Wayyyy back in November I gave Guy an unexpected birthday present. I was pretty proud of myself because I can usually never keep a good secret when it comes to his presents. But I think I really surprised him this time! Fast forward to a couple of weekends ago and he finally was able to use his present.... a Nascar Racing Experience at Texas Motor Speedway!!
Years ago Guy used to be a racing fan and although he doesn't watch the sport now, I knew he would still love to do this. What guy doesn't love a fast car? A REALLY fast car?
The Stoners were good sports and braved the crazy high temps to cheer Guy on.
Guyla and B also came for a short while. They saved the day by rushing like crazy to bring his tennis shoes to us.
By the way - that navy striped action in the background is a very preggo lady. Poor thing for having to be that pregnant in this heat! Ugh.
After the training Guy was given his driving suit and waited for his turn. I did not envy him for having to wear normal clothes + driving suit + helmet + 100 degrees, not to mention all of the concrete and heat from the cars.
He may have been hot, but he still knows how to "model." ha!
Finally it was his turn! Here he is waiting for his car. I think he was actually pretty nervous. I sure would be! The max speed on these cars is 185 mph, but you don't go much over 150. What's weird is that you don't have a speedometer so you aren't told your max speed until the very end.
I had to laugh about him getting into the thing. I would have died to be just a little closer. I mean, Guy is all of 6'1", plus he's a "good eater" so I imagine there was some grunting and groaning about crawling through the window and being packed into that tiny seat. They even have to unscrew the steering wheel just so that you can get in.
Drivers, start your engines - and he's off!
I'm not sure how many laps he did, but it seemed to go by in a flash. We did upgrade
get suckered in to the eight minute package so that he had some extra drive time. I was hoping he would have a chance to pass a car, but they staggered the cars so that he only caught up to a slower driver right at the very end.
Look at those big eyes and excited face! Guy said it was a blast and such a rush. He felt like he was going at warp speed. I believe there are future plans to drive an Indy car next.
Guy told me I better smile pretty since I'm now a "driver's wife." :)
And here's his certificate - he went 154mph! yikes!!
Happy Belated Birthday, babe. I'm so glad you had fun!