Race Essay

706 Words Jan 27th, 2013 3 Pages
The heat was unbearable as I pulled up to the starting line. The

smell of exhaust gases and burned rubber filled the air. The starting

light received my fullest attention, zoning everything out of my conscience.

3...2...1...green light! I stomped my foot on the accelerator as I side stepped

my clutch. Shifting into second gear, I flipped the switch to my nitrous

oxide system. Instantaneously I was thrown back into my seat. All of a

sudden a loud pop disturbed the smooth roar of my engine. Halfway down the

track my engine shut off and forced me to coast the car to the finish line.

My teammates were already waiting at the end of the drag strip. Unable to

restart my car, we pushed it back to our
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I immediately found it to be a bent cam

sprocket. The situation seemed hopeless because I had a tuned specially

tuned sprocket. We scrambled around the track asking people if they had

any spares, yet our efforts seemed fruitless. With the nest race

approaching quickly, we ran into a little luck. It wasn't the best

sprocket, but it would have to do. I barely put the engine together in

time to make the next rounds of racing. Once again I pulled back into the

staging lanes and resumed the wait for my second run.

Half an hour later, I was back at the starting line. Just like my

previous run I concentrated on the lights.

However, this time, my concentration was overshadowed by the

outcome of my earlier race. As the light turned green, I left the line

with a perfect start; I shifted into second and punched my nitrous once

again. The car steadily picked up speed and as soon as the race had

started I was passing the finish line going over a hundred miles an hour.

A sigh of relief escaped from me as I glanced over at my opponent's lane...


Even though I made it to the final rounds of elimination I lost the

final and most important race. However, I didn't care about the loss

because I knew that instead of making it this far, I could have been

standing on the sideline with a broken car instead of racing. I

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