Originally Posted by Groucho
How'd you get to run on Seca, you bastid?
At certain races, you can pay for escorted "Fan Laps." At this event, the fee was $25. Something like 50 people signed up to do it.
Things really worked out for us this time around. We got there really late -- so there was no room for us at the end of the line -- so they just stuck us near the front.
Turns out we were the fourth car to roll off. Our escort, a CHP on one of their BMW bikes, dropped all the back to the end of the field because so many people were coming out. While he was busy, I kind of putzed along until a huge gap opened up between us and the cars in front -- which allowed us clear sailing from Turn Six all the way back around to Turn 3.
Once we caught up with the rest of the guys at the front -- we had to follow them around for another lap and that was it. My Dad took the picture on the second lap.
Overall, thought the GTO handled pretty well -- but the track was awfully sandy -- and whatever rubber was put down wasn't even sticking -- so whenever you'd go through it -- the stuff would just come up.