I started out young working on Race cars. We were a low buck stock car team but we worked smart.
We were using things the guys in the south were using before many here understood the value.
We would win occasionally but not often. This made the feel of victory much sweeter.
I have learned in the real world that efforts equal results. You work hat to minimize the risks. You try to enhance the efforts and try to attain goals. This often separates the successful from the just getting buy.
Even in the race you try to position yourself for the victory, one also needs to do this in life. Most do not win by luck with rain , they must run the full race. Even then there is a small element of luck still p,as a role.
Let’s face it if the challenges in life and racing were easy victory would not feel so sweet.
Even today at the car shows I attend. Prep work is key with a small bit of luck. There are weeks of wins and weeks of loss. But that Win is sweet as it means I still have what it takes to be competitive.
Great job capturing these intangibles that most non-participants never consider. The stuggle-to-satisfaction ratio in racing is something like 99 to 1. But the satisfaction is clear and pure and intense, and it makes the struggle worthwhile somehow. Until, perhaps one day, it doesn't anymore, and you know that you're done.