I want to thank everyone for making the BARC Canadian Touring Trophy Races Aug 1 & 2 so rewarding. From my perspective the weekend was flawlessly organized and all of my interactions were excellent. At the risk of unintentionally leaving someone out I am extending my heartfelt thank you to all the BARC organization, the CTMP marshals and all the volunteers for an amazing experience.
As this was my first GT1 race I really want to highlight the incredible emotions I experienced. Obviously I had butterflies combined with anxiety in the morning and while sitting on the mock grid. The on-track sessions generated a strange combination of anticipation, fear, exhilaration and competitive aggression. Lastly the checkered flag brought relief and elation -I had not crashed but in fact earned a podium position. However, I think one of the most unexpected feelings is the overwhelming support and expressed camaraderie by all of the racers, team personnel and my circle of friends. I am truly honoured to be part of this amazing racing fraternity.
Lastly, I am indebted to BC Race Cars for enabling this entire experience. Blaise and his team made me feel like a rock start/pro driver. BC Race Cars are beyond a first class operation. They ensured my safety and enjoyment by looking after every imaginable detail. My personal crew chief, John and the team, tirelessly attended to my coveted GREEN Camaro – tires, set-up, fuel, cleaning, and safely buckling me into the cockpit. Penny’s hospitality graciously went beyond ensuring we all enjoyed outstanding lunches and plenty of refreshments throughout the weekend.
To all – THANK YOU!