It's terrifying. That's what it is. You strap into a vehicle armed with anywhere north of 600 horse power and compete in a sport where you're allowed, nay, encouraged, to drive into other cars. You ask me what it feels like to drive in BriSCA F1 and there is your answer.
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Kelvin Hassell #13
I got out of the shower Monday morning counting the bruises and aches that come with a weekend of heavy stock car racing. I sat down, opened my laptop and was pleased to read on one of the many websites covering our sport, that these bruises were not mine. I was not suffering after an enjoyable weekend at the races, and that the trophy I'd hugged – with an affection that no child of mine could ever hope to receive – was not destined for my shelf.
So, my first weekend in the heady heights of BriSCA F1 is now over. Time to reflect, reminisce and learn, ready for the Skegness Speed Weekend in a months time.
I got to meet my new car for the season, new competitors, new style of racing and lots of new people.
The first new person I met was Miss Brassique. She was sent by Kunstvoller as a representative, to make sure I was doing my job. Baby sitting I think she called it. Many of you will be familiar with Miss Brassique from Twitter. And for those of you that aren't, she's not difficult to find. She is also exactly the sort of person you'd expect a Kunstvoller representative to be, and here she was on her first away mission, armed with nothing more than a pair of uncomfortable shoes and an iPad.
Today is a big day for us. For better or worse. We've just announced that we've sponsored Kelvin Hassell #13. From now on, we shall only refer to him as Kelvin. First name terms and all that.
"Why is it a big day" you may ask? Good question. "It's only Kelvin Hassell" you might be thinking. Fair point. Lies! It's not a fair point. Announcing that he's on board with us is a big deal. This makes him our second Sponsored Kunst, a man representing not only Kunstvoller but the KunstSquad too. We hand selected him, it wasn't like some sort of random tombola, we sought him out and we've (perhaps misplaced) admiration for the bloke. He wouldn't be here if we didn't. Not as in he'd be dead, that's next level stuff, we just wouldn't have got involved with him. Fact.
We've had this for a few hours now. When we heard that Kelvin had a published book, naturally, we were intrigued. Might even stretch that out to say we were impressed. Finding out from the man himself that it was about how to become a racing driver we were instantly sold. "Who doesn't want to be a racing car driver?!" we said. Off we trotted over to Amazon and duly ordered three copies, certain that our time on the track was going to go down in the record books now and that our new career awaited. This bloke knows his stuff and we felt like we'd been let into the magic circle.