- Jul 20, 2011
That was some commitment for a hobby. I would love to do Daytona but it is a bit further than 2500 miles for me.D
When I was actively racing, the closest track I raced at was 100 miles away (Willow Springs Raceway) and usually took 1 hr. 45 min. from door to track. The furthest was Daytona at 2500 miles, and, I used to do it every year. Best time was 56 hours for my first time there, driving with a friend (who was also racing a Commando) almost non-stop, sleeping in the seat when not driving, showering at truck stops. Quite the adventure. Later trips, driving solo, took 3 to 4 days each way. I had the pleasure of racing at a lot of other tracks at distances in between those two extremes. I considered myself lucky in the early days because I had three great tracks at 97 - 107 miles from my house, Willow Springs, Riverside, and Ontario. I think I was lucky to get to race in what now look like the glory days (at least in the US) for Vintage, Twins, and Singles racing.
Don't mean to hijack your thread, Storm, just brings back a lot of great memories. The same kind you're making now.
No hijack, all memories are welcome, yours, Paul's and anybody else's.