I took the day off the other day to attend a sales event that NCSI (a vendor that sells network apps and utilities) hosted for a bunch of their customers. It took place at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, so I didn’t have to drive very far. Some of the customers came all the way from Wyoming to attend! They were showing off some stuff from LeftHand Networks (iSCSI SANs). Pretty cool stuff, but it pales in comparison to the pre-event!
First we were able to get out in a Mustang on closed course track with cones. We took three rounds through the course to get a feel for it, but their advise to us was to drive the car like we stole it. I’ve never in my life driven something with that much power! It was pretty dang sweet! After we warmed up we took three laps around as they timed us. I wasn’t the best, but I wasn’t the worst either. And I never hit any cones, so that was good.
After driving the Mustangs you wouldn’t think that it could get much cooler, but it actually did. The coolest part of the experience is when we rode shotgun with professional drivers around the actual race track! Their were three cars out there jockeying for position on the track, just like they would in a real race. The only thing they held back on was actual tapping. That’s what they do in a real race that so often ends with a car off the track, so I’m glad they held back a little. I had my little camera so i pulled it out and flipped it into video mode and took some low-quality video of the experience. This video doesn’t do it justice, but you’ll still get the idea. It was a lot of fun!