Somethimes you just end up at the right place at the right time. Today was a day like that. Nothing profound, just a fun experience with some great people.
As many of you know I'm a photographer for Infineon Raceway in Sonoma California. This relationship affords me certain access to motorsports that not many people get to experience. From meeting and photographing celebrities and racing personalities to watching the racing world from the inside out. It's a great gig.
This weekend is the Toyota Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the track. Like many events there is plenty of hospitality and VIP experiences. One such perk is the VIP ride - a hot lap around the track in specially prepared Toyota Camry's. These rides are given by the highly professional Jim Russell driving instructors who are based right here at the track. To say they know the course is an understatement. Today I was fortunate enough to get one of those rides and my iPhone 4 was in hand to capture the fun. To put it in perspective a Sprint Cup car will lap at about 1' 17" on this course - we brought it home in 1'58". Big thank you to Lynne @ Infineon Raceway for the invite.
Enjoy the ride.