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Old 02-24-2005, 09:20 PM   #15
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RPDE does a lot of different tracks, but the cost is extra at Indy and Daytona - I wonder why.

Anyway, RPDE is a lead-follow experience. You drive your own car, but follow a professional driver at a few car lengths off his/her rear bumper. RPDE does also have "ride alongs" - saw an 80-something grandmother take one the day I was there.

And yes it's an absolute blast to drive. That car was easily the most powerful thing I have ever driven - somewhere in the 600-700hp range. It'd put you back in the seat at any speed. And the sound and smell of the engine was awesome in the cockpit.

Would I do it again? . . . (long pause for at least 2 milliseconds) . . . Ohhhhh Yeah!

I'd also love to try the open wheel thing . . . Now if I can just figure out how to drop a couple of hints to Lorrie for my next birthday . . .

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Old 02-25-2005, 07:37 PM   #16
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More pics from the Brickyard

I ran into traffic as I headed to the Pits. I tried to make a pass when...SMACK!...I hit a wall.
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:45 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by pahadley
I ran into traffic as I headed to the Pits. I tried to make a pass when...SMACK!...I hit a wall.

I see you hit one of those new soft walls. Hmm, seems the USGP brings out a bit more glamour than the Indy 500 or Brickyard 400.

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