One would expect it to be scary but it didn't feel that way at all. when in the car, all suited up, at the start-line, beast of an engine idling and looking down track; it was calming. I was focused on doing the right things to make the pass (5 miles in a little over a minute) with little else on my mind. I felt very safe in a fantastically prepared car as if totally protected and without a worry. At that time, i didn't notice the air temp (almost 100 degrees every day), didn't think of the potential danger, just focused on getting down the track. After every pass I felt unusually relaxed.
saw the movie and would recommend it for others.
thanks for the congrats. the whole adventure was very special for me. without such a dedicated team of friends solely there to help me drive my car very fast, this could not have happened.