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April 12, 2001

Take Time to Remember What Is Important

By Jane Smith
After looking at the message board and all the bickering and whinning on it, it came to me that alot of us need to remember why we are at racetracks, why we race, and why KARNAC is here. Not for the bickering and complaining but for the love of that thing called "racing". We all share the same love but lately more dislike than like comes thru on the message board.

One person wrote that we all need to help our tracks in promoting them and getting people to come. But it is hard to do that when some tracks change their purses or put it in small print, what the purse will pay. Then the driver feels used and very mad and it is not very good treatment for anyone.

Some tracks don't welcome outsiders, which is really stupid. Everyone wants to spread their wings and try other tracks from time to time when the gas prices will allow the towing. But if you don't feel welcome and appreciated, you definitely don't return. All tracks need to welcome their drivers, their fans, everyone with warmth and make people want to return. A little sugar goes much further than none.

Since this is Easter weekend and a very special time for alot of us, maybe we can put aside all the bickering and belittling and just remember that Easter is a time for family and WE ARE A FAMILY. We do and have shared this common bond since we first set foot in a racetrack. If we did not share this bond, why would we break our backs to work ourselves too death to race??


Easter is a time for family and I plan to be with mine on Friday night and Saturday night no matter what track I am at because all of them are family. So God Bless my family this Easter and race safe, hunt eggs and take care.

Jane Smith

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