Sunday, January 27, 2008

The life of the racing fan

Getting up early to watch races. Scheduling non-motorsport weekend activities based on which races are on. Scouring the web for racing torrents. Driving vast distances to attend events. It's all part of being a dedicated racing fan, and with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and the Monte Carlo Rally, it's all starting up again for a new season. After the dark days of December and January, we can now all look forward to the debuts of many championships and another great racing season. Thank goodness!

After a big 2007 in which I went to all kinds of races all over the world, 2008 will be a little quieter, partly due to a demanding new job. Having said that, I'm going to try to make the most of what is available locally, from Grand Am to Champcar to NASCAR to IRL to ALMS to AMA to MotoGP. I am planning a couple of trips further afield, including the return of World Superbike to the US, at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah at the end of May.

As I watch the final three minutes of the Daytona 24, it's nice to reflect on how cool this sport of racing is and how much there is to look forward to in 2008...

2 comments:

patrick said...

Ah yes, sounds all too familiar.

The TT was my big motorsports holiday last year. This time, I'm thinking about Le Mans or maybe the Italian GP...

Kropotkin said...

Tell me about it ...

Summer comes around, and all of the best weekends for going out and riding, but instead, I'm stuck inside watching a TV screen, gripped by the racing. I love MotoGP, I just wish they ran it in the evenings, or in the winter ...