Despite stereotypes of the racing world, drivers are rarely motivated by competitiveness alone. When you spend time around endurance drag racing at grueling events such as Rocky Mountain Race Week (RMRW) 2.0, you'll find characters motivated by technical achievement and others by wholly personal goals. There will always be heavy hitters looking to make a statement by winning the whole shebang, but between the headlines are deeply personal examples of human perseverance.
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That is drag racing back to its roots. Enjoyed reading this. I wish events like drag week were televised with interviews and a little backstory on car and driver.