July 29, 2007

san jose grand prix



We were guests of the RSports racing team at the San Jose Grand Prix, and it was an amazing weekend. RSports driver Justin Wilson ran a blistering qualifier on Saturday to win the pole position, but sadly both Justin and teammate Alex Tagliani experienced car trouble during the race on Sunday and lost several laps in the pits.

It was startling to see downtown SJ blocked off and turned into a racecourse; there must have been four or five miles of concrete barriers and fencing trucked in, to say nothing of all the Champ Cars, classic stock cars, drift cars, and all of their mega-trailers of equipment and crew.
Strange to think that this movable micro-city came and went in less than a week, and would be re-established many times in different cities along the international racing circuit. Racing people are just crazy I guess ;-)

Extensive Flickr set here.

Posted by Gene at July 29, 2007 11:08 PM