The Need For Speed!
Welcome to Flashback Friday – Where we share previously published articles which were reader favorites. Hope you enjoy this Friday’s article, originally published in 2014, about The Kansas Speedway NASCAR track. Enjoy!
NASACAR Track – Kansas Speedway
Kansas City is home to the Kansas Speedway, an auto racetrack which is the site of several NASCAR races each year. A few years ago I got an outstanding Christmas gift – a “ticket” to participate in the Richard Petty Driving Experience – an opportunity to drive one of these 400 horsepower cars on this high speed, high banked track. What a rush!
A photo of me in my dapper driving togs. In the winner’s circle of course.
And here I am all buckled in tight (and I do mean tight!) in the pit area for my “photo op” before hitting the track.
Must be determination of course!
It was quite an adventure. My top lap speed was a whopping 129 mph. Far slower than the pros for sure. But plenty fast for me. Riding high, close to the wall, then dipping down into the turns- well,129 mph seems to be really really fast!
I returned to the Kansas Speedway recently. It was again a day for the Richard Petty Driving Experience. But I wasn’t driving this time. Nope. This was a photographic outing. Shooting a combination of aerial videos from my Phantom Vision quadracopter along with videos and stills with my Nikon D600 from the pit and turns, I put together the brief video below. Hope you enjoy the ride.
And there you have it – the Kansas Speedway experience in Kansas City.
The Need For Speed ………… Enjoy The Adventure!
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