Well it happened again…not updating this blog like it needs to be, shame on us. Lets change that with a recap of our trip to Mineral Wells, Texas for the Mexican Standoff event!
So it began for me with driving all the way from Alabama since I recently moved there for work. The trip to Texas was 11 hours and over 750 miles one way, no trailer or truck. I drove the Z to the event and back.
It was good to see everyone when I got there. It was a long day of driving for myself to get to Texas and I was exhausted so we called it a night. We had to get ready for the next 2 days of driving anyways! The next morning we rolled out to Mineral Wells Airport for the first day of Mexican Standoff.
First thing we had to do was to welcome out newest member Aaron but we all call him Pooter. He is driving an IS300 just like Andrew with similar setups and style with this being his first event.
So the first day was fun with hard driving and tons of seat time. We didnt take a lot of pictures because we were trying to maximize out time on the track but Im sure they are floating somewhere on the internet. And I did manage to destroy my Veilside Lip 😦
After that, we chilled under the tent and cooled down. Thanks to _on3l3g for the photo!
I think Mayday Mikey has some pictures and videos that he will post them eventually, just wait for it. Sy took some photos too, thanks! We gave Yokoi some stickers and a shirt so he can rep Essence Garage while he is competing in D1!
Pooter was getting some points from Justin.
So anyways, we all went out for mexican food after the first day and it was delicious.
After dinner, we ran around walmart and check out the “party” that was being thrown at the track. It didnt look too entertaining so we just headed back to the hotel for some good old fashion R&R.
The next morning we were ready to rip.
We found Mikey passed out in his car as soon as we got to the track lol
Pooter was getting the hang of things by day 2!
We drove again all day which was awesome. Andrew was killing it all weekend and later even got Yokoi to drive his car!
There was a Team Tandem competition that Andrew and I “competed” in but I suck at driving so we made it fun.
We drove until the sun began to set into the horizon. It was a successful trip. That Monday morning, we all headed out on our separate ways back home. It was awesome to see my friends again, drive with them and make memories.