Today I’m enjoying reflecting on this past week. It was a busy one, traveling from event to event, but it also made me really appreciate how lucky I am to be involved in the motorsports community and to be able to have the relationships that I do with friends and clients. Because, in the end, it’s the people that have made this sport so much fun, and I feel really fortunate to be able to share in the triumphs and success of my clients.
At the beginning of the week, I was excited to be able to help some drivers get prepared for the SCCA Runoffs, which is being held at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I helped these drivers plan a test event there, so they could be as prepared as possible for next month’s Runoffs.
We had a fantastic couple of days—not only was the weather perfect, but it was remarkably productive. We got good, quality track time, and we saw a lot of progress. The drivers adapted to the track, and the cars got adapted to the track, too! We took things away from the test that will allow the drivers to be more prepared: sometimes, you only know what needs to be done by getting some test time in. Testing a month before an event is perfect, because teams and drivers come out of the test with a task list and enough time to accomplish each item as they finish preparing for the big event.
From IMS, I traveled to Road America—again!—for the annual club race event held there every Labor Day Weekend. I was there with my good friends and longtime clients: Rob, Randy and Reg. We had an absolutely fantastic time, both on and off the track. The camaraderie of our group is exceptional, and although the on-track results were terrific, some of the off-track memories were just as special.
A week like this past one really makes me appreciate the relationships in this sport, and it makes me feel so fortunate to be able to have the career that I do.