Tuesday, July 17, 2012

It Was a One, Two Finish

Last Friday night the NCRA Southern Sport Mods raced at Humboldt, Kansas. 

G1 had an okay night.

Then on Saturday night both boys, G1 and G2, took to the track at the Hutchinson, Kansas fairgrounds for their Grand National races.

While G2 raced the NCRA circuit last year, this year he's been focused on racing a Factory Stock at the NASCAR home track in Salina, Oklahoma. Saturday night the Factory Stocks had the night off so he decided he'd like to race at Hutchinson too.

So the boys would race together. 

Note: G2 normally races under the #9 regardless of what class he's racing in but the car he raced Saturday night was the yellow #10. (Video to follow in case you'd like to watch the action.)

It was a SUPER GREAT night for the boys! And I wasn't able to be there. Insert very sad face here.

Daughter kept me informed via text messaging of how many sport mods would race, what heat each of the boys were in, where they would start, where they finished and where they would start in the A Feature.

Just before the A Feature race was about to start she called to let me know. I was on pins and needles. And I was praying. Whenever the boys take to the track I pray. I pray for their safety and the other drivers' safety as well. I pray that the boys do well but above all that they are safe.

Then I got a text. The race was currently under yellow (caution) after about 7 laps. (It was a 15 lap race.) G1 was in the lead and G2 was right behind him in 2nd.

That sure got my heart to pumping!

Finally I got the call. Daughter was crying and yelling, "Mom! Mom! He WON!!!! He WON!!!!"

It was a special time for AD, Daughter, her husband and most of all for G1 and G2.

Daughter always videos the races and so I was anxious to see all the excitement. I could hardly wait. The next day it was celebration all over again.

Then yesterday, Monday, we celebrated again with a special dinner here at the house. G1 said there was a video out on YouTube so we checked that out. It's pretty cool because you can hear the announcer as the race progresses. Best of all, that video captured the celebration just after the one-two finish.

If you'd like to watch all the action, here it is. I must warn you that there are 3 races on this video and it's like 45 minutes long but if you fast forward to 28:40, that's when the sport mod race starts.


  1. Yogi commented on this post saying,

    "Congratulations to the Grandsons. What an achievement. So did they learn their driving techniques from riding with you?"

    I don't know what happened but when I pushed the Publish button his comment disappeared into the great beyond.

    To answer his question though, Nope. They didn't learn their driving skills from me. But we did buy G1 one of those battery powered jeeps when he was 2. He climbed in, took off and the rest is history. Of course when G2 came into the picture he began riding along with his brother until he was big enough to drive the jeep.

  2. What a wonderful moment for the family to enjoy over and over again. Congratulations to the boys and on the success that surely lies ahead for them.