I haven't yet driven the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS that Team High Gear Media is piloting in the Fireball Run, but I did get a chance to observe the festivies while getting ready for my turn as a particpant tomorrow.
This evening, I watched Nelson Ireson, our intrepid track driver, take the helm at Heartland Park on the 2.5-mile road course. Official results aren't ready as I write this, but Nelson pushed legendary Lamborghini test driver Valention Balboni hard before eventually passing him. Even if Balboni wasn't driving at 100 percent, watching the Camaro scoot by the Lamborghini Gallardo that Balboni was driving was still impressive.
After the track, we were treated to a VIP dinner at Ed Bozarth Chevrolet, one of the larger Chevrolet dealerships in the area, where a vintage car show was setup as we pulled in. Following dinner, it was time for me to get a crash course (not literally, thank God) in how to compete effectively in the Fireball Run, in the form of an informal team meeting in our hotel room.
How well will I do replacing Nelson, who leaves the event to begin coverage of the Paris Motor Show? Check back tomorrow to find out. Also, keep checking on Motor Authority's blog for even more information.