A Journal of a Racecar Driver

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Monday, May 2, 2011

First Race Of the Season 2011...the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

After several month of putting the car together...I finally got to race...But ....there was a lot of good, a tough bad and a little ugly.  :)

Sooo Here the story....I got back Thursday afternoon from a collage trip with my school (by the way I'm not planning on going and I'm sick of people telling me that I need too...like you'll be a loser if you don't go to collage....I might just have to prove them wrong)!!!  Anyway... Dad had been working hard to get the car put together but it was taking longer than he had hoped and we still needed to dinno it....That never happened!

After staying up until 2:00 in the morning on Friday, the car still wouldn't start...we went to bed tired and frustrated!!  Dad got up early Saturday morning and I woke up to one of my favorite sounds...The roar of the engine.....So that was good!!!  (Apparently it was a computer problem).

 We painted the car flat black and it looks great...Puget Sound Auto Body has been very good to us!!! :)  After lots of debate we finally deiced on the decals (The 3G and flames) but it took us to long, Sign Mart couldn't get them done in time...but it will be worth the wait....Anyway we put my numbers on with masking tape...that's where the Ugly comes in......but it got the job done.  (Sorry I don't have any pictures of the numbers...believe me they were nothing to see).

Drew, Dad and I loading up
             We loaded up the car and headed to the track...hoping everything was done!

I'm the black car in the back
Out of 14 cars, I had the FAST TIME in qualifying...which was Good...very Good...It's been a while!
That put me in the back of my heat race...Good because you get passing points!  I made it to the front in 4 laps and held on to a good strong lead.....

Leading the race
   I took the checkered flag and was looking forward  to the A main...........

Now comes the Bad...Very Bad...My car wouldn't start...They even pushed me half way around the track with the truck...still wouldn't go....
And that was it....I was done for the night...never getting to race the final race. 
Anyway thats my weekend...Whats yours?

Unknown Mami
Garret 3G Racing

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Supercross in Seattle

The first race of the season at Grays Harbor Raceway got canceled due to rain (Not a surprise..We live in Washington) ...So Drew and I headed off to the Super Cross at Quest Field in Seattle.

After missing the ferry we.... finally got there but not in time to get into the pits....Our seats were high, but the view was good and the racing was great!! James Stewart won his heat, the dash and the main...I'm not sure that's proper terminology..It's what we would have called them at the car races.

Me on my 230
Anyway when we got up the next morning Drew and I did some work on our track and then spent the afternoon riding.....Mom cam out to take some pictures....believe it or not the sun was shinning..(Haven't seen that in a while here).....

Drew on Autumn's Quad

We plan on making the track bigger yet but that will probably be this summer...

That was my weekend and my Sunday in my City....Oh ya...we did have an incident with a couple coyotes...but that another story...

Unknown Mami

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Charlie Kimball and Diabetes

Hey did you know Charlie Kimball has Type 1 Diabetes???   Neither did I...My sister has it...and I know maybe not first hand but second hand.......it's a tough thing to live with!!!  She has to check her blood sugar all day and our mom gets up twice in the night to check it.  She now has an insulin pump that makes things a little easier but she has to change her sight every 3 days and sometimes her sight really hurts. 

Check out his web page at Charlie Kimball

This year I plan on giving 10% of my winnings to JDRF for Diabetes research....
Find your place to make a difference!
Garret...3G Racing

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sunday in my City...Gettin ready for a New Season

Right now most every weekend is spent getting the new Midget ready for the 2011 season. We picked the used chassie up for a kid in California who has moved on to racing Sprint Cars...Sounds Like Fun!!!

Dad ordered a new Ford focus engine (That's why theses cars are often called the "Ford Focus Midgets") and we plan on dropping it in soon....There's a lot of work still to be done!!!

I plan on painting it flat black...but still haven't figured out what to do the decals in...kind of liking the idea of shinny black with a red and silver pin stripes around them....probably the same 3G design as my Micro Sprint....

I'm tiring to get a full sponsorship this year...but haven't figured out how to go about it...Would love some suggestions!!

Travel the world threw:

Unknown Mami

That's all for now ...Thanks for visiting!

Garret 3G Racing

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Last year we started a brand new tradition with out good friends the Hansens...BLOWING UP our GINGERBREAD HOUSES at midnight......gingerbread has never been so fun!!!
SOOOO ...... HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE....I hope 2011 is good to all of you!!!

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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