Wednesday, October 03, 2007

And here she is....

April Andretti...
That's me and my over-sized bottom in a racing suit. I wore shorts because I knew it would be warm... but Whew is it warm in that suit. And the helmets are really heavy. When I put it on I thought my neck might collapse. It made turning my head feel funny though...

After every other driver, this guy checked out the cars. He checked the engine and tires. It was funny because he rolled the cars and the guys buckling people in through the windows would stumble to go along. In the background you can see a leader car and a rookie like me. Actually, my darling hubby who is reading over my shoulder told me that IS me. LOL! So there I am whipping around the track!

I thought at first this was me crossing the finish line. But if you look closely, the little flag guy has a rolled up green flag that he's waving like a nut. He's telling me to catch up to my lead car. But I felt I was going fast enough ;o)

And this is me pulling in to the pit, thanking God I made it without wrecking and praying I don't run over the poor little guy waving me in because the breaks don't really seem to stop on a dime... LOL!

Most of the pics my hubby took were of my car going around the track. But if you've seen one, you've kind of seen them all, you know? Our video camera gave out right after I got buckled in, so he switched to pics. I'm trying to figure out how to get the video off our camcorder so you guys can see them shove my big head through the window. LOL!

Happy Racing!
April (Andretti)

9 comments:

Cole said...

YAY!!!! Photos!!!!! :-) It looks like so much fun April!

Cole

Kelly said...

Great pixs! That looks like so much fun!!

Julie S said...

You are so cool. I'm jealous.

Stacy Dawn said...

Wicked cool! My hubby would be so jealous!

Dara Edmondson said...

My DH would be jealous, too. I like my thrills vicariously;-)

Lis said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Lyn Cash said...

How freakin' AWESOME!!!!!! Fabulous pics, girl, and what FUN that looks like.

Sarah L. Catherine said...

April, that looks awesome -- how cool that you are so into racing!! :)

Brown said...

Heavy head-gear? And they say that race car drivers and Rockettes have nothing in common...I bet Andretti did a mean high kick when he won all his races.

Glad you had fun!