This was an awesome event. Huge thanks to Casey for putting this together and Fred for his time walking the track and instructing the kids. And of course all the parents who all helped big time in one way or another.
I think both the kids and parents have started some strong lifelong relationships out of this. We should do this every week (lol)
... Seriously though, a 2 or 3 day session like this at the beginning of the season might also be valuable for the young drivers to get into the groove with each other. A pre-season no-points race might also be interesting.
What I think was most valuable was the pilots getting to know each others' driving styles and gaining comfort driving together without the stress of race-day. I saw many instances where pilots were trading positions and driving clean. This will make for some very interesting races going forward.
The biggest thing I saw everyone walk away with was loads of CONFIDENCE. This is imho THE
most important thing to have as a Racing Pilot.
I got some great shots and will publish a photobucket album shortly.
Although my kids hit their personal best, they didn't quite make it to their goal for the week, until about 1 hour later during T&T. I replaced the seat and adjusted it for better comfort and 2 seconds came off!
Again, awesome week, great fun, hope we do it again...