At Lucas Oil Raceway last week, we had a Top 5 finish. Today is the last race of the season for the Families for HoPE #09 late model, and it’s at Anderson Speedway. It was at this track in 2008 in the Super Trucks series when I captured my first racing victory. It was a perfect night for the win as it was also the first-ever Families for HoPE awareness event at a race track. I guess you could say that it’s the night when “Racing for HoPE” was born.
After that first win here, I had so much hope for a long and successful racing career at Anderson Speedway, but racing here in my late model has been a challenge. In the 7 races I’ve started here, I have yet to finish any of them due to crashes or mechanical failures. But, when I see the kids with HPE and how they persevere, I know that I have to keep trying and never give up.
Riding with me tonight is 1 year-old Harvey Bridle. He is the son of Mark and Sarah Bridle of Fort Worth, Texas. Harvey is an active little boy who likes to crawl and be on the move. The HPE Family Conference returns to Dallas in 2016, and I’m looking forward to meeting Harvey and his family.
Let’s get ready to turn some fast laps, little dude!