For, today, I was in the driver's seat!
With the family there cheering me on, and encouraging me when I needed it the most to make it through the nervousness I had early on, I had a chance to drive 6 laps around Atlanta Motor Speedway in a real NASCAR car.
It was unlike anything else I have ever experienced.
There's a lot of horsepower in those engines...power just waiting to be seen, heard, felt.
I felt a mixture of emotions, beginning to end.
|enjoying the day with me|
The driver instructor in the car with me had nothing but good things to say about how I drove the power packed machine around the 1.5 mile racetrack. He gave me a thumbs up on several laps when I hit the marks...and kept the car right where it was supposed to be on the track. (Insert big smile from me here.)
I had a sense of being totally out of control inside moments of confidence and pride for being behind the wheel.
I had a sense of being in control inside moments of being so totally out of my element.
I'm proud of myself for doing it...my knees were shaking as I came to a stop and switched the engine off.
|watching Mama drive|
It was a good day of driving.
A birthday gift that I'll never forget!