Tuesday, July 3, 2012

May Race Fan Of The Month Winner: Matthew Carpenter

Up To Speed With Amanda Reisinger’s May ''race fans of the Month'' winner is twenty three year old Matthew Carpenter. Matthew is from Johnsburg, Illinois. Matthew started to watch racing before he started kindergarten! When he was little he used to play with his hot wheels and pretend he was a race car driver. Matthew’s dad and uncle are race fans. Matthew got his dad interested in racing.
Matthew is a huge fan of NASCAR’s top three series (the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series). In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, he is a fan of 2011 ARCA Series Champion Ty Dillon. Matthew is a fan of Danica Patrick in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. He is a fan of Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He watches other racing series too! He watches the Rolex Sports Car Series, Indy Car Series, and the ARCA Series! Frank Kimmel is Matthews favorite driver in the ARCA Series. In the Indy Car Series, Dario Franchitti and Marco Andretti are Matthews favorite drivers.
I had the privilege to communicate with Matthew via email to ask him a couple more questions and this is what he had to say:
''I have been to about thirteen races at Chicagoland Speedway.”
''If I could change anything in NASCAR, I would try to eliminate the start and park teams. I don’t like how NASCAR locks in the top thirty five in owner's points for every race.’’
Racing is a huge part of Matthews life. He watches racing with his family, and he almost never misses a race. Matthew will be a race fan for life.
To Matthew Carpenter: Congratulations on being Up To Speed With Amanda Reisinger’s May ’’race fan of the month’’ winner! I hope you enjoy the rest of the 2012 racing season!

( Matthew Carpenter.)

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