I also have to thank you for giving me the opportunity to get ahead in this industry. You were my first sponsor and you helped me get where I am now in a big way. Stephen and I were teammates for a while under you, and it was a big help to both of us. While I'm not nearly as recognized as Stephen (yet
), I've come a long way in 4 years as well. I made the A at the Novak this year.
But being sponsored isn't what this industry is about. Having fun is priority #1. I know from my own experience that racing competitively with some of the best drivers in the area is a very serious deal. But we all manage to have fun. If you go to a big race, and don't make the A-main, it's ok, as long as you had fun. If you didn't have fun, you made it more serious than it had to be.