What’s up, y’all? Let’s see . . . To set the timeframe for you, today is the Sunday before New Year’s Eve and I’m writing my Mud Life articles, trying to get it all banged out before tomorrow because, as usual around a major holiday, I have a ton of stuff to knock out. My biggest task at the moment is trying to close the books and finish up the loose ends from 2013, and then of course, trying to get my race and party event schedule lined up for 2014. It’s a nightmare like always, events on top of events on top of events!
There’s really never any time off, ever, but that’s cool—it’ll pay off in the end. I was able to take Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off, but we were doing family stuff most of the time, and as most of you know that is not much different from work sometimes. I am grateful and feel blessed that I have my health, home, and family, as I am sure the rest of you all are. Regardless, I know we’re gonna be deep into 2014 before you read this so talking about the holidays is no news but old news.
The biggest thing I have to crow about is how awesome the Yukon Gear & Axle Throttle King Series was in 2013. Far, far beyond anything I ever expected. It blew me away. Make sure to hop over to the Throttle King Finale article a few pages away and read all about the season. I want to thank Yukon Gear & Axle for keynote sponsoring the series for 2013. Their backing is what pays for the purse at the finale. Plus, they were supercool to work with and chipped in with promo stuff all the time.
I also want to thank all the racers for all the support and enthusiasm. Without you guys these events don’t happen. I know it takes a lot of time and money to participate in these events, and the traveling and truck breakdowns make it even more expensive. Hauling mud trucks through the night to an event is a huge fuel bill itself.
To the park owners and all the dudes that let me have qualifiers at their places and support the series, I can’t say enough to thank you. You guys make it happen! You helped build the hype, and several of you guys have helped me deal with all my broken vehicles woes. Massive thanks to the parks that take care of me financially. I stay broke all year just hoping I get enough money to go to the next event or pay my car insurance. So when I do get taken care of occasionally by park owners, it keeps me able to stay on the road doing business. You guys know who you are!
What really matters in life is staying positive and working your ass off. When you do that, the rest usually works itself out. I mean, it has so far been More Throttle all the way down the blacktop!
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