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The heat was unbearable as I pulled up to the starting line. The smell of exhaust fumes and burned rubber filled the air.

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Introduction

The heat was unbearable as I pulled up to the starting line. The smell of exhaust fumes 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. ...read more.

Middle

My car was finally race ready, waiting to tear up the track. The following day, our race team met up at the track. In the pit area, we changed out our street tires for high performance drag slicks. After a few more last minute adjustments, I pulled into the staging lane and waited for my turn to race. Little did I know that my first race would end up in disaster, a blown engine. All of the hard work and dedication towards my car seemed to be a futile effort because of the bad results. After we pushed my car back to the pit area, we took apart the engine, looking for the problem. ...read more.

Conclusion

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... victory. 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 realized that any obstacle would be overcome if you pursued it hard enough. ...read more.

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