05.15.10

Autograph Night take Three!

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:24 am by Andrew

Let’s see….the first autograph night of the year for Kalamazoo Speedway has been rained out twice so far, though tonight looks very promising. It is a beautiful day out this morning, and it looks like it is going to stay that way through the night. A perfect night to take the whole family out to the track for a fun family night of racing and getting to meet the drivers.

The family gets to go out on the track and meet the drivers and check out their cars tonight. The drivers hand out autographs and usually candy to the kids. Sometimes there are bigger handouts from some of the drivers as well. You just have to be there to see what you might get:-) So come on out tonight!

Autographs start at 6pm on the track with students 17 and under getting in FREE tonight!! Tickets for the rest of the family are only $9 tonight. What a great time!

See you there.
God Bless,

Andrew

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05.11.10

Graduation is Upon Us

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:38 am by Andrew

Hard to believe, but another school year is almost coming to a close. Congratulations to the Seniors of 2010!
I know graduating can be a scary thing for many. Now you have to go out into the REAL world! You have to find a job, decide what college to go to and what you want to do with your life. So many opportunities, or as some may see it, so many chances to fail. Just remember what Mark Twain said: “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”
If we are all honest, we have all experienced fear of some sort or other in life. It is how we deal with the fear, that determines how we come through it in the end. Don’t let fear of failure paralyze you into not making choices, for not doing anything is failure in itself. We all fail at times, that is part of the learning process. It is as Mr. Twain said, learning to resist fear, that produces the courage to continue forward in life.
May God give you the courage to dream big, and the grace to make it through the failures that come with life.
DREAM BIG!

God Bless,

Andrew

*Here are a few samples of some postcard graduation invites we did this year. Cheaper than sending a card and picture:-)

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05.03.10

Race Season has Started

Posted in Fun Shots, Hobbies, Uncategorized at 4:50 pm by Andrew

This past Saturday night, I had the privilege of attending the races at Kalamazoo Speedway. I was really taken back by how family-friendly of an environment it was. Don’t take me wrong, I didn’t go there thinking it was going to be a drunken brawl, but I really didn’t go there thinking it would start with a prayer over the loud speaker. I was pleasantly surprised.
Now, I guess I should state that I spent almost the entire time in the pit area, but from what I witnessed, there was a lot of children and families hanging out having a really nice time. With a minor rain delay from the start, the track was quickly dried and the races were under way. There was even a beautiful sunset for all to enjoy, something you miss while sitting in the movie theater.
After talking with different drivers, I have found that the family atmosphere is also evident in the pit area. It is like one giant family, all the drivers that is. Yes, there are those that may get a little too competitive with each other at times, but then again it is a race and no one wants to lose. But then again, unless you have a family like none that I have seen, families have there little tiffs as well.
I would definitely recommend to all my readers to pick a race some Saturday night and give it a try. Go to KalamazooSpeedway.com to find out the schedule and to see if there is a cancellation due to rain the day of the race. You might try a race early in the season, that way there are more races to go to when you find out how much fun it is. Maybe I’ll see you there. I will be hanging around the #8 car since my name, TheSteelToad.com is on the side of it:-)
Here is a look at the autograph cards Chris Shannon will be handing out this Saturday, May 8th.

God Bless,

Andrew Isbell
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Autograph Night May 8th, 2010

Autograph Night May 8th, 2010

Kalamazoo Speedway Opening Night

Kalamazoo Speedway Opening Night