Question of the Week: Would You Ride with a Racing Legend?
Last week, I had the opportunity to ride with LeMans champion Justin Bell in the new Dodge Viper ACR around a road course and, to say the least, driving with the champion road racer as he pushed the car to its limited was exhilarating.
In the past, I have been fortunate enough ride shotgun with both Ken Block and Tanner Foust in their rallycross cars, Vaughn Gittin Jr in a few different Mustangs and Brian Deegan in a stock and modified Raptor. In every case, the experience was breathtaking and I always jump at the chance to ride with a skilled pro driver in their vehicle of choice. However, I have found that many people with whom I discuss my thrill ride experiences are quick to say that they wouldn’t go for such a ride.
Even at the recent event where I rode with Justin Bell, most of the people in my group declined the high-speed ride around the 1.6 mile Bondurant road course, and that brings us to our Question of the Week.
If you had the chance to ride with a favorite race car driver in their racing vehicle and in a situation where they were going to drive as hard as they could – would you go for the ride?
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