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This Month's Lucky YRC Winner Receives A $250 Comp Cams Gift Certificate.Gregory Thurlow, Pueblo West, ColoradoThis month's Young Racers' Club winner comes to us from Pueblo West, Colorado. Gregory Thurlow wrote a letter along with his entry form and we thought we'd let him tell his own story, so here it is:
"Even though I'm just 18 years old, I have a combined six years of racing experience. It all started when I was 5 years old at Pueblo Motorsports Park in quarter midgets. In that first year, I learned the fundamentals of racing and I completed the season second in points. The next year, I moved up to the Junior Stock class and won the championship in 1996 and 1997. The biggest accomplishment for me was in 1997 when I only raced five out of the nine races and still ended up being the points champion for that year.
Due to a lacking economy, money was tight and I wasn't afforded the opportunity to race from 1998 until 2004. Even though I was out of the driver seat for a few years, the passion I had for racing was always there. I might not have been out on the track racing but I was behind the scenes helping my other family members with their race cars. During this time I learned the ins and outs of how a race car fundamentally works. In 2004, I started racing a Street Stock at I-25 Speedway in Pueblo, CO. Not only was I the youngest driver at the time, but I finished second in rookie points that season. I raced in that class for two years until an opportunity became available that I couldn't pass up.
Unfortunately, this season my uncle, Rick McComb, broke his back in a racing incident. Even though he took a hard hit, the car was still fixable. Rick didn't want the car to just sit there so he asked if I would be willing to race it. Going from a Street Stock to a Modified was one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced, but I also believe in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. There are still two races left this season but I have already successfully clinched the Rookie of the Year title."
Well Greg, that's quite a story! Congrats on that ROTY title and becoming the YRC winner for the month of January. A $250 gift certificate from our friends at Comp Cams is headed your way. And when you get a chance, let us know how those last two races turn out.
You Could Be A YRC Winner, Too! Just Fill Out The Entry Form Below. Membership Is Free!
The Young Racers' Club Is Presented Each Month By These Industry Leaders:There is no cost to join the Young Racers' Club. The club is open to racers between the ages of 16 and 23. Just fill out the entry form below and send it to Young Racers' Club, 9036 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619, or register by email at email@example.com. Please include a picture of the car and a picture of yourself when sending the entry form. Pictures cannot be returned. Complete rules on page 93.
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