It’s been two weeks since we made our exceptional NHRA debut! After getting to St. Louis on Wednesday, Mike Wolfarth and I began to get set up. Thanks to Bobby Lagana, we got everything set up on Thursday and the NHRA told us we were ready to go!
Our goal on Friday was to make two half track passes to continue to work on the fuel curve problem we had. We were able to do this, but had to work through the night on Friday to be able to qualify on Saturday.
Our first run on Saturday went well. I shut it off a little earlier than I should have and we only ran the 4.03 at 259 mph. This put us in 14th place, with the possibility of getting bumped out. In the second run, we ran a 3.91 in 291 mph, which was good enough to get us to 15th place. I knew then that I would be running against Richie Crampton on Sunday. This meant another late night on Saturday to get everything in order for Sunday.
I was elated to find out on Sunday morning that we had won best looking crew and that I would be a part of the driver introductions.
What happened next was a dream come true. Running 310 mph with a 3.91, I was victorious over Richie Crampton. Though we lost the second round to Steve Torrence, it was an amazing weekend and I was happy to have the opportunity to compete.
My family and friends had the opportunity to see me on ESPN2, which was surreal, and it was amazing to see all of the coverage that the NHRA posted.
This was a great end to my racing season. I look forward to sharing more updates with you throughout the winter including our goals for next year, as well as my other personal interests and endeavors!