It was only yesterday that I went to my second autocross event, and the first one that I did happened nine years ago.
From Seattle, getting to Bremerton requires either driving South to Tacoma before heading back North or crossing via ferry. As you are driving through 25 and 30 MPH residential roads through the woods, you wonder if the GPS is guiding you away from civilization, but keep going and you will find Bremerton Motorsports Park. It is built on an airfield owned by the local government and run by a nonprofit group. There’s a working airport next door, so as cars race, planes are continuously taking off and landing nearby. Combine this with some great views of flowers and mountains, and it’s an incredibly scenic place to race cars, and there’s a selection of great ones there.
The course can be setup to be technical, but because it’s at an airfield, there’s more space to gain speed. The S2000 CR was continuously bumping the rev limiter in 2nd because the course allowed him to get to that velocity.
As the day continued and the clouds broke, you really got a sense for what it would be like living a bit further out of the city, and I was able to enjoy a fun ferry trip back to Seattle.
I was fortunate also to get this neat shot of Mount Rainier while on the ferry.