Mexican 1000 Plans are GO!
Dad and I are getting pretty excited about the Mexican 1000. I’ve got my plane tickets all squared away, DC-San Diego on the way out, then a jumper flight from Loreto, Baja California-LAX, then red eye LAX-DC. I’ll probably roll up into work all dirty and tired, but who cares? I’d fly 24 hours straight if I knew I’d get a chance to race.
I’ve been chatting with a pal about feminism and off road racing; what it means to be a female in this sport. I’m not sure why it matters, since racing cars requires guts and smarts, which are not determined by gender. But it is a male dominated sport, and being a female trying to break into it, I will have to discuss feminism at some point. Fortunately, many have gone before me, notably Judy Smith. She was inducted into the Off-Road Hall of Fame in 2008 for her, oh 40+ years of being a part of the community, either as a member of a pit crew, a journalist, racer, or photographer. But my point is, she’s in her 70′s and she’ll be racing in Class 11 (!) at this year’s Mexican 1000. We’ve met on Facebook and we have plans to chat in person. So awesome! You can read all about her here.
My Roadfly review for the 2011 Infiniti FX50 is up. You can check it out here. I watched it, and by watching I mean I had it on my monitor, volume on low, while I kind of looked at it while trying not to. Yeah, not so good at watching myself at this point. Hopefully I’ll get better at it!