A huge thank you to all the volunteers at West End Thunder.
They put on the drag races at the Forks Airport once a month.
A few years ago, I went looking for a way to have some fun that did not cost a lot of money, was family friendly and was safe.
We can all certainly use that after the past year.
Going to the races, I realized that I could race my daily driver, a four-door Mercedes sedan.
All that’s needed is a driver’s license, a helmet and around $30.
I was nervous at first, of course, what would the real racers think of an old man and a car with 74,000 miles on it lining up to race?
And how do I even do it?
What I found was the friendliest, most eager to help group of people you could imagine.
The real racers are amazing; they have reflexes like gunfighters, and they’re fun to watch. Do bring earplugs, though.
For us in the daily drivers class, the object is just to have fun.
I see new Mustangs, Camaros, hemis, WRXs on the street all the time; they should come out
They might have the time of their lives and use their cars for what they are made for; no deer, no cops and no alcohol.
Maybe you could race this old man in his sedan; I am the one with the big grin on my face.