Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cure My Need for Speed?

There is nothing like the rush you feel when you let your engine roll up.  The thrill as you wait to shift into higher gear giving you added power, as you rush by traffic, the joy as you trace your line along the road, is unique.  It was a rainy day to and from the city that made me once again speed.

I don't know why I do it.  It doesn't matter what kind of car I drive, what I have to do, or where I'm going. If I'm on the freeway with all that open road in front of me, I hear its call. I can't stop myself.  I still have the need for speed.  My foot is magnetically drawn to the floor.  I can't stop myself from pressing the pedal just a little further.  I'll catch myself going too fast and try to slow down.  Short of cruise control, I can't.  It's impossible.  I can slow down for a few minutes, but then it's back to the races for me.

It's for this reason I think I might just have to take a track day down at Laguna Seca. Having a Mazdaspeed means a Mazda Track Day can be lots of fun. On any given Sunday more people race Mazdas than other brands - Miatas, Mazdaspeed versions, and of course open wheel models.  If there is any place and time where I could get out some of my incessant speeding, it would be on the track.  Apparently a day on the track causes you to calm down on the average roadway.  The problem is the price tag on the day, think upwards of 250$.  You're not only looking at the cost to be on the track, but also the gas and food associated with getting there. Someday I'm sure I'll get the chance to burn some rubber at Laguna.  In the mean time, I guess I'll just have to suffer my need for speed on the 580 and the 13.

1 comment:

  1. unfortunately, one speeding ticket might more than pay for the day at Laguna...