The annual Ride Drive Give event at Circuit of the Americas on Friday May 5th at CotA was a great success. I gave 12 different rides at $500 each to raise $6000 for the charity. Each year the event is a big success.
I was a “Hot Lap Driver” giving people rides in my Revolution.
I even made the Ride Drive Give website as the example for “Racecar Hot Laps”.
The day started with some time blocked out on the schedule for me to rest, but I let the organizers fill up the whole day with rides so I could generate as much as possible for the event.
Of the 12 different riders, only one rider got a bit queasy, so I slowed down a bit for him. For everyone else, it was a ‘pretty brisk’ lap.
It was quite a bit of fun for me too, although I was quite exhausted by the end of the day. I also had both the Boxster race car and the Revolution in my trailer (with, of course, the Revolution in front of the Boxster in the trailer), so I had to load two cars at the end of the day. Danny (one of the other instructors) gave me a hand loading the cars which took much less time than if I did it all myself.
I feel very lucky to be able to give back to the community in this way.
See you at the track!