Sunday, May 29, 2011
Beyond the limits
Probably lots of reasons, not a few of which can be traced back to my teen years, my cousins and the culture of my southern upbringing.
Included in the list of my explanations I'd have to put "going beyond the limits."
Race cars, especially the Indy type, blow my mind with their speed.
I'll never forget my only live experience with Indy cars. Several years ago I attended an IRL event at the Texas Motor Speedway. People who don't understand or appreciate speed will ask me, "Where's the sport in watching a bunch of cars go round and round a race track?"
My answer is something like, "Everywhere!"
I can' t explain the rush that accompanied each lap as the cars blasted by my position in the stands alongside the track.
Sunday I'll try to watch as much as possible of the 100th running of the Indy 500!
In all of the excitement, I can tell you I'll be watching for the limit-breaking speed!