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.
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.
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.
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.