The schools in the area all did a program called Race to Read, whereby if you read enough books you get a free ticket (and one for your accompanying adult) to go to Bandimere to see drag races. My daughter LOVES to read, and I suspect is building either a love of cars, or a love of me, hard to tell. Either way, she was SUPER excited to go to a race.

Of course, drag racing is loud, I live ~10 miles from the track and can hear the races, so being ~50ft from the track ear plugs are a necessity. Ever tried to keep ear plugs in a 6 year olds ears?

"No YOU sound weird" she kept telling me

I completely spaced on bringing a real camera to capture her first day at the races, a camera phone is not ideal to capture cars going 200+ mph for a ~6 second run :D

Her favourite, the "fire cars" (jet cars), she was blown away by how much smoke and flames they produced.


It was 9pm when we left, only a couple hours past her regular bed time, but she was still hyped, and has talked about it all weekend.