A few weeks ago my dad cashed in on his birthday gift, the Mario Andretti Racing Experience at Texas Motor Speedway. I had come across a Groupon and thought this would be a perfect gift for dad. Aren't Bucket List gifts the greatest?! He chose to do the Formula 1 race cars, which were WAY faster than the Nascar cars. Kudos to Dad for being the bigger badass of the group of men there that day!
I have only been out to Texas Motor Speedway once. I thought it was fun to dress White Trash (hehe) and have beer brunch (AKA tailgating) at 9:00am. This time I was pumped to be in the middle of the track. And armed with my camera. And some knowledge from many Google searches on how to best photograph race cars. I think for my first time doing any type of "sport" photography, I came away with some cool pics. I was totally going for the sharp car but blurred stands in the background to capture the speed.
They do drag racing too. We watched for a bit before we drove out. I think it'd be a fun day trip to take the kids out to watch drag racing when they're a little older.
All the men were walking around like total badasses. As soon as they got into those racing suits they all had a swagger about them. Totally hilarious. Especially the dude next to us who wore dress shoes and brought along his shih tzu, Sophie, and "arm candy"/"trophy wife" Betty.
So glad my dad had the sense of mind to wear tennis shoes. Here is giving his pre-race thumbs up.