same. It's a chance to re-connect with gearheads not seen since last fall. We had a small ceremony to recognize our first Lifetime Member, which was triply gratifying: we were pleased to honor him, he was pleased to be honored, and, typically, he did us proud again. I went to the afternoon breakout session on working race staff. It's time to up my game if I'm going to work corners regularly. Hotshoe attended the breakout session on High Speed Autocross. After taking several years off, his new Ford Focus ST has his adrenalin circulating, and he may HSAX this season. Nothing would please me more than to see him back on track and to provide him and others with a better corner staff... It was a good day.
|Any day that involves three Porsche 911 RSR clones is a good day for Pilote. These are ACC member cars. My club's|
racers drive considerably less rarified stuff. We rent ACC twice a year: pocket change for them.