I'm not sure words can really do justice to how much I enjoyed this past weekend, but I'll give it a try. I've been a lifelong racing fan, watching on TV or here at our local short track in Elko, and 10+ years simracing on iRacing, always assuming that was as close as I'd ever get to an actual on-track competition. A few months back however, I had the chance to catch up with an old friend, and learned that he and another friend had been running a car in this series. I immediately declared myself a member of their crew, and said count me in for the Road America weekend. I'm pretty sure I also said I'd be willing to drive if they found themselves in a pinch, but never thought they'd be stupid enough to let me do it... that's the great thing about old friends though sometimes they trust you for no good reason. So, first of all, a huge thanks to Tim and Shawn for giving me a chance to do something I had long ago written off as impossible. I'm sure it's an uncomfortable feeling to hand your car and control of the result over to a complete novice, but they did, and were nothing but positive and supportive, which is even more amazing. Thanks guys for an amazing experience, I'm still smiling a week later. As I was getting in the car to run my first stint, and Tim was helping me with the belts, he took the time to share some last-minute advice with me.... unfortunately I have no idea what it was because I was too busy having a panic attack. Next a huge thank you to team #223 Limpy Screwdriver. We had a transmission issue early on Friday, which almost certainly would have sent us home for good if not for the time and expertise these guys went out of their way to share with us for no other reason than they're just stand up guys. They went above and beyond, can't say enough good things about them. Just an awesome, fun group of guys that were a blast to be around. It's too bad we're not closer, I'm sure we're missing some great happy hours! Also, a big personal thanks to the #811 TCB Motorsports guys. You guys were exceptionally friendly and gracious, which I'm sure you always are, but it was particularly appreciated by this someone who didn't really feel like they deserved to be driving in this race and wasn't really sure what to expect. It was great to meet all of you too, and I hope to see you out there again sometime. And on that note, thank you to all of the rest of you who I only "met" on the track or in passing around the paddock. The posts I've read here in this thread only seem to reinforce the experience I had which is that this is a great racing community. All of my experiences with staff and other teams were positive the whole weekend, I didn't really know what to expect but wasn't expecting this level of camaraderie. I look forward to getting a chance to meet more of you in the future. Someone had asked about sharing pictures, and I was lucky enough that my parents were able to come spectate and bring their cameras. Most of the pictures are of us, but there are a handful of other cars as well if you want to take a look. Also some short video clips... the hosting service I use isn't great for video, the videos I believe are all HD clips, but they take a while to load/cache so they look pretty grainy at first until they load fully. If you want to take a look, the link to them is here.