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12/30/2008: Follow the dream....

Category: General
Posted by: Mike
Everyday for the past 15 years I've dreamed of driving race cars. Every day that passes, I only become more sure that this is my biggest passion.

Unfortunately I never had the means to go racing. My family had no money. I had no connections. I was never able to even step into a go kart. Or attend and actual racing event. Instead I spent my Sunday afternoons watching whatever race was on broadcast TV through my Mommy's 13 inch tube. I took the racing line though the halls of my middle school. Later on I spent hours everyday tying up the phone line, researching racing on the Internet. I broke many keyboards playing old racing games before I finally bought myself a wheel for $12 on eBay.

I put myself though college and managed to get myself an engineering degree. I got a normal desk job. Now I've come to the realization that I cannot live without pursing my dreams.

So that's what I'm doing. However, it's no easy task. It took me years just to figure out how to get into racing. The ultimate goal would be to make it to a level where I get paid to race. But if I don't make it as a professional, I'll be content knowing that I tried and I plan on remaining involved in racing, whether outside of driving or only at the amateur level.

February 2010 update:

Although there have certainly been some pretty big letdowns in my racing during the past year or so since I started the blog, overall I'm extremely happy about the progress I've made in racing in so many ways. In a year I've already done things that I thought I might not accomplish in my whole life. I've learned things that I couldn't even fathom a year ago. And I am grateful to have gone from knowing few people that were even racing fans to having met many people involved in the sport on so many different levels.

I'm not certain on my plans for the next year but I'm exploring many different opportunities and I'm very optimistic for the future. I know I've still got a lot to learn and a lot to do, so stay tuned!

12/30/2008: the purpose

Category: General
Posted by: Mike
The puropse of this blog is to follow my progress getting into racing and my dream of becoming a professional. I'll provide insight on the process and the costs involved, which seem so hard to figure out.

I'll also provide my thoughts on various things going on in the motorsports world.