Suggestions for first time in a race/trip

Simply to make clear, it is a charity trip. Not a race. The 2 are very totally different.

How outdated is your son?
What’s yours and his driving expertise?

There might be folks there of all totally different ranges of trip expertise and skills. Keep away from driving in shut proximity of others. Particularly behind them or subsequent to them. Assume everybody else is an fool and can slam on their brakes or flip proper into you with NO warning. (As a result of there are individuals who will)

Be predictable. Trip in a straight line and do not wander facet to facet. There might be others passing you. Typically nearer and quicker than they need to be.
If it’s worthwhile to brake or decelerate, name out “Slowing” or “Stopping” to warn these behind you.
Do not make sudden turns. Sign earlier than you flip. Bear in mind, it is higher to overlook your flip and return, than to trigger a crash.
In case you go somebody, solely go on their left facet, and provides loads of clearance. Name out “In your left” as you overtake them.

Spend the following month driving along with your son. Apply driving in ‘paceline’ collectively. One in entrance, then the opposite. Apply driving facet by facet, as shut as you’re feeling protected and comfy.
Apply calling out and signaling our actions.

Most of these occasions have totally different strategies of beginning. Some are only a ‘go as you arrive’ occasion. And a handful of persons are are beginning at any given time.
Others have a ‘mass group begin’.
The mass group begins may be harmful and chaotic. Some folks wish to make it a race. Some wish to get out in entrance asap. It is best to remain at the back of the pack and let all of them go first. Let the chaos subdue earlier than you get going. After the primary mile or so it will all unfold out.

Bear in mind, it is not a race.
Have enjoyable.