More than anything else, motorsports have stuck by me through my whole life. Through the shit times and the good times, I’d always always always look forward to race weekend. Through the triumphs and tragedies of each and every race weekend, motorsports have shaped me, molded me, and have filled me with a passion for racing that I still dream every single day of being able to fulfill.
It’s something I grew up with, something I love, and something I treasure every single weekend. More than most things, what I look forward to is an afternoon filled with motorsport madness, from Formula 1 in some gorgeous faraway land, to NASCAR in the heart of America, to IndyCar tearing up some city streets- it makes everything better. I look forward to having so many races on at one time, I need to find extra time or stay up late to see them all. I get so excited when I see a race weekend filled with IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR, and more- it’s like a Christmas of cars to bask in for three days, watching my heroes do battle.
I dreamed since before I was in school to be able to race cars and become a champion and stand among the greats, Foyt, Andretti, Earnhardt, Gordon, Petty, Senna, Schumacher- A dream I didn’t get to realize, at least, not yet. To get behind the wheel of a mechanical monster and push it around modern day colosseums of speed, danger, and bravery at speeds man was not meant to reach, is still something I hold deep within my heart. It’s a dream, a silly, young kid dream that still makes me sob just to think about how much I wish it to be true.
Motorsports are a way of life for me, a beautiful twisted mess of sheet metal and dreams for me, the fat kid who joined his grade school track team just so he could “race”, the kid who spent the majority of his time on video game consoles playing and mastering all different kinds of racecars, the kid who has seen his heroes of speed die in front of his very eyes, and still wishes he could be out on track with the brave souls who face their own mortality every weekend.
I love motorsports, from NASCAR to sportscars to Formula 1 to IndyCar to rally cars and everything in between.
I love them all more than most people could understand.