- Apr 25, 2016
I’ll take you up on that. You close to WV?In my experience, too many people who opine that race drivers are not athletes are people who have never driven a race car in a race. They assume that it's pretty much the same as driving their street car on the highway, only maybe a little faster. Maybe those of us who still have access to racing vehicles should take some of those critics out to a track on a practice day and let them get a taste of actual racing. I used to do that with my racing karts - and they always ended up admitting that even at the kart level it was more intense that they had assumed. Plus they always complained about their arms and shoulders ached afterwards... I used to suggest that they then imagine being strapped into a very hot machine that could pull even more G-forces...
Doing the Buck Baker/Seat Time School in Bristol in Oct. Maybe I’ll learn something to change my mind but hard work In harsh conditions doesn’t equal athlete to me. Especially when the car is doing the majority of the exertion.