Meet the 2012 APD Member Spotlight Bloggers
Meet the 2012 APD Member Spotlight Bloggers!
Carterville, IL: The first round of APD Member Spotlight blogs has posted on ThisIsBracketRacing.com. The 2012 participants provide a diverse group of racers from all corners of North America. Featured drivers include: Nick Shepherd, an accomplished bottom bulb competitor from Portland, OR; Jeremy McKague, a mutli-time big bucks winner from Chamois, MO; Lindsey Cramsey, a multi-time track champion at her home track, Bandimere Speedway in Denver, CO; and Jason MacNeil, a multi-time ADRA (Atlantic Drag Racing Champion) champ who hails from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Their opening blogs serve as an introduction to the TIBR audience, and in many cases provide some preliminary results and stories from the opening months of each racer’s 2012 season. Below are a few excerpts from each member’s April blog.
"I know….I know…..Who is this guy and where the heck is Nova Scotia? My name is Jason MacNeil and if you want to drop by for a visit just head east until you get to Boston, hook a left and then drive another 700 miles. It’s certainly a bit out of the way, but overall it’s a great place to live and race. I’ll be the token Canadian in this year’s program and I’m really looking forward to taking you along for the ride as we follow the ups and downs of a racing season on the east coast."
“My name is Jeremy McKague and I love to race. Before I begin with my background let me throw in a little disclaimer. I am a poor writer. My blog will not be grammatically correct as I tend to type like I speak. Since I will be receiving some great prizes for writing my monthly blog I consider it being paid to speak. Me being paid to speak? Normally everyone runs away when I begin to talk.”
I think my “need for speed” started on my third birthday. My mom and dad blindfolded me and walked me outside to the driveway. Sitting there was a pink and white Power Wheels Barbie jeep. Of course the “stock” version of a Power Wheels tops out at about 5 miles per hour and has one 12 volt battery. However, my dad decided to put two 12 volt batteries in and it ended up topping out at about 15 mph instead. I was crazy! Within a couple of hours I was hopping curbs at full speed and doing donuts in the cul-de-sac.
“I'm Nick Shepherd and I have the least natural ability of any racer you've ever met. I recently read the article on Dragraceresults.com about Edmund Richardson winning his first track championship riding a 100cc scooter at age 11. I started racing on a regular basis when I was age 25 and I didn’t win anything for several years. I had a real race car and I was still so bad other racers begged to line up against me first round.“
Read each APD Member Spotlight column in its entirety only on the internet’s only sportsman drag racing driving school, ThisIsBracketRacing.com. In addition to Advanced Product Design (APD), the Member Spotlight is brought to you by Nitroplate, J&J Performance, K&N Filters, Milodon, Dedenbear, Wiseco, Huntsville Engine & Performance, and the JEGS U.S. Open Bracket Championships.
To read each of the APD Member Spotlight April blogs (free to site visitors, no membership necessary), click here.