This weekend takes us to Fort Wayne, Indiana to run on the 1/2 mile asphalt track at Baer Field Motorsports Park. Designated as “Fan Appreciation”, this season opener for Baer Field is a FREE event for fans! No money, no problem! The green flag drops at 4pm so you’ll make it back home before bedtime! It’s a win-win.
Riding with me today is Leanna Brittain from Felton, Delaware. Leanna is the daughter of Fern and Belinda Brittain and the little sister to Joe Brittain. Many of the individuals I’ve introduced through the Racing for HoPE campaign have been children, but Leanna is 21 years old! Her story begins like so many others with HPE…not expected to live to be six months old, yada, yada, yada. But here she is 21 years later and still proving everyone wrong!
I haven’t had the opportunity to meet Leanna in person, but she and her family have been consistently offering me encouragement for several years via social media. I’ve learned over the years that Leanna is a Baltimore Ravens fan, she likes to help her mom cook in the kitchen, and she loves to laugh! I don’t know anything about American Girl dolls, but apparently Leanna loves dressing up to attend the American Girl Fashion Show.
In the #09 today, I’ll have two cuties for inspiration–Leanna and her American Girl doll, Emma. Time to put on our helmets and let’s go racing!