July 20, 2024

Nascar track

 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!

 

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A photo of me in my dapper driving togs.  In the winner’s circle of course.

 

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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.

 

Is that fear or determination on my face?  NASCAR bwb 3

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 2+ 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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