Back in my early teens I used to frequent the drags with my friends. Then as I grew older, I still frequented the drags except I had a boyfriend that enjoyed racing his stock standard street car there. Oh he thought he was so cool (ahem…so did I), but I look back now and cringe.
Anyhow, a couple of weekends ago I went back to that raceway a whole 15 years later to get my fix yet again. It was the Winter Nationals, Australia’s biggest drag racing gathering.
We packed our snacks and jumpers ready for a family afternoon of fast cars.
Elliott was properly equipped with some fancy ear muffs although I think it was the vibrations that shook his body that frightened him more than the noise.
As the cars roared down the track and the smell of burning rubber floated around my nose, I just couldn’t wait for the big ones, the noisiest ones, the fastest ones…the Top Fuelers.
The first race went by with a flash although I didn’t see much of it because some inconsiderate poo heads decided to stand up right in front of us, us who had been sitting patiently on the grass at the bottom of the hill with a toddler….let’s just say that after that first race, they didn’t come back after my words to them.
Anyway, the second race was getting close. The cars did their burn outs, they were being directed backwards to the start line. The Christmas tree lit up, holding…holiding…green light…ROAR!
And then this happened. I think I screamed the loudest.
Although we didn’t know straight away, the driver ended up being ok and sustained injuries to his vertebrae.
So there you have it, this is one of the things I love…none of this around in circles stuff like the V8’s…..just pedal planting stuff. Thankfully when Mr. G asked Elliott ‘Does Mummy drive like that?” Elliott stuck up for me and said no. Sometimes I wish I could though.
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