The MotoGP 2008 Laguna Seca weekend was my first experience with a credential. Not just for MotoGP, but for any motor race, or any event at all. I spent most of the weekend not only thrilled and wondering how it had happened and if it might ever happen again, but also confused by a lot of rules and conventions I did not yet understand.
An original Ron Burton unfinished artwork was composed in celebration of the hundred years since the first motorized event was held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to the first MotoGP race held at the track in 2008. Hayden finished second in that race, which carried added importance because the iconic track is located just over three hours north of his boyhood home in Owensboro, Ky., and many of his family and friends were on hand to support him that weekend. 2b1af7f3a8