Left Turn University



Left Turn University

I received a special birthday present in 2001 — a session at Left Turn University at the Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, CT. This consists of a short "classroom instruction" session where they go over the cars, safety issues, the track and how to run it. This is done by a local mini-stock racer. Then you get to go out on the track for a couple of warmup laps, followed by ten hot laps.

Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA The Waterford Speedbowl


Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA
Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA


These are pictures of the track, taken from the pits.

Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA The front straight and the grandstands
Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA The back straight and scoreboard


Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA A couple of the cars waiting in the pits


The third car is on the track, with a student from the previous session finishing up his run.

In the next set of photos, I am getting buckled into the car, then I am being shown how to get out of the car quickly in case of a problem.

Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA The reigning American Truck Series regional champion, and that years' points leader helping me get buckled in
Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA Here I am being shown how to get out of the car quickly in case of a problem


Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA In this photo I am putting on my glasses and getting ready to drive the car to the area to await going out on the track


Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA Getting last-minute instruction as we watch one of the other students taking his hot laps


Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA Getting ready to go
Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA Getting out on the track


Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA Here I am, going through turns three and four.


Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA And here I go down the back straight.


Waterford Speedbowl, Waterford, CT USA

And here I am after it is all over. It was a great time. All I need now is someone with lots of money to back my new racing career! (During interviews, I promise to say the sponsor name in every sentence.)









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