Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 206 - Karting

It was a grand day for auto-racing... Formula One in Hockenheim, IndyCar in Edmonton, MotoGP in Laguna Seca, and of course, the big race of the day... in Indianapolis... at the great old race course... Post Road Recreation Center.

If you didn't make it out to the track this year, you missed a classic.

Three karting rookies near and dear to my heart had sterling debuts.

It was what I call an "Out of the Box" outing, where we do something new, something to expand our boundaries, and maybe challenge our beliefs, or our perceived abilities, or what we think people like us do.

Today's outing was karting. And it was a blast.

The Duke won his class in the little karts, despite an excursion into the fence.

The Middle One ran strong and clean all day.

The oldest ran well but had expected more. "I was 100% flat out all the way around, and I had the perfect line, but the kart just wouldn't go."

"That's my girl!", he says, heart fluttering... overcome with pride.

Unfortunately, a doofus little boy who apparently hadn't been introduced to the concept of a brake pedal,  plowed into the back of her kart in the pit lane after the "race" was over.

She was shaken, but otherwise unhurt. For her performance and bravery, she was awarded...

The coveted 52oz Tony Kanaan 7-Eleven Mega-Gulp

It's not the Borg-Warner, but this one comes filled with Coke Slurpee.

Good running,

Numbers: 1.4 miles. Same ol' course...