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Willow Springs A day to Remember

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  1. DoubleD33

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    I had some friends that were running at the track yesterday and they talked me into coming up and watching. I thought it would be a good road trip for the 458 so I agreed and headed north.

    I was there as a spectator only and not registered to run.

    In between races I ran into an instructor who is a big F car guy. We chatted a bit and he said there is another gentleman here who runs challenge and you should talk with him.

    I made an effort to find him but was unable to locate him so I chalked it up to an Oh Well.

    Fast forward about an hour later when I am getting ready to leave and this gentleman walks up to me. I knew it what him. We chatted for a minute and a few minutes later I was in the passenger seat while he was driving around the track.

    I have never been in a car pushed like this and it was a blast. I have never had the 458 on the track and My current skill level does not match his at all. This is a far cry from a spirited drive up the 110 freeway. I had a great time and a smile from ear to ear.

    I intentionally left the name out of the driver as I am sure some reading this may know this person. If you know him tell him Thanks as I am sure I sounded like a 2 year old as I was so off struck by the whole deal.
     
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  3. Manda racing

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    One of those earth shattering moments!

    what a track and a car— yours I assume?

    I bet you’ll get a smile on your face whenever this memory pops up.
     
  4. DoubleD33

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    Yes my 458.

    He is a very good driver and really in tune with the car.

    I will go to a track day and run myself but I won’t be that fast.
     
  5. SoCal1

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    Yes the track is an amazing place
    very peaceful when your doing well :)
     
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  6. axlesofevil

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    I'm headed to Willow Springs in the 458 at the end of the month. It's a great track for high horsepower cars. The Fastest Track in the West, or whatever they call it.

    Glad you had a good time. Next time you should be the one driving. :p
     
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