Full Throttle Living
Have you ever had a dream for almost 50 years and it finally
came true or at least today’s version of the dream?
While I was in high school I helped my brother work on cars
to get ready to race at Green Valley Drag Strip.
I have always been fascinated with speed and race cars of
I knew I would be a race car
I married the love of my life after high school.
This thoughtful man gave me the birthday surprise
of my life – driving a Sprint Cup NASCAR at Talladega Superspeedway.
With all honesty upon arrival, I was not sure I could get in
I have claustrophobia and
certainly don’t like to be restrained!
But once I shifted the gears and got on the track, I was hooked.
My top speed was 161.3 miles per hour during the 20 lap
Imagine the deafening sounds of
the car and the others as you pass or try to beat the speed of your last lap.
It is true that you can’t stand at the wall in the
Gravity will pull you down to the
Each member of the crew of the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure
was very professional.
They have a l00%
I love the reactions of my 5 grandchildren:
Grace, 4, argued that she was going to drive;
Jake and Grayson, 12 & 13, pretended that I did not exist, and Anne Carol,
17, texted everyone that she had the coolest grandmother.
Brad, 8, brought me a baseball cap because my hair was
Only a grandmother can
appreciate how special that was.
The experience was a heart-pumping, white knuckle thrill
I understand why they call it
“Full Throttle Living.”
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