Last September, my almost 13 year old son got me up at 6am so we could get to the racetrack early enough to see the Capaldi mustangs race at the Indy 500 track. You know it's serious when your almost teenager is willing to forgo sleep.
I found my way to Capaldi Racing when a client and friend of mine asked if MMB Imagery would sponsor his B-Spec car. Imagine my delight to have my logo circling the track. I loved every minute of it, and my son, Logan, loved it even more than I did.
We met the team in the garage as they were getting the mustangs ready to race. We watched the two cars get their final inspections, and we were there as the drivers got ready.
The morning light filled the open garage and reflected in the eyes of the team. They worked hard, but they stopped long enough to say hello. They were focused on what they were doing and what was up next, but they took time to laugh. They wished each other luck even though they were competitors in the same race.
We came back to the garage after the race. You could feel the intensity, the frustration, the adrenaline after spending 30 minutes on point and on task. Slowly the mood began to shift as the team eased in to the rest of their day.
All day long cars raced around the track. Conversations paused because of the sounds of engines as cars raced past. As the cars cleared the straight away and worked their way back around, you could hear again and conversations picked up where they left off.
By lunchtime I resorted to earplugs. Logan couldn't imaging blocking out the sounds of all of those sweet engines. (His words not mine. Well, maybe he called them sick engines. But I digress.)
I cannot express how grateful I am that we were included in the Capaldi circle.
Just last week Logan told me that he planned on buying a car for $500. I naively replied that a $500 car probably wouldn't run. He said, "But mom! I have Capaldi Racing. Those guys can make anything run!"
It takes a village to raise children and to give them the experiences they need to fulfill their unique individual potential. Capaldi Racing, thank you for being part of my village. See you back at the track this spring.