|The "Silver Surfer" races on the Yas Forlua 1 track.|
I can say that after 10 years it is getting very tough to find new experiences. Roger, the builder of airports, has flown in a glider, a World War ll Texan T-6 warbird, a helicopter and a bi-plane. Roger, the car enthusiast has raced a 600 HP NASCAR race car at the Daytona International Speedway, raced his treasured silver Corvette on the Yas Formula 1 track and successfully mastered racing a Segway around Downtown Dubai. This list could go on but I bet you get the point.
So, what do I give Roger for our tenth wedding anniversary?
|The "Missile & the "Rocket" with their Camaros.|
|The "Christmas Tree" signals the green light to start the race.|
Just like the legendary 1960s drag racing rivalry between Dan “Snake” Prudhomme and Tom “Mongoose” McEwen, Michael, "Missile" Cowan and Roger "Rocket" Foster battle it out for five races. The competition is sizzling each time the “Missile” and the “Rocket” position their front tires at the pre-stage spot seven inches behind the starting line turning on the small yellow lights at the top of their side of the Christmas Tree. With engines revving, they warily roll up to the starting line triggering their second row of small yellow lights. With both cars in starting position the
|The "Missile" takes the lead.|
Christmas Tree's calibrated countdown begins as the final light turns green the boys unleash the horse power of their Camaros with screaming rubber attacking the pavement.
|The "Missile" is quickest off the starting line|
with a reaction time of .244 to The "Rocket's) .344.
fastest elapsed time start to finish of 14.445. As to who went the fastest? The “Rocket’s” top speed was 166.03 kph (103.166 mph) while the “Missile’s” top speed was 165.20 kph (102.651 mph). Seems like a fairly even match.
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