Hi, my name is Brooke Wakenhut. I race for the Wakenhut Racing Team which includes me, my sister Kylie, my dad Jon, my stepmom Sara, and my little brother Kade. We race at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Short Line Express Jr. Dragster Series and the LVMS Championship Drag Racing Series.
I am 11 years old and run in the Junior Thunder Class (10-12 years old). In this class, I can run as quick as 8.90 seconds in the 1/8 mile at about 75 mph. 2009 will be my third full season. During my first year of competing at The Strip, I finished third in points. Last year, I slipped to 11th, but this year I want to shoot for the championship!
My sister, Kylie, is nine years old and runs in the Junior Novice Class(8-9 years old). Her class runs as quick as 12.90 seconds in the 1/8 mile at about 55 mph. Last year was her rookie season and she finished second in points to her now rival, Cody Parsons. He's a great driver and was tough to beat all year long.
My dad runs in the Pro Class at The Strip. His '67 Camaro runs about 12.0 seconds in the ¼ mile at about 115 mph. He made it to the finals once last season and was really excited. He said it was a lot of fun to go that many rounds...I told him, "I know, it is fun, isn't it!" Ha ha!
My stepmom, Sara and my brother Kade, who is four years old, are our pit crew who help us, feed us and cheer us on!
Well, the season is about to start and we are all excited. Dad has been working on both our cars, getting them ready to go and we have been out seeing if we can get sponsors for this season.
I hope to see you all at the track!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I definitely did!
The two weeks I had off of school sure went by fast. I did a lot of traveling during the break. I went to my aunt Chauny's house in Moapa, my grandpa's in Kingman, and my aunt Donna, and Wayne took me to Phoenix.
It was my friend Amanda's birthday during the break, so her parents had a birthday and New Year's Eve party combo for her. Her dad rented a party bus that drove around and picked up all her friends, then we went to this huge arcade place and had a party. After stopping at the arcade, we took the party bus back to her house to celebrate New Year's with all the parents. We finally went to bed around 4 a.m.
There are just two more months until racing starts and I can hardly wait! It seems like Aunt Donna is always finding something to work on to improve my Legend car. I hope this is going to be a happy New Year for everyone!!! See you at the track in March!