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Drag Racing - Ubly, Michigan


We had the rare opportunity to watch my husband drag race in the Thumb area in September. It was nice to be able to stay at my parent's house and drive to and from the track (it's a 10 minute drive), because I am always worried about how my daughter will sleep and nap in a motorhome, parked at the racetrack, around loud cars.

Of course any trip with our daughter requires a separate vehicle just to haul all of her gear. Toys to play with, lots of clothes, bottles, diapers, food, etc. I rarely forget anything and this trip was no exception! We had it all figured out and my husband did awesome in the 1/8 mile races. Rachel and I stayed away from the staging lanes/burnout zone and watched her dad fly down the track!

The Gremlin set a new track record of  6.56 seconds at 98 miles per hour. This record was surpassed a week later when the Gremlin ran 6.50 at 102 miles per hour.



This may have been Pete and Patzi's first trip to the Thumb just like Rockwell! 


Saving money on ear plugs and only having to use one! 

If you've ever been to the Thumb area, you may have seen the Windmills. For more information on the over 40 windmills, read here. They are clearly visible on your way to the track and while at the track.


Our daily hang out in the pits when her dad wasn't racing! 



Not a track record, a Gremlin X record.

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