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Monday, September 16, 2013
What I Did For My Birthday
This time around, it was only 2-wide and the race was part of the NHRA's 'playoffs' or 'Countdown to the Championship. This added a bit of drama to the event. I'm not the biggest fan of this setup, as I was brought up in the era of "He who wins the most races is the Champion", but it makes it so that no one racer is dominating the class, so I guess that's ok.
As with any sporting event, I went with a goal in mind. This time, it was to meet, again, my childhood idol, Shirley Muldowney, the First Lady of drag racing. I had met her before in 1995 at Bristol, but was too nervous to pose for a picture with her, even though she offered. I felt terrible about that, and wanted to redeem myself before it was too late. Well, after about 15 minutes on-site...
We talked to Shirley for a bit outside of the breakfast area and she was kind enough to pose for a picture with the 3 of us. She was really, super nice, I couldn't have asked for a better time meeting her. She has always been good to me. As you can see, the photo turned out awesome. I'm going to print it out and hang it up with my Brooks Robinson and Nolan Reimold pictures. Meeting her on my birthday meant the world to me, so you know I was happy.
We had a great time, but I am now feeling it. I didn't get much sleep over the weekend and am now feeling like a zombie. So, that being said, I will retire for the evening and will return to my regular blogging probably tomorrow.