You kind of can’t help yourself at this time of year. Nostalgia seeps in through every pore while flash-backs of a favorite smell, vision, feeling or emotion play back relentlessly in your mind’s eye. So, we thought you might enjoy some insight into what some of your favorite female race car drivers love about the holidays.
Sunny Hobbs: A special holiday treat for me is grandma Bessie’s homemade cinnamon rolls. My mom used to make them for us on Christmas moriing and now I make them for my family. I just taught my daughters how to make dough, roll it out and let it rise. What a mess! But it tastes delish when opening gifts with family around the Christmas tree!
Ali Kern: A couple of things remind me of the Holiday Season…first my family always sponsors a few children and we get to pick out presents and hopefully make their Christmas happy and second my parents always get up before my sister and I and have breakfast ready on Christmas morning. The time the 4 of us spend together opening presents and taking pictures is priceless! One of my most memorable presents was when Santa came riding out of the woods at my house on my new quad when I was 5 years old! Yep…thats how it all started!!!
Cassie Gannis: One of the best things I read this holiday season has been: ”It’s impossible” said pride. “It’s risky” said experience. “It’s pointless” said reason. “Give it a try” whispered the heart. I feel these are words to live by!!!! I am very thankful for my family, friends, fans and sponsors for whom I would not be able to race without. I feel so blessed to have seen my sister overcome a challenge in her life and be back in great health. I was honored this year by the Navy with a Safety Chesty Award but my thoughts will be our men and women of service for which our freedom is maintained. This year I will be spending time with family being thankful for all the wonderful things that have happened this year. We will all buy supplies and create a care package to send to Chris Hurja, our family member still over in Afghanistan. And of course we will be eating a combination of half traditional turkey dinner along with homemade Mexican food by my Nana.
Beth Chryst: Something that has always had a huge meaning to me every year for almost 7 years we would load the trailer and head to my grandparents house for new years eve with the trailer. Our World Championships for WKA was held at Daytona International Speedway. The 26th was Briggs and Stratton Day. We would leave right from my grandparents house and head south! Stopping at a hotel and doing hundreds of more miles on Christmas Day to make the event. I spent so many Christmas’ on the road I cant even tell you! It was so special for my family and I to get in the annual Christmas Eve dinner with the family and head south for the world championships! Great Way to celebrate the Holidays with a World Championship!
Jana Gunter: My favorite holiday memory was when my Papa and Meme used to fill my stocking, which was about 3-4 foot tall, up with all kinds of toys and then I would have to crawl inside in order to get to the bottom where they would have money taped to the foot of it!
Have a blessed holiday season from the Race4Girls family to yours!