Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cup meets MotoGP

Well we promised you some pictures from AJ's weekend at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Moto GP event at Laguna Seca and here they are! We think the weekend lived up to most of his expectations. Among the things AJ was able to do: drive the #84 Cup car around the course for 10 minutes Saturday and Sunday - in front of a crowd of 143,000 (which you can see in the photo above); go on the grid before Sunday's race and mingle with drivers and celebs; and walk around the paddock area with crew chief Ricky, his dad and other friends. AJ and his guests spent any down time hanging out in the Red Bull Energy Station.

The fans really took a liking to his Cup car and the noise it made when AJ revved the engine. And of course whenever AJ emerged from the car, he immediately drew a crowd of people wanting pictures and autographs. Media also took notice.

Ricky said his favorite part of the weekend was being able to ride in the pace car around the track for 2 laps on Saturday. His favorite part of the track? The cork screw!

You can see the start of last Sunday's race in the photo on the right. Australian Casey Stoner was the eventual winner, leading all 32 laps.


Blogger Jackie said...

sounds like AJ had a blast!!!!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Now how bad did AJ wanna race?!?! Glad they had fun on their vacation. Let's get ready for Indy.

3:09 PM  

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