"A lot of Formula One drivers, including myself, still love driving karts because it's very, very raw". Quote: Ayrton Senna.
All of F1's stellar names, such as double world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, seven-time drivers' championship winner Michael Schumacher, the first American Porsche factory driver Patrick Long, and last but not least, our friend and Atlanta Motorsports Park member Nelson Canache Jr., started racing on kart tracks.
A quote by Ayrton Senna "I suppose it's like learning new languages when you're young. Karting is the best way for you to get a feel of how to race each other, dealing with the competition, dealing with winning, dealing with losing, and you soak up so much at a young age and learn very fast"
Kart racing brings the family together, not just on Saturday mornings, but preparation before the race. I work with my sons to reach our goal- stay close, show respect, earn what you want to have, learn to work together, and feel good about being on the top of the podium from the hard work. As the months and weeks pass, I see my young boys grow and mature. Some of the things I did by myself are now being done by my boys working with each other. Tire pressures, fluid checks, AIM Mychron dash settings, are now a routine for my boys and done with pride as racers. I stand back as a proud father with a smile and watch my boys mature as we spend time together. Even mom gets in on the action sometimes. I am proud to have taught my boys to earn what they wanted to accomplished. I get to feel what Nelson Canache Sr. feels every time Nelson Canache Jr. races Le Mans or Tudor series except we are in our back yard at Atlanta Motorsports Park.
With karting, winning is great, but the trip of getting there is worth more.
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