Shelby GT Gets It On In Autocross

When I drove onto the  SPOKES 2009 Autocross #5 at San Marcos Municipal Airport, I met Pete.  He was manning the signing liability waiver/wristband station duties, verifying that all signed the insurance waiver & got a wrist band (see how to compare car insurance rates).  I explained who I was & what I was doing there (arriving late & in full blogger/observer mode).

While signing my life away, we chatted about how this was his first event & that he was looking forward to going out on course to have fun, as well as to learn.  This was his first event & he was excited to autocross his Limited Edition 2007 Ford Shelby GT.  This Limited Edition version is #4514.

Later I was able to visit Pete & his very clean & very well sorted out Shelby GT.  This was a nice looking & performing car.  It is bone stock, with only some additional air in the tires.

Like most novice (& some not so) drivers, Pete had a bit of a challenge learning to get through all the gates & slaloms without at least 1 DNF (did not finish).  By the end of the event he acquitted himself quit well & plans on attending future autocross events.

Racing Ready continues to enjoy chronicling the initiation of novice autocross participants!

Dan

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