I can remember back to when Mike told me he was going to be in an auto cross here in town...
In my head, I misplaced what he said with a rally race (which is more like driving on crazy courses with a wing man giving you directions at top speeds along with a bunch of other cars and hoping to not crash and kill yourself or innocent onlookers...)
This is more a pace I can actually deal with...more of a drive one car on the course at a time that is defined by orange cones to see who gets the fastest time.
I couldn't tell if he was more nervous or excited the closer the race got...he was always checking online to see the other cars registered and talked about it a LOT!
His parents would also be coming along so we could all either video tape or take pictures of his turns around the course. I will say, his first trip around was a bit scary (also because when he came back to the staging area, he thought he was about to drive into a bunch of the guys standing there as spotters)...but after that he progressively decreased his time and made me proud! I think we all got some good footage of him...here are just a few...
His course drawing and notes (from his walk thru)
Even though I was freaked out before this, I totally got into it and would go back in a heart beat...Best part was actually getting to ride around inside as a passenger while he drove the course for our "fun runs" :)