This video, taken at HyperFest in the Spec E30 class, shows exactly why club racing is so much fun and also why it’s not for everybody. One minute you’re chasing pavements, the next you’re rolling in the deep (grass).
Summit Point’s Main course isn’t for the faint of heart anyway, but when you see the little Bimmers bump-drafting and twerking around for position on what is fundamentally an very, very fast track, it gives you a bit of pause. The place where driver Rob Gagliardo gets turned around is the prelude to the big-balls turn on the track and it’s a daunting area in which to be put off-course. The best thing I can say is that at least the incident happened before the bottom of the hill, because there’e some stuff you don’t want to hit at said bottom of the hill.
And now for a brief commercial message: if watching that video made you think “I absolutely HAVE to go there!” then why not have your humble author as an instructor for the TrackDAZE weekend on July 6 and 7? Who knows… you might even acquire extremely minor fame for you and your car if you do!