Every year, I go to the MotoGP races at Laguna Seca in Monterey, and every year the experiences are different. Last year, I got Valentino Rossi’s autograph and I was totally happy. I figured this year would also be different, and I was right.
I went for three days this time. My first time ever going for the entire race weekend. I was unable to get his autograph on the first day. Then again, I didn’t try really hard. I took photos from the front of the track, so that gave me a closer look and the opportunity to take better photos. On the second day, I got his autograph, and once again, I took photos from the front of the track.
On the third day, I brought a couple of the photos I took of him in hopes he would sign them. I also waited in the paddock area while he was warming up in the hopes the crowds would be less and I would get a better spot. I was right. When he came back from his practice, he signed my photos and I was finally able to get my photo taken with him. It was the happiest day ever!
This is what made it all worth it for me: