It is going to be a great weekend, and that's saying a lot because although this is our home track, we generally have not had the best of luck here.
Some of our bad luck has been related to the racing and some of it not.
The last couple years have been pretty good here though and this year I am feeling really good coming into this weekend. Our GEICO Powersports Suzuki is running fast. We were able to get to a final round in a countdown race this year and I believe we will be able to go to the final round again in our home state of Nevada.
Some people may not know this, but The Strip at LVMS used to be over where the Bullring short track is. My husband and crew chief Gary and I both raced motorcycles and cars many times and won many races at the old track both in divisionals and the sportsman levels. After they moved the drag strip to its current location, Gary and I have continued to race here. We have probably been down this track, along with Sonoma, more than any other racetrack. Coming from northern Nevada, I consider both Las Vegas and Sonoma home tracks of ours.
There is so much to do here in Las Vegas for us racers and the fans. I played in a charity poker tournament Wednesday night which benefited the Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Childrens Charities. On Thursday night, we will be down on Fremont Street for the fanfest which is always a great event. In addition, we are also helping the racetrack in the canned food drive to help those in need here in Las Vegas. Last but not least, we will be giving out candy to all the children at the track on Saturday after we qualify. It feels great to give back to the children, our fans, and those in need through all these programs.
Nevada is home and I can't wait to begin racing and see all of our wonderful fans here. Our fans from Hawaii always come here in strong numbers and I look forward to seeing them as well.
Plus, we get to see all the locals and some of our biggest fans, many of whom write me letters after each race. The Vegas race always seems like the one that everyone wants to come out to and having them all here makes me really excited and wanting to win this race. See you at the track.