By Brian M. Howle
As life continues its daily, relentless grind on us all, wearing us down, beating us into submission – it is only natural for almost everyone to just accept this as a given; to take in stride the changes that affect us in all the negative manners we are told is our predestined fate, and to let those slight, few regrets which we may still retain just fade away and remain unreconciled.
Yeah, well, fortunately for me, I am not everyone.
So when my daily grind began with checking email for our publications enabled me to run across the evite to attend the Media Day Appreciation event being hosted by the recently purchased Myrtle Beach Speedway on April 18, it took me a split-second to read and then re-read what was on the screen before me: “You may choose to drive an actual NASCAR stock car or you may choose to ride with …”
Well, I never got to the part explaining you could also just be passenger while a professional driver took the wheel until later.
And that’s because if ever a Walter Mitty-type dream came true for anyone, it most certainly just had for me.
This was made possible by the fact that one of the new owners of the track, Bob Lutz, is also founder and owner of NASCAR Racing Experience. After 20 or so years in running these types of driving schools, Bob knows that promotion is more than just the name of the game, and what better way to ensure that the word get out on your newest endeavor – via all local media outlets – than by inviting the entire motley crew of thrill-seeking journalists out to the track for a true first-hand perspective.