Wednesday, January 21, 2009

NASCAR Race Mom - Who Are You?

I was asked to write an introduction as to who I am and what my aspirations are. Well my blog NASCAR Race Mom is pretty descriptive; nevertheless, let’s see if I can be just a tad more detailed. I am a slightly older person who has been blessed with a super family and magnificent life. Rather than my life slowing down after retirement last year, it has actually metamorphosed into a more hectic pace.

My husband of thirty-five years is very understanding and supportive of all my activities. I have two wonderful and productive grown sons. My youngest, Zachariah is the owner of a successful plumbing company. He lives just ten miles down the road, so I am able to interact with him almost daily.

My oldest son, Moses races in the Camping World Series West. He also runs his own race shop and online parts store. Moses began his racing career at a young age in karting. He set himself apart from his competition on and off the track. Winning the California State Championship proved his abilities on the track, while also holding the title as the youngest member of the San Diego Karting Associates Board of Directors. Moses was always a very focused and serious kid.

At a young age, Moses moved into full size cars the hard way; first as a mechanic for the Skip Barber Racing Schools and other professional race teams, then as an Instructor. This allowed him to learn the intricacies of the sport while biding his time to get behind the wheel.

Moses received his career break competing in a limited schedule of Formula Mazda events in 2001. Moses parlayed the limited schedule into becoming one of the top Formula Mazda drivers. He missed the 2002 Star Mazda Series North American Championship by a single point.

In 2006, with the encouragement of his current sponsor HASA Inc., Moses made the switch to NASCAR by competing in a limited schedule in the NASCAR Grand National West Division. Last year, he finished sixth in the points for the Championship. He finished in the top-five three times and collected ten top-ten finishes.

Equally, if not more important, Moses was awarded the prodigious ‘Most Popular Driver in the NASCAR Camping World Series West’ award. What made this award so special was that fact that over 7,500 fans took the opportunity to vote for the award via the website. It was an excellent topper to my son’s sophomore season in NASCAR.

Now that brings me to my aspirations for 2009. I believe that with the honor the fans bestowed on our driver, came an added responsibility to all the fans who voted for him! In preparations for the 2009 season, in an effort to keep up with the technology of computer networking, I have recently published my own blog, to inform and involve all the Camping World Series West fans.

Once the 2009 racing season starts, it is my colossal plan to do ‘up-to-the-minute’ updates from the hotels and tracks. I want to be able to interview a driver at 8:00 a.m. and have that interview up on the internet by 8:15 a.m.

It is my hope that fans can leave questions in the comment section (I.E. Is Johnny B’s car fixed and ready to race) and I can find the answers to their questions and respond immediately.

I sense that this interactive blog ‘at the track’ design is new and innovative in the NASCAR Circuit and could propel itself to the leading edge within the first few races! My major drawback is that my laptop is a bit outdated, but I can overcome that obstacle.

So there you have it – who I am and what I plan on doing. Please feel free to visit my blog and leave a comment on my 'at the track' coverage. If you ask me a question, I will attempt to find the answer for you! I will also be posting photos and possibly some video.

I launch my ‘at the track’ coverage this weekend at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale. The sixth edition of the Toyota All-Star Showdown promises to be an exciting two day event.

1 comment:

Firecracker! said...

Once again, "thank you" for offering so much of your time to this 'new' idea and for being such a great support for Moses. I'm know how much sharing his career with you, means to him. He is such a dear and you are a very special "Mom" indeed, for being there for him, in such a large way. Your efforts are much appreciated!