Almost forgot, The Scottish Start Line.
It’s day one, and as often is the case for new uncharted racing venues, drivers and spectators have that big first day unanswered question “Where to I go?”. You have to follow your instincts, and GPS, so that first racing morning I ventured off to the “official” start line, which was a solid hike from the main pits and away from pretty much everything else. It was a gamble, but man did that gamble paid off.
With Scotland’s flag in hand, Maxxis girl Rachel Robertson counted down the times, waving on each racer in 2 minute progressions. Rachel is from Glasgow, and while I found most Scottish accents easy to understand during my trip, Rachel was the exception. She was the nicest and sweetest girl I encountered the entire time, but I couldn’t understand a single thing she was saying. It was awesome.
It gets better. American racers Levi Shirley & Terry Madden were at the very end of the line, so I waited, excited to see just how they handled the accent of Glasgow. I only had the one mic, so you can’t hear Levi & Terry, but the text overlays are taken straight from the cockpit. It was a great way to start the day.