I remember being in an open wheel practice session for an Ontario region race at Mosport. I was in my Kelly FV and as I was climbing the back straight I could see (in my mirrors) Vince Murray in his Lotus 69 FB/Atlantic just coming out of Moss Corner. I swear to god he screamed past me long before I got to corner 8.
And in a similar scenario at Shannonville, I was already starting to brake for turn 2 in my FV and looked in my mirrors to see Dave Weber just exiting turn 1 in his F Atlantic Ralt. Again, I swear to god he dove inside me as I started to turn in.
Was I spending too much time watching my mirrors? You're damn right!
One of the guys that I raced against as a novice in FV bought Horst Kroll's Lola T142. I don't think I was ever on the track at the same time as him but I seem to recall practice sessions where he was out in his 5 litre Chevy with a bunch of guys in their 1.2 litre VW's. Simply nuts!
Edited by R.W. Mackenzie, 11 March 2013 - 00:04.