Monday, April 15, 2013

First Race of 2013

1st Place What A Fun Way to Start a Season!

It was a cold start to the season. Ashlee and her cousin Kyle started off practice on Saturday. This was our first time at this track, Michiana Raceway Park. So getting "back on the bike" was even a little more challenging on an unfamiliar track. Ashlee's first practice day was rough. She started out really slow then once she got a little more comfortable she was sliding off the track. She spent quite a bit of time in the dirt (on a pavement road course track). 

She pulled it together on Sunday. She still has some bad habits to work through however she was running really well. She was even taking instructions from her father who was coaching her. This is a major improvement over last year where she really didn't want to listen much less apply corrections. Hopefully this year will bring more maturity. She was able to finish first in qualifying, first in pre-final and first in the final race. She was so proud and excited!

This past weekend we had off. We are hoping to head to East Lansing Kart Track this weekend for practice. Cross your fingers the weather cooperates!!

We're hoping that this season will bring many good things for Ashlee. She's started off well but as always there still things to work on and lessons to be learned.


  1. Liz,
    Did you make it to East Lansing? We weren't sure how many would show up, due to the weather.
    I love watching the kids race. It makes me smile when I see them playing in the dirt and then heading to the track when it is their turn to race.
    I'm excited for the start of the season.

    1. We did. We were there from about 9:45 am until 2:30 in the afternoon. We had a great time! The kids love playing in the dirt. Wish I loved washing her suit as much as she likes getting it dirty lol. Looking forward to the season too!