If you are a sports fan there is nothing better than going to a professional live event.
Most dream of what it would be like to take a shot, swing a bat, and catch a pass at their favourite classic venue with the pros.
I had one of those rare opportunities yesterday when I had chance to take a hot lap around the road course at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, aka Mosport.
Nate Stacy from Oklahoma who races in the Pirelli World Challenge took me for a blistering lap in his Roush Mustang GT 350.
As I was being strapped in I was informed he was just 16 and had recently got his driver’s license.
Thank goodness he was racing before he could walk.
I asked if I could video the ride.
He said I could try but could not be responsible if my phone flew out the window and into the turn 10 wall.
By the first turn I had to drop it into my fire suite to hang onto the roll cage.
The course is very hilly and you could feel the car drop out from underneath you as you dove into a corner.
As we crested the Mario Andretti straightway the car was still picking speed only to nose dive into the S corners, the shoulder belts pulling you back into the seat.
When I climbed out I could barely walk straight from the G-force and was sweating profusely.
…And that’s why racin’ is as exciting as sex, and oddly enough, a lap in both takes about the same time.
Racing starts this long weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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