the CRE. “The best possiblepath for young racers is to dothe CRE, to have real wheel-to-wheel racing experience, and toget immediate feedback frominstructors who are out on thetrack with you,” she enthuses.
This first serious track outingalso showed where the Miatawould need more preparation.
Rather than opting for a
professional race shop rebuild,
The German American
Club of Berkshire County was
in the midst of a merger with
the Adams Historical Society.
With some legacy funds that
would not be part of the new
arrangement, one of the last
orders of formal business for the
German American club was a
grant to purchase Grace’s race
gear. A banner across the back
of Grace’s suit is among the last
Charlie Campbell squeezed in a
transmission rebuild at no cost.
Racing safety is better thanever, but it comes at a price.
Borrowed equipment may havebeen acceptable for the initial CREbut being properly outfitted fora more extensive race schedulein 2019 became a necessity.
Here was another occasionwhere Dave Hathaway’s localconnections, and Grace’s Germanheritage, struck a responsivechord with an unlikely patron.
“ The best possible path foryoung racers is to do theCRE, to have real wheel-to-wheel racing experience”