I am currently volunteering as a worker at a race weekend at GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan. As I’m taking a break from positioning cars on the false grid, I am reminded of the reasons I do this, which in no particular order include the sounds, the smells, the bone rattling vibration of standing next to a big bore car warming up before its session, and being with the friends I’ve made over the years. The excitement of watching a good on track battle, the anticipation before a race and the pure joy on the faces of the racers as they come off track after a good race are additional perks.
You WANT to be there. Trust me on this. There are many ways to do it with Cincy Region. Come to a SOLO (autocross) event or two and get your feet wet. Then put your car-solo prepared or daily driver-on the track at Mid-Ohio for our region’s event July 30-August 1. Come to work. There are lots of places to get behind the scenes and over the fence. Come to race or come to watch. Come to hang with friends and make new ones.
It’s cold and windy here today. And even if there was liquid sunshine dripping on us too, it’s still a better place to be than anywhere else.