Racing on the weekend | The Life of K: Racing on the weekend

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Racing on the weekend

J started racing this year. He takes our 2005 Mazda 3 to autocross which is basically a bunch of cars zipping around a parking lot through pylons. He's a bit like Lightning McQueen - a rookie and pretty good.

This past Saturday I decided to bring the kids and check out what all the fuss is about. We met up with L and Little R and settled in to a corner of the parking lot, ready to watch cars race past.

I rode along with J for his first run and it was exhilarating! You have to wear a helmet and strap the seatbelt super tight. Then you have to hold onto the door with one hand and the handle above the door with the other. Even with that, I was tossed back and forth and felt a little queasy when we came to a stop. I think it would be better had I been driving, though we definitely wouldn't have gone so fast if it was me.

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With 60 cars going about every 30 seconds, you can imagine the excitement. Little R especially loved it and would ooh and aah and clap whenever a car went by. They all loved it.

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But kids will be kids and eventually they lost interest. After a couple hours we packed up and left J to finish his racing day. I'm glad we were able to go and cheer him on and the fact that I got to ride along was an unexpected bonus.

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