|The boys experience the cornered banking...|
Apparently everyone wants gets in on Black Friday sales, and NASCAR is no different. We went to Charlotte Motor Speedway to pick up our camping passes for the Coca-Cola 600 weekend in May and a few tickets as well. Not only did we get a huge, free Kyle Busch diecast M&M car(they handed it to me in a non-descript box-perfect for one of my 6 year old’s Christmas presents!), but they also gave us a couple of passes to drive our own vehicle around the track!
Yes, apparently CMS is crazy enough to let citizens ride around their track with just enough supervision to make it legal. I took the helm for the first set of laps, and honestly, I was unprepared for the experience. The banked corners create very strange sensations. Obviously, your vehicle tilts and you feel like you are going to flip, you see the ground right outside your window, but what they don’t tell you is that you actually have to steer your vehicle toward the wall in order to stay in the lane. So, you feel like you are falling down, but you have to steer away. Awkward.
|That's me freaking out.|
|Going into turn 3!|