|Posted by Doreen Anderson on September 13, 2017 at 3:20 PM|
There are times I have to remind myself that I am already living the dream that I never thought I would have. I feel so fortunate to be able to do this with hard work and the support of my family. We went to the NHRA Earlville Iowa race over the weekend with the best of intentions. 10 cars fighting to be in an 8 car field and being relatively new to the competition scene I was a little intimidated. Q2 on Saturday ended up being my new personal best 5.49! Finally into the 5.40s. Another goal of mine was accomplished and it felt great. I've been trying to take it step by step. The car wasn't even running that great on half of that run so we now know that it can and will go even FASTER! Unfortunately the number 8 spot ended up being a 5.46, so we did not qualify for this one. We went from the highest highs running in the 40s to finding out we did not qualify. I always say that I'm not that competitive but the truth is I strive to be better at all times. That may be one of my biggest strengths that is also a weakness. It's not about being better than anyone else, it's about being better than myself. It was disappointing to end the weekend early but we move on by focusing on the good progress that we had. The cars in this field are very competitive and we can't wait to go to St Louis and pulling out the rest of the potential from the car.
Racing can definitely be a fun time too, if you make it that way. Earlville is very close to the movie set for Field of Dreams. We decided to go there Sunday morning before heading home and I of course had to run the bases and explore in the corn. Little adventures while traveling to different race tracks make the memories even better. Make sure you enjoy the memories, the little things and the small wins. Life is too short not to focus on the positive.