This 2014 Ford Focus ST pocket rocket is on hand at Barrett-Jackson. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

This is on hand at Barrett-Jackson. (Photo: Tom Jensen)

There’s a lot to do at any Barrett-Jackson auction, plenty of entertainment above and beyond watching cars cross the block.

And at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector-Car Event, one of the most popular diversions is the Ride & Drive course set up in the parking lot. There, anyone with a valid driver’s license can test drive a variety of cars and light trucks on the course.

We took a 2014 Ford Focus ST pocket rocket and a on the track and had a big time turning hot laps. Nothing like a little burning rubber and loud exhaust notes to get the blood flowing on a bright Las Vegas afternoon.