I had mixed feelings about the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s return to Laguna Seca. While I will jump at any chance to see racecars driven in anger, the lack of LMP2 entrants was a big disappointment.
Having recently purchased a video-capable DSLR, finally joining the 21st century, I wanted to make sure that the sounds of the track are represented at least somewhat accurately. To that end I’ve picked up an Audio Technica stereo microphone. On a whim, I took a peek at the track and lucked out. There was a track day which brought a bunch of very cool, and very diverse sounding, cars to the area. I’m fairly pleased with the results. Far from perfect but I’m sure I’ll improve with time.
The first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event at Laguna Seca was hugely successful. Despite the split classes, and lots of yellow, there were several great battles on-track and on pit lane.
My first (and final) American Le Mans Series race was a blast. Great on-track action was complimented by amazing paddock access. The diversity of the cars was a treat.