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Chasing championships, 2014 & a fun weekend in Madison

Hello again. I hope all is well and you all had a good weekend. Given that we have two off weekends before the Las Vegas race, I wanted to check-in with a quick blog update.

I took full advantage of the off weekend by spending it in Madison, Wisconsin with a group of friends including one of my best friends Taylor. It was homecoming weekend for the University of Wisconsin and I got to attend the Northwestern/Wisconsin football game on Saturday. It’s so fun to experience a school with a large enrollment that encompasses an entire town. My school, Lynn University, is a very small school in Florida. Homecoming is such a fun time and add in a rivalry Big 10 game against a ranked team like Northwestern and the whole town was buzzing all weekend long.

madisonThere’s nothing like college football in the autumn with the changing of the leaves and cooler fall temperatures. And there’s nothing like a big victory in front of the home crowd on homecoming weekend. The Badgers won big, 35-6, over the No. 19 ranked team. That’s two straight losses for NW and a big conference win for the Badgers. I have a lot of friends that attend UW, so it’s like my adopted school.

After the game, we spent the evening on State Street and hung out at a really cool bar called Wando’s. They serve drinks in fishbowls, but I just had Coca-Cola. LOL We have to support our series sponsor. I try to make it to the Wisconsin homecoming game each year and just love the entire experience. I had such a great time and can’t wait to return to Madison.

Last week was a fairly slow week at the DSR shop in Brownsburg. The seven DSR teams played catch up given they have two off weekends. Our teams are gearing up for Las Vegas and Pomona and the conclusion of the 2013 NHRA season. I can’t believe the season will be over in less than a month. It just goes so fast.

We need to have a strong two races if we want to bring another championship or two home to the DSR stable. Matt is about three rounds out in Funny Car and Spencer is four rounds out in Top Fuel. I know the teams are focused on two strong races and we have good track records at both Las Vegas and Pomona. I’m confident we’re going to make a run at this thing.

2014While the teams are challenged with trying to win championships, our front office has been focused on 2014. We did a photo shoot with Tony and the 2014 Army dragster last Thursday and we just got our first painted Matco Tools dragster back from SD Enterprises in Michigan yesterday. When you have seven teams, it’s never too early to get started on the next season. We’ll get a ’14 NAPA Funny Car body back next weekend and the first Valvoline body will go to paint then.

It’s so fun to see the new paint schemes and colors. The Army and Matco dragsters have new schemes and the Matco dragster is very different from what we’ve seen the last few years. The NAPA car will be nearly the same while the Valvoline Funny Car will be different also. The off season is a lot of work, but fun too.

It’s midterm week for me at grad school at Lynn, so I need to get back to studying. I hope you all have a great week and we’ll check in after Las Vegas. All the best.

Thanks for reading,



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