Ok...so I haven't been posting in awhile - I know. But, I've been working a lot in the past month. I got a full-time temporary job at The Gainesville Sun as their sports online/multimedia producer, and I've been filming and editing a bunch of videos ever since.
The first video I ever attempted to film and edit was Gatornationals -- a four-day event that brings in about 100,000 specators every year. I was so nervous, but determined -- for anyone that knows me, I'm head over heels about cars and racing, so i was driven to produce something good. I'd never been to an NHRA event, and apart from the crazy stories of how loud it would be from colleagues, I had NO IDEA what was coming. I was practically going into convulsions when the first two Top Fuel cars flew down the track. Unless you've been there, there's just no way to explain how it feels to be six feet from a 300+ mph car when it launches. Freaking AMAZING. I hope I'll be able to do it again next year.
Glenn Epps, of Plantation, sports a mohawk at the 2007 Gatornationals Sunday afternoon. Epps said that he's been coming to the event as often as he could since 1982.