I love racing… 🏎 🏎 🏎

I love racing- love it. Being a Hoosier that grew up in the Indianapolis area, how could I not? Racing is one of the things Indiana is known best for and I love that.

I have been to many races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in my life.The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is sacred ground to me.

My favorite is the Indy 500- I have so many memories from growing up going down to the track with my friends and family.

We used to go to races with my mom to see our Uncle race at Mount Lawn Speedway in New Castle. My first time going I must have been only 4 or 5 years old. We had a not so nice nickname for him that I won’t mention here for his sake, but his real name was Duncan. He raced primarily stock cars.

Mt Lawn Motor Speedway

I mostly only got into racing go-carts myself all around the Midwest. I have some very fond memories of racing at various tracks around the midwest during nice sunsets with my friends..

We used to have a suite at Indianapolis Raceway Park, now known as Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg. The past five years or so we’ve had one at the IMS and our times at the suite down at the track are absolutely some of the best times anyone can have.

Racing means a lot more than just watching cars drive in circles to me. There are great communities centered around the sport. Those that are involved have a great love for their friends, family, and local communities. It is an American thing, and especially an Indiana thing.

With all of these racing events we’ve had the past month I wanted to give a shout out to a local charity that I recently became involved with- American Racing Ministries, who lead drivers and their support teams in prayer before races.

Special gratitude to my friend who I learned about through my friend of 15 years or so, Tim Spillman, who is one of their chaplains.

Here is a picture from one of the recent races they ministered for.

American Racing Ministries is a relatively new charity- we look forward to working with them throughout their growth.

Please consider donating here.

-Rico 😎