For the 2012 race, while on a project in Long Beach, I lived in one of the buildings that was impacted by the street closures for the course. You had to have special ID and a pass for your vehicle to get home. Due to the schedule there was only certain times you could access out parking garage, because you had to drive backwards on part of the course. One evening when I returned from work, practice was finished for the night and the officials verified my ID and let me in but there was equipment blocking the portion of the straight that I had to drive on. Well the official instructed me to follow the course around to get to the other side of the equipment. I lucked out, I was driving my wife's RX8, so it was a bit spirited, within reason. So, I got to drive the course with a sort of "official" invite.
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