This was my wristband today. At the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. And it wasn't my entrance pass.....
We went to the Raceway as a gift to Diego for his 4th birthday. The kids had a fun time, but I think the adults had a better time......
Diego loves the movie, "Cars". He just recently found out that races were for real! He happened to see NASCAR on television and almost went in shock! He's thrilled that people do this for real!
Look real close and you can see Diego (and Sarah-Kate).
We were walking around, saw this car, and met its driver. He's the chaplain of the raceway. Says he has the fastest pulpit in the west!
He let Diego sit in his car. Fun!
Sarah made us a wonderful picnic!
Then the real fun began! The wonderful chaplain offered us the opportunity to ride as passengers in a real race! Which is why I needed a wristband!
Gabe in a BMW.
Me in a beautiful black Corvette -- one of the fastest cars out there!
I told my driver, Joe, that I had wanted to be a race car driver when I was about 16. I said but then I became sane. He laughed and said that he now has his insanity back and that is why he was out there!
The race lasted about 25 minutes and the track had lots of curves and hills. We got up to about 130 mph! Which seemed really fast on that type of track! And with cars all around you!
He said I was a great passenger and that I could ride with him anytime! He, of course, doesn't know that I felt naseous for the next several hours! LOL
A spontaneous adventure that actually would have made a great "bucket list" item! If I had one of those.