Laguna Seca

Missed his birthday so to make up for it I took Finley, my 5 year old nephew to his first race,
the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) season finale at Laguna Seca

The kid likes fast Nissans, good on him. Soo stoked

PWC racer James Wilson was kind enough to let Finn hop in his car. 
Couldn't even bother him to look at the camera, kid thinks he's already pro like his old uncle - I'm busy Uncle Ken!

 Photo credit: Travis Baraki / http://www.travisbaraki.com/

Photo credit: Travis Baraki / http://www.travisbaraki.com/

Monitoring a 5 year old is tough work. Didn't have much time to snap pics of the race but here are some beautiful shots taken by others

 Michael Lewis, No 98 Calvert Dynamics Porsche GT3 Photo credit: Michael Lewis / mjlracing.com

Michael Lewis, No 98 Calvert Dynamics Porsche GT3
Photo credit: Michael Lewis / mjlracing.com

 2016 PWC GT Champion Alvaro Parente, KPAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3 Photo credit: MotorMavens.com

2016 PWC GT Champion Alvaro Parente, KPAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3
Photo credit: MotorMavens.com

Was awesome to see KPAX, a local team based out of Sonoma take the crown

Also ran into some friends while at the track

This is Mike, an old coworker from my days at the Department of Veterans Affairs, hugely passionate about motorsports, 
and GriffeyDreams' #1 fan since I said screw it and left everything to go race in Canada. Mike, you're the man!

A couple days before the race weekend, I was at Laguna helping PWC driver Tom O'Gorman with some car setup..

 PWC drivers James Wilson (left) and Tom O'Gorman

PWC drivers James Wilson (left) and Tom O'Gorman

Was awesome to see him and the car do well over the weekend as Tom took home two 2nd place finishes and secured himself the championship.
Congratulations Tom and thanks for all the advice. From grassroots to the pros, that's what racing's about. Love it

 Aptos, CA

Aptos, CA

Quick pitstop to the beach for some ice cream and a swim before heading home after a day at the races  :3

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