Warwick mechanics team goes for the ride of a lifetime
AS DAVID Kemp approached the tyre barricade at 245km an hour, he thought there was no way he'd be able to turn.
The owner of B&K Motors Warwick won tickets through the oil brand Penrite for two laps around the track at Willowbank Raceway on Monday.
The B&K team also had the day off to attend the day, enjoying the motor action and watching their boss have the ride of his life.
Mr Kemp was driven in the Holden ZB Commodore of 2017 Bathurst winner David Reynolds.
"Once I had the suit on, I was in the zone," he said.
Reaching a top speed of 245km and taking corners at speeds of 140km, Mr Kemp said the experience was exhilarating but not one he would do again.
"I was very nervous, my big fear was being trapped in the harness and not being in control of my own destiny," he said.
"When we approached turn three at 245km an hour I thought there is no way we are going to stop in time."
He said the experience has given him a new respect for the natural talents of supercar drivers.
"I don't know how they can do that all day, everyday, I really respect what they do," he said.
"There was an 18-year-old on the track, there is no way a normal 18-year-old could control a car like that."
Mr Kemp said the day was a great boost for the team's morale as they made a road trip out of the experience.
"Everyone really enjoyed it, having team bonding days makes a difference to the work quality of the staff," he said.