It wasn’t enough anymore to be the best, now racers had to have a gimmick, too.
He’d given his whole life to the sport and he thought he’d have earned a bit more respect by now. Although if he were being honest, he never expected to be driving with gray hair, much less a full white beard.
But as he put on his suit and looked over the cherry-red paint jobon the finished rocket car, he couldn’t help but feel ridiculous.
“Well, let’s give the kids a show.” He practiced the laugh as he secured his helmet.
“Ho. Ho. Ho.”

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