About 10 years ago, I was an active autocrosser and corner-carving enthusiast who was lucky enough to have a client who was a sponsor of Bondurant, and to handle their advertising, which got me trips to Derek Daly, Skip Barber, Bridgestone Winter Driving School and others. The client treated me to the full-on 4-day Bondurant experience, which I was able to follow up a few months later with a compressed 2-day school, and the hook was set. I thought to myself "man, would it ever be cool to have my own car out here".
Fast-forward through about 6000 miles of track driving on 10 tracks, and I still have the same '92 Mustang 5.0 I had then. Only now, I live 15 minutes from Bondurant's facility, and a local club ran a once-in-a-lifetime event there this weekend that combines one of Firebird's 3 track layouts with Bondurant's dedicated layout, I finally got to rock their track in my car like I wanted to back then. It was a BLAST.
It was my first time running with the Pro Autosports organization so I was in their new-member/beginner group with only one passing zone. But because it was also the smallest run group, and most of the people in it were at least moderately experienced, I just stayed in it all day.
Here we see some kind of turbo Nissan, 300Z type thing that was faster than me in a straight line, but nowhere near as fast in the corners. So after I've caught up and ridden him for a lap, we came onto the main straight, the only passing zone, and what's he do? Mashes the gas like a yellow corvette driver instead of pointing me by. So I spent the next lap "giving him the business". He got the point, and I got the point-by.
Then I spent several laps running down a 99 Cobra, but the dang card filled up on my camera before I finished the job.
Anyway I tried a new camera location, and it turned out pretty cool. Mounted to the rear quarter glass just over my left shoulder.
YouTube - Firebird Mondo 9-25-10.wmv