Posted Friday, August 30, 2013 at 3:18am

Rally Co-Driving Behind the Scenes, Part 8: A Day As A Co-Driver

Co-driving is like being the drummer in a rock band. Often forgotten and overlooked, sitting in the shadow of the lead singer, but without a good drummer to keep the beat the whole song falls apart. This analogy not only applies to the pace notes, but actually holds true for the rally as a whole. From the start of the concert [day] when the drummer [co-driver] raises his drumsticks [pillow] over his head and knocks them together yelling “1-2-3-4” [chucks it at his driver’s head yelling “Wake up!”] to the end of the event when the drummer has to drag the teetering lead singer out of the afterparty before said singer makes a fool of himself doing drunk karaoke (actually that one’s pretty much a direct crossover).