For those that have read my book I have a chapter entitled, "The Best Day." In it I recount my first go-kart race which was an event I had waited for my entire life. It isn't very often in life that someone gets to relive the best day in their life, but in a way I did.
Recently I got a phone call from James, the USAC developmental director, asking if I could flag the USAC Mopar National Midget series at the Grundy County Raceway. I had flagged some of the lower divisions of midgets and had yet to flag the national series so when I got asked I didn't have to think twice.
I decided to ask my dad if he'd like to go with me as he hasn't seen me at a race since 2008 and, well, this was going ot be the first time I would be the chief starter of the national series. Also, it was fitting because this was up there with the anticipation I felt before my first kart race and since it was my dad who got me into racing I figured it was indeed right for him to be there.
On the drive up I thought about all the times we had gone to Indianapolis Race Park to watch the thunder series in the early 90's. I don't think either of us ever imagined that I would someday be the person in the flagstand for a USAC national race like this.
How did it go? My dad being who he is couldn't just go to the race and watch. He brought his camera and made a video so I will let that do the rest of the talking on this post.