‘Twas the Night before Christmas


‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the garage
Not a engine was stirring, not even a wrench;
The stockings were hung by the tool box with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The chassis were nestled all snug in their box,
While visions of Daytona danced in their heads,
Gordon and his crew chief, and I in my cover,
Had just settled our tires for a long winter’s slumber-

So, let me be honest here. 1) I had no clue that poem went on as long as it did, and 2) it was pretty comical to sit down with my family and create our own little racers rendition!

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas Eve and all ready for the big morning, I know I am. I will be honest, this time of year is usually not the best. Eight years ago I lost my mother to a long hard fought battle to COPD. Needless to say Christmas has never been the same, except maybe this year. I have my amazing new wife to thank for that. This is our first official Christmas together as ‘The Kerns’

It’s that time of year where tracks are bare, race cars are stripped naked, parts thrown all over the garage. When every driver wished for the season to be over so they can “stop wasting my money on this junk,” now they are shoving their foots in their mouth. Like I said before, I’m not an actual driver YET, but I will say I have that similar itch. I want to be back at the track, the sounds of wrenches, the smell of rubber!

Let’s look on the bright side everyone, the Whelen series officially kicks off January 1st with most tracks opening their gates early April. Until then let us enjoy the times with our family. Be thankful for those gifts we hope to receive in the morning. I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!! Leave a comment bellow with your favorite gift from tomorrow!

Make sure to check back at the first of the year with my ‘Racers New Years Resolution’ AND the newest addition of The Driver Series.

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