Go figure nothing was going my way, the boss decided to have a heated discussion about ½ hour before it was time to leave and there was no way I was getting out of that! So running behind I was trying to think of a store that would have everything that I needed. Number, cat food, white t-shirts, sharpies…yep Menard's! One stop and I had it all!!!! Now to get home, change, grab the kid and wait for the Red Headed Step Child(RHSC)-he had boots and gloves for my son to wear.
So in a whirlwind I gather everything I need and encourage my son to do the same. The RHSC arrives, we through all the stuff in the truck and head out! On the way we remember some things that we forgot and call the hubby to grab them before he heads over.
The cyclone that I created at home must have followed us to the fair. The BHSC was already there and greeted us as we parked. He was all in a tizzy and barking orders. Of course the kids were listen to him instead of the mom cuz what does she know anyways. I got Ty to the race check in trailer while the RHSC and the BHSC unloaded the bike.
While Ty was figuring out where and what he had to do I broke out the shirts and the sharpies and started creating!
Not bad if I do say so myself….Surprising what you can do with sharpies!
The weather didn’t look good and they said that Carver County was under a tornado watch. They said they would run the race until the weather got bad.
I think they got to race 11 out of 22 and the rain started; we made our way to the cattle barn to wait out the rain.
After it cleared up they decided to just race one heat and from there that would be it.
The pit bike race was the last one of the night, as it approached I got nervous, and full of anticipation. Was he really gonna race?
And they were off, he went off the starting line on one wheel, popping a Willey and in second place! He made it threw the roundabout and his bike slid out from under him, the bike and some other guy were on top of him!!!! He got up and got his bike started and made it over the hoops…..then he went into the corner and got stuck and fell over again, he got Back up and kept going. This continued several time until all 10 laps were complete! Even though he didn’t win he had fun and that’s what matters. He had such determination. If it would have been me out there I would have quit after the first time I wiped it!
I am so proud of him!
My friend named Ty “Minnesota’s most Resilient Mud Racer” I have to agree and from this point on that’s what we will call him!
My Son.......My Hero!