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NHRA Heritage Hot Rod Series-Fontana ‘09
Dad, thank you for allowing me to race your hot rod and for making this weekend one of the best weekends I’ve ever had. Mark and Jason, thank you for being the best crew a guy could ever wish for and for your support in calming me down before every run. I couldn’t have made the passes without both of your efforts. Again, thank you so much.
Well about the weekend! I was a little nervous and a little rusty to say the least but, it all went away after the first burnout. After mark backed me up, I pulled forward to stage the car and then down came the tree and off I went. The car made a move about 300ft towards the wall so I lifted. I was pissed but it was a blessing in disguise. This tells me that if I need to lift, I have no problems lifting again. The next pass was a little bit better. I did the burnout a little better, staged the car and smashed down the throttle and oh what a feeling I have missed for a while now. We recorded a number that was too fast for our class but, more importantly, I got to run the car out the back door. I’m starting to feel good in the car again. The final run on Friday, everyone had gone home except the crew and what a rewarding run it was for all our hard work. We ran another fast time for a high gear only pass and the fastest speed the car has ever gone to this date. What a great feeling for everyone who put in such a long day and to finish it with a good run.
The rest of the weekend we tried to slow the car down by lifting early, and the last pass I brain farted when I lifted at a 1000 foot. I automatically pulled the chutes and when I did it I was thinking you dumb ass. What did you do that for? Oh well, we had a fun weekend. The car was in one piece, we didn’t hurt the motor and everyone had a great time. We even got Justine to come out and play! All in all, this is what our racing is all about family, friends and meeting new friends and just a bunch of good times.
Hopefully next weekend will be just as fun! Hope to see you at the track and until next time. Have a good one! SS
The 51st March Meet (March 6th, 7th & 8th)
Thanks to everyone that has made this possible
American Roadster Fabrication, Underbear Race Engines, Pro Machine Race Engines, Bob Danely, John Ewald, Van Osten Family, Mario, Engle Cams, Westminster Transmission, Continental Converters, Mike's Transmissions, Racers For Christ, ANRA, GoodGuys and to all the people who have helped us get these cars down the track safely, Thank you.