Racing for Executives who have no time to play with cars.
Last season I met several people that were executives, business owners or otherwise 80 hour work week high strung people. At the track, they all became drivers. It didn’t matter if you were a Doctor, CEO, OSHA inspector or mechanic, at the track, the titles go away and you become a member of a very elite group of people. So how do these people find the time to race? When I found out most of them also raced a “real car” of some kind it was even more perplexing.
How does the CEO of a national medical services company race a “Cup Car” and a LeMons “Crap Can”? Where does he find the time? Finally I just asked one of these guys if he could name his kids. He laughed and said, “Yes they are ah well er….” and kept laughing as he told me “You need to keep it very simple, I know that I work and make great money for what I do. I would love to just work on cars all day but that isn’t what I do best. I am better equipped to run my company than fix a race car. These guys are better equipped to keep a car running than a company. Here I just show up and drive.”
Arrive and Drive Services
The level of focus required to be on a track pushing the car and the human body to its limits offers a great distraction for these high rollers that have to live and breath their work when out in the public. Paul Newman became well known as a race car driver in his later years, and at last check was the oldest member of a winning team at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Mr. Newman was 71 at the time.
Clearing The Mind On The Track
If your boss or CEO is heading out the track to drive in a race and spends big bucks to drive a Porsche or medium bucks to drive a rusted out Chevy Cavalier, don’t think “How can we afford it?” think, “What problem will he solve?”.
Racing for Stress Relief
Since we only race our car twice a year there is still a little to much gap between events. I will probably buy another Harley or a Jetski or something like that, or maybe I’ll just race more. We all need to find a way to relieve stress and solve our problems. Racing is a great way to do it and “arrive and drive” programs make it practical no matter how many hours you work. No car to store or maintain, just show up and go. Isn’t life great?