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When I get in the motorhome or in a car, though, the road becomes a kind of mini-vacation, and the best part about the Seattle to Sonoma run is that most of it is through some of the most beautiful country in the world, with those rocky shorelines and the big Redwood forests. With us having so much success at the last three races, it's been great to share that with the team, my wife, my daughter, and my son, Kevin, who has really become a solid crewmember for us.
ON THE RUN with Tim Wilkerson Wilkerson and crew are much younger guy, but we try to keep it going any time we win a race: She takes looking for more with a a run at me and jumps into my arms. Let don’t-let-up attitude me tell you, that’ll make a dad pretty happy, to have his little girl there for a big win. I t's always a pretty neat deal when they It’s hard on the crew guys to run that ask you to do one of these On The Run many races in that short amount of time because they not only have to put the car columns, but I’ll admit that at the My dad, Roy, always “ together and service it between runs but also have beginning of the season, when they send out to do maintenance on all the parts that come off the taught me that if you car, and they have to load everything up and get it the requests and the dates, you get a little nervous wondering if there will be anything want something bad enough, to the next race, where they set it all up again. I let them sleep for an hour on Wednesdays. Just ” good to write about. Well, this one couldn’t you just go out and work kidding; I give them two hours. have come at a better time. for it. They do work hard, though, and over the course of Not only have we all been on the run for what such a long streak of racing, it sure makes things seems like months — with that four-in-a-row series the hours in the day and the minutes in the hours, if better when you’re running well. Believe me, the of races followed by the Western Swing to give us you know what I mean. grind can get pretty bad if you’re frustrated on the seven races in eight weeks — but things have also For the Western Swing, Krista, Rachel, and I track, so even though there’s more work to do when really come along for us with the Levi, Ray & flew out to Seattle and you’re winning rounds, that adrenaline Shoup Shelby Mustang with a final round in then took one of our keeps you going, and sometimes you can Bristol followed by back-to-back wins in Norwalk Ford Flex vehicles on feel more tired after losing in the first round and Seattle. Who knows, maybe by the time you’re the road down to than you do after thrashing for four straight, reading this there will be even more to talk about, Sonoma, and it’s trips especially if you have the trophy in the end. or maybe I’ll feel lucky that things were going as like that where I actually I’m always proud of my guys, but I’ve never well as they were when it was time to put this feel like I’m not
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