For most of my life, Thanksgiving has always coincided with Snocross. We host Thanksgiving annually Wednesday evening in eager anticipation of the trek to Duluth the following day for the kickoff of the race season. Things have changed over the years in many ways. Growing up, racing was a family affair with my dad, my brother and I all competing, with my mom cheering from the sidelines as our coach and number-one fan. Eventually, my dad and I succumbed to retirement and left the racing to my brother. My dad chose to leave while he was on top ;) and I left the sport I loved after a major knee injury.
Now days, my brother is now a Pro-lite rider and things are much more “professional.” It’s amazing seeing how much my brother has progressed and where our team is today, but sometimes I miss our little family racing out of a small trailer pulled behind my dad’s pickup. We are a competitive family through and through, and racing has brought so much togetherness, friendship and joy to my life. This Thanksgiving, it’s what I’m thankful for. I pray for God’s provision and safety not only for our team this season, but for all the families and teams that travel around the country in pursuit of victory on the track. Ultimately, I pray that Carlson Motorsports would be fiercely competitive on the track, but more importantly, a light in a sport that needs Jesus.
I hope your thanksgiving was everything you hoped for!