Sleeping before the track day is tricky. Even getting settled down and falling asleep before the track day is tricky. I’m no versed track day star, but I do have a good number of events under my belt. Even at this point, my nerves and excitement crush my usual sleeping habits. I’m usually really good at lieing in bed and falling asleep on command (even if I’m not tired!)
A good night’s rest makes it easier to drive well. Driving well doesn’t just include turning fast lap times; driving well includes driving safe. Open track days and lapping days aren’t races, so it is important that the car come home in one piece. My fear in a poor night’s rest before the track day is several fold:
- Unable to focus on driving
- Careless mistakes due to fatigue
- Risk to other drivers on track
- Unable to enjoy every minute on the track
- Retire early due to body and mental fatigue
Mayhaps, after doing this enough, the insomnia will go away…but somehow, I feel that it won’t.