I fulfilled a 33 year old dream 2 weeks ago! I went Road Racing at Road Atlanta! My family (Shane, the children, dad, mom, and in-laws) chipped in to purchase me a gift certificate for Skip Barber racing school… Intro to Racing course. It included some classroom time, and 1 hour on the track in an open wheel formula car.
Here’s me scared to death… thinking “what in the WORLD am I doing here”
How did a home educating Mom of 4 get on the track at Road Atlanta?
A long time ago in a land far away (yes, the southeast is far away from the metro of Kansas City, MO). I traveled with my Uncle and a friend to many Road tracks in the southeast. I crewed for him, mainly at that age it meant keeping times. I fell in LOVE. There is nothing like the smell of racin fuel, rubber and heat in the summer! Several years later, I ran into some guys that road raced, and I was back at Road Atlanta and all the other places I loved.
I also started autocrossing at this time and had a blast. I drove a tricked out VW Scirroco that was street legal. But it was FAST and I held my own against the guys! (no other girls).
So, life moved on, God called me to himself, and I stopped autocrossing and going to the races…a good thing because it could have been my god instead of The God. I met the love of my life, married and had 4 children.
But, I never forgot my dream…
and neither did Shane…