all in all, was a pretty epic weekend i must say. My guy finished 2nd place. Madison Snow in the Rum Bum 991 gt3 destroyed everyone since its a professional level car from TUDOR series, but he was just here for some track time as it is his local track.
The 991 is parked beside the silver WRX in that one picture. I have more pics of the 991 and everything i will post tomorrow. I am dead tired tonight, just got off the plane from the event and have to be up at 5:30 tomorrow morning to get ready to head back the Aston Martin dealer for work...... I guess these are good problems to have :)
Do you think pros have fun when they are training so they can win comps and put food on the table to support their baby momma? Fuck fun its all about the Cash serious people need to eating and eating is not always fun
"half of ns isn't old enough to care about this shit and the other half is too high to do anything about it"
The Radical cup series was going on this weekend. A new friend of mine was pulled off the track by 2 other cars in an incident which in turn wrote off his radical, stretched his HANS device, and cracked his helmet. He was lucky to be walking let alone on the plane home with me.
Radicals are pretty cool, seem cheaper to run that the cup cars and faster on track but obviously less safe than a closed cockpit.
Aston martin is going well, it is quite odd from going one dealer ( porsche/vw) where i worked for almost 7 years to a brand new dealer and having to relearn all the procedures and politics.
The day to day stuff is pretty cool, I am already getting a bit indifferent to super cars already. I dont even look twice at any of the cars anymore ( lambo, ferrari, Aston ). I am still on track to be the new lambo, ferrari tech at the shop but time will tell, I was talking with the foreman today about it and he said he would like it if I could handle the overflow of the Italian cars when it gets too much for the single tech.
It took me a few years to make a solid connection. The hardest part is getting your foot in the door without a doubt, the rest comes naturally. Racing is a small world, everyone knows everybody involved. The team I was with this weekend had an ex f1 driver, a world famous race track designer, and the data engineer from TRG ( tudor racing series, aston martin racing team).... the owner of TRG's porsche was at the shop as well but he was not racing.
I worked for about 2-3 years attempting to make connections in the racing side of things and found it was almost impossible to get started but if you continue pushing eventually you will get a chance.
Get involved in local motorsports if you have a race track within driving distance. Volunteer your services to any and all teams that you can. Make yourself an asset, have a skill that can get you a shot. Make friends with all the gentlemen drivers around, most of them have loads of money that keeps grass roots motorsports alive so anyone in the racing community is willing to please them.