Sebring Test Day Impressions

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The Circuit

      I had recently made the jump from karting into cars, a mighty jump might I add. My test day was at Sebring International Raceway, a circuit in south Florida, just north of Lake Okeechobee. The circuit itself was a World War II airfield and was bought out in the early 1950's being made into a racing circuit. Most of the old tarmac of the runway still exists and is used as part of the track. 

 Aerial view of Sebring International Raceway. 

Aerial view of Sebring International Raceway. 


First Impressions

     When I first arrived at the track, I realized the greatness and just how much motorsports history has been made on the very track that I was about to start my career on. It was a great feeling and will be a feeling I will carry with me for the rest of my life.  

   Naturally, I was a bit nervous, perhaps I shouldn't have been as nervous as I was because of karting and my past racing experience but this was different. This was an actual racing car with more Horsepower, faster speeds, five speed H-pattern gearbox and many other factors I had to overcome and learn at one time. It was quite overwhelming in my thoughts but when I rolled onto the track for the first time, it all came to me. It was smooth as butter, of course I hadn't had much experience with an H-pattern transmission but everything came together perfectly. 

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Updates and More...

      First off I will be at Homestead-Miami Speedway this coming up weekend with Robinson Motorsports to work and market around a bit. I will also have my On-board video from my test day at Sebring on Youtube and posted on here as soon as I can, I am currently having a lot of trouble with Youtube so it might be awhile.  

       As of right now, I am not too sure as to where and when I will be in the Spec Racer again; but hopefully I will be in the car a couple more times before the end of the year. 

 


Merchandise???

     Throughout the last couple of weeks I have been tossing about the idea of getting some great custom t-shirts and vinyl stickers made and possibly selling them for a couple dollars. I'm not to sure of a design or where to get them made at but it is just an idea. If anyone is interested in this, let me know either by my e-mail: JLGRacing@yahoo.com or messaging my Facebook page directly.  


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