I had never seen the movie The Bucket List, and I never really wrote a such a list. When I saw the “Bucket List” jar in the hallway I recalled reading about “ride alongs” in a NASCAR car at the Charlotte speedway. As a NASCAR fan this appealed to me so I entered it in the jar.

Lo and behold, my name and my bucket list item was chosen out of that jar! The day was great! Even the non-race fans seemed to enjoy our guided tour of the speedway tracks (7 of them) and an interesting lunch. The “ride along” experience was intense! The acceleration, the centrifugal forces of the turns, and yes the speed.

I would like to thank the Galloway Ridge Activities Department for arranging such a special day.

John Combest, Galloway Ridge Resident