I haven’t done this in a few months, but I was reading the National Dragster and came across an article about Pro Mod Champion Rickie Smith on his win in Bristol earlier this year. This quote stood out for me.
“My deal is, usually if I can get by first round, I try to get tougher and tougher. To me, that separates racers from other racers. The further you go, the better you have to get. Sometimes the further people go, they start choking. That’s something you can’t do in this business.”
Words not only spoken like a Champion, but from a Champion.