ok wow.. this was my first experience with D1 in person, and let me tell you, it was worth every penny and every hour in planning and all that jazz..
the atmosphere at d1 is one like that of a carnival.. there are venders, there's horrible food, and crazy people who are saying shit that you can't understand. all of this mixed together comes out to one hell of a great time!
we also got press passes so we were able to wonder around the pit area and take pictures while everyone else was forced back away from all the cars and what not. along with the press passes came VIP passes so that got us trackside, also a great view.
i'll DEFINATELY be attending this again in the future and look forward to the next events later this year and early next year!