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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Racing at Skagit or Allison Flips Her Car...

Last weekend while my Cousin...Graduated...

And my sister had her last day of school ...


I went to Skagit Speedway for the Dirt Cup!

(Sorry guys, but it was my first opportunity to race Skagit)

The Dirt Cup was Crazy Wild, in every way possible!!!

From the fans to the drivers...We even had a team from Australia. :D

We raced both Friday and Saturday nights and on the last race of the last night Allison flipped her car. Check out the video:

I thought you might enjoy that...I'm in the Blue car...finished 4th.... Allison walked away and is just fine!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Flahback Friday - Dirt Grands 2006

For Flashback Friday were going back to the Summer of 2006 ... to The Dirt Grands, at Elma WA.
(My car, my A-Main trophy's and myself)
The Dirt Grands are a National event held once a year for Quarter Midgets...We had drivers from, as far away as Florida!
I raced 4 different cars in 4 different classes (They were all Quarter Midgets) and I made it into the A-Main in all of them...looking back that was a pretty big deal in itself!

(Mom Dad and I after winning the "World Formal" race.)

I won, I won the world formal race...the cool thing is...it was the fist year they had a World Formal class....It still kind of blows me away!!

(Me in my World Formal)

The truth is I had planned on...or should I say counted on winning the Half class (For those of you who don't know the different classes are the types of motors in the cars.)
Anyway I was moving up from the back ... passing cars one lap at a time ..when a car came down on me...hit me hard and that was the end...I was out of the race. ...... I don't think I have ever been so MAD!!!
I went back to my car trailer and sat inside, crying and hitting my elbow hard against the trailer wall.......That was all I could do...

(Introducing the driver before the race)

Mom found me there and insisted I go back out and race my last race....(Which of course was the World Formal)...I refused...I just wanted to give up and be left alone....My blood was boiling inside of me and my emotions were out of control!!
Why bother...I'll just get hit again!
Well you know how Moms are...I did go out and race that last race and as they say:


That is how I became the first ever


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What's your Flashback?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday in My City

Sundays in my city, really start out as "Saturday Night at the Race Track"!!!
This Saturday was "Fan appreciation Night"...We all parked our cars on the race track and the fans had an opportunity to come and meet us. It was lots of fun!

(That's my blue car up in front...where I like it!)

Then we got to race...Way More Fun!!! I won my heat race. But didn't quite hit the setup and ended up 7th in the Main Event...Don't Like That!

We get home about 1:30 Sunday morning, unload the car and go to bed.

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What about your Sundays?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Flashback - When I First Started Driving

Many people ask me; "When did you first start driving?" So I thought for "FLASHBACK FRIDAY" I'd show you my first car...or jeep in this case!
I'm not really sure when I first started driving, but this was the first vehicle I owned...It was a hand me down from my Cousin Dillon (Who is now a member of my pit crew)...Before then, Gus and I would ride the baby jogger down the hill backwards and call it the "Bumble Bee" but that's a different story!

Anyway, even then I had fans to wave too..."Hi Mom!"

Of course I didn't have a pit crew so I had to do all the work myself.

Even worked on the engine!
So now ya know....This is where it all began.

So what's your Flashback?

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