BV's Speedy (and Smoky) Salute
Certainly what Brian Vickers does for a living is dangerous, but he knows it’s nothing compared to “bullets whizzing past you.”
Red Bull Racing Team’s No. 83 driver spent Monday at Camp Atterbury in Indiana, giving five National Guard soldiers who have bigger things at stake a chance to sit back and relax. Well, not really.
“I thought we were just gonna cruise around, and he put his foot to the gas. I thought I was going to lose my hat and my mind all at the same time,” guardswoman Jessica Reid said after sitting shotgun in a two-seat show car. Reid is soon off to Kosovo.
Down country roads, Vickers topped out at about 130 mph and wore out plenty of rubber on the base.
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As for Camp Atterbury, you name the branch of military service, and it supports it — training the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. It’s also a major mobilization site for the National Guard.