Auto racing has always been my dream world since childhood. Growing up, I used to wish that I’d become a motorsports icon someday... someone like Mika Hakkinen of Formula One fame or the Philippines’ very own late great racing legends Jose “Pocholo” Ramirez and Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor.
However as I age, I realised that being a racer isn’t for me. This is largely due to my visual impairment posing as major safety and legal risk not just to myself, but to other people as well. I’ve come to accept this as fact. But the Higher Power works in the most awesome ways, indeed.
Case in point, I was recently given a chance to spend a weekend with a racing team called AutoPerformance Victor Hardware Motorpsort which I’ll refer to as team APM from this point on. In a way, this experience made me feel as if I’m a racing driver, too... and then some.