We’ve all done it. Whether as adults on the highway or kids on the couch with a pot on our head as a helmet and a wooden spoon jammed between the cushions as a shifter. We have all pretended to be the race car driver who makes a heroic charge through a field of competitors to get into first. Starting from last place and running through an entire field of cars is the kind of dreamy stuff you see in the movies or read about in books. The video below will prove to you that is happens in real life too, and there are two stars to this show. The first is the 1965 Mustang that’s equipped with a roaring small block engine and the second is the driver of the Mustang, Olly Bryant.
We’re not sure what put Olly at 25th in the qualifying order (perhaps an inverted field?) but we do know that he wasn’t planning on staying 25th for very long. Over the course of this 6:47 long video you are going to see him pass every single car in the field and take over first place.
What makes stuff like this doubly impressive to us is not that it takes a ton of raw skill (because it does) but that it requires a near inhuman amount of patience and self control. Knowing when and how to pass, setting up the next few turns on the track, plotting a strategy, all these things happened. If Bryant were just just drive like an animal with his foot glued to the carpet, he’d wreck himself and everyone in his way. Instead the guy is like surgeon, slicing and dicing his was through the field and handling himself and the car like a pro.
We want to be like Olly Bryant when we grow up! He’s a wheelman for sure!