As I write this, my friend Rick Erickson (lower left) is undergoing emergency open heart surgery. He could use all the prayers we can muster. Rick is crew chief, and with his son Matt, they sure win an awful lot of races in their late model as Team Erickson Racing. Here they are last race, enduring extreme temperatures, all for the passion of racing. Known for stringing together miracles every weekend at the track, and undoubtedly the very best celebrations in Victory Lane, the 42 is at the very core of the @maderaspeedway
community. Tonight, we come together, expecting to see yet another of these miracles, and another great celebration. I wonder if they allow champagne in the operating room.