Tuesday, April 19, 2011

AWANA Grand Prix


Orange Lightning struck the Collinsville area yet again last Saturday!

Since he was racing the same car from last year, Wesley was running in the Unlimited Class instead of the general matches.

And, much like last year, he left a wide path of destruction in his wake...


I was the official photographer again this year, so I had a front row seat to all the action.

We had a new track this time and the cars were zooming so fast that a pillow had to be added to the end after a few cars went all the way off the table!!

As the matches went on, Wesley knocked other cars off the charts left and right!!

Even the car that beat him last year eventually fell by the wayside...

Soon, it was down to two cars.

Wesley's Orange Lightning and Payne's Maroon MSU Car...

It was a close race and everyone was on the edge of his seat!

Would Wesley achieve Victory this year after being edged out last year??

.....

Sadly, no. 



In the final match, Payne beat Wesley by a full car-length :(




In the winner's circle, Wesley proudly received another 2nd place trophy and was just as happy for Payne as he could have been. He simply said he'd like to try again next year with Orange Lightning and maybe another car in the general races...



And THAT winning attitude made Wesley #1 with me :)


At the close of the afternoon, it was pointed out that next year LEADERS can submit a car to race among themselves....

I can see it now... zooming down the track faster than the human eye can follow ... it's ... Purple Passion!! Stay tuned Race Fans!!

2 comments:

Linda said...

If you don't go with Purple Passion, I think you should totally settle for Dr. Thunder! Think of it: a car completely themed in pseudo-Dr. Pepper glory....

Can't wait to see the pictures!

The Smith Family said...

hahaa I love it :) Hmm... what type of car could Brad enter??