July 3, 2015 – Racing for HoPE

On June 6, Terry Fisher Sr. drove the #09 for us, and we were able to determine what adjustments needed to be made to the setup. On June 13, I qualified 3rd fastest at Baer Field Speedway, but the race was canceled due to rain.  Due to flooding near the race track at Baer Field Speedway, the June 20 race was canceled. The weather forecasts were beginning to sound like a broken record.

It’s now July 3, and the forecast looks dry for the holiday weekend.  We are returning to my favorite race track, Lucas Oil Raceway, to run a 30-lap feature, and riding with me tonight is Joey Shock from Dothan, Alabama. Joey is the 9 year-old son of Jeff and Darlene Shock. I met Joey and his parents last October in Dallas at the 2014 Family Conference on Holoprosencephaly, and I don’t think I ever saw Joey without a big smile on his face! He has a smile that brightens a room and makes others smile too.

Joey is an athlete at heart who competes in the Special Olympics and is a player in the Miracle League of Dothan. Rumor has it that Joey will be having surgery on his hips in mid-late July, so we are praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery in order to continue doing the activities that bring him joy.

C’mon, Joey! Let’s get pumped up for tonight’s race!  It may not be as fast as Talledega, but I promise that it will be fun, my Alabama friend!



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