BUENA PARK, CA: Race fans! It’s hard to tell you how I feel watching both my sons drive in the same race knowing full well just how competitive they are. But each week that’s what it is like; I’m excited and terrified all at the same time.
This particular video shows the ability of my sons to each take a random hit and yet keep going like nothing happened. The video shows both Daniel and Mike getting hit by another driver—the same one for each. Daniel (#17) goes on to place 2nd and the blow Mike (#117) takes should have ended his night, but he went on to place 6th!!
I’m excited and terrified all at the same time.
Both my sons are talented drivers in their own right. The footage I capture each week amazes me! Twin GoPros catch the action; Mike’s camera records from the car’s roof. Daniel’s is mounted on the roll bar, giving us a bird’s eye view of the driver and the field.
What started out as just a way to make a few action videos for our YouTube channel ended up being a wonderful way to connect with my boys on a level I would never be able to otherwise.
I find I am in awe of their natural ability to drive—something I never taught them. I will say I think their hand and eye coordination is the key and I might take a tiny bit of credit for that. Teaching and playing video games with them when they were growing up in the 80’s and 90’s might have played a small roll.
We invite you to visit out our crazy life!
The boys first bought a Honda Integra together. Mike has raced for over 15 years. He also races at Perris, CA in the IMCA (International Motor Contest Association) modified division. He owns and races the 25X car. Daniel has never done this type of racing, but has raced in other divisions. During the 2017 season Daniel and Michael took turns racing, then before the start of the 2018 race season Daniel decided they needed two cars. Now armed with two Integras the boys are a formidable team coming in first and second a lot of the time!
Whether you are race fans or not, our day in the life family vlogs might have something for you as we have many interests. We invite you to visit out our crazy life! And if you are race fans we take you to the track, on and in the cars, and behind the scenes. After all, I have direct access to the drivers!
Check us out and don’t forget to subscribe to Old Critters if you like what you see! Thank you and we appreciate you!