~ by Michelle Demaras ~

On Sunday, I went to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park to watch my brother Daniel race. In all honesty, I wasn’t sure how fun it would be. When he was still in go-karts, days at the track were often incredibly hot with not much for me to do. But, but I actually had more fun than I expected this time!

My mom drove us to the track, a LONG hour-and-a-half in the car, just to watch more cars! We went in through the gate, found my dad (and the Miata!), and we watched Daniel’s 2nd race of the weekend. It was so much more than I expected.

I knew Daniel graduated from go-karts to Formula 1200, but I had no idea just how fast (and loud!) these cars were. Seeing Daniel’s races, it was really cool to watch just how different the new cars which he races in are from what I’m used to seeing him do.

We drove down to the paddock where Daniel and his teammates cars were. We spent most of the day there, waiting for the next race to start. When it was time, we drove up a gravel hill, set out some lawn chairs, and watched from Turn 3. We were close to the track, which enhanced the viewing, but also made it 10 times louder.

We finished the day by watching the podium ceremony, then drove back. The day was hot, and pretty long, but I still had a much more fun day than I had anticipated. I mean, who doesn’t love seeing their brother beat guys triple his age?

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