Saturday night I was lucky enough to go do something that I
truly love. I got to go to the race track and watch a night
of great entertainment. I got to talk to the drivers and
crews and I tried my best to relay what was happening on the
track and in the pits to the fans in the grandstands.
Other lucky people were there as well; drivers, car owners and
crew members were taking a Saturday evening to play. Fans had
a chance to come out and watch their favorite sporting event.
On Saturday night in Gonaives, Haiti it rained 13 inches and
the ensuing flood and mudslide killed 250 people. How lucky
we are. In a world that knows hunger and death, slavery and
slaughter we are lucky indeed.
I�m not suggesting that we take less serious our weekend
endeavors, the human spirit demands a certain level of
competition and controversy in our lives but all things must
remain in perspective.
Racing can be a dangerous game and the consequences equally
high, but in the realm of greater things it is but a diversion
for the fans and sport for the competitors. Being serious
about our diversions or our sport helps us to keep the rest of
our life in balance. I don�t want watch a sport where
everyone gets a participation trophy and we don�t care who
wins. Caring about who wins is what makes sport
entertaining. Trying to win is the premise of competition.
Let�s continue to play hard, let�s continue to compete, let�s
continue to celebrate victory and avoid defeat, let�s do all
of these things, but keep them in the proper perspective.