Lakeland, FL – The question is am I still racing. The answer is “Yes”. I am a racer at heart. It’s in my soul. I may not be behind the wheel on the racetrack but if you ask me if I still race the answer will be yes. When you’ve been where I’ve been, got to do the things I’ve gotten to do, met the legends I have met and had a taste of the heart of racing you can’t just not do it. We are in a time where circumstances will dictate the level that you can participate in this evolving sport. Some of NASCAR’s household names are losing sponsors and in turn losing their rides. It’s easy to get frustrated when you see drivers on that level be turned away from the sport. I was fortunate to have experienced this sport on a level that few get to. I would be lying if I didn’t say I miss it greatly. But I will focus on racing in a sport that I love, on a level I can with my friends, fans and family behind me. If we stopped doing what we loved because we could no longer do it on the level that we wanted to we would all be sitting on the couch Sunday afternoon watching others do. So let me give you an update on what I’ve been up to. When I traded my super late model for an open wheel modified I wanted to know the car and every bolt in it. I tore it down to the chassis had it painted and have been reassembling it bolt by bolt. This has been a slow process.
The truth is this is an expensive sport and to participate is sacrificial on many levels. I have been reassembling the open wheel modified while also working. As many of us local racers do, we can’t just race full-time. There’s a lot to be done to my car but I am confident with the experience that I was able to gain over the season I spent in North Carolina that I will be able to be on the track soon
But nonetheless still a process.
I have goals to have the car on the track this season. But if anybody has been in the sport long enough they know goals are only met with dollars.
I am grateful for the support of my fans, friends and family. Many of my past sponsors still offer their support and I am appreciative of all those who have poured into my racing. I am excited for 2018 and look forward to getting back behind the wheel and wheelin’ this car on the track. Look for me in the months ahead.
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