I can’t believe Daytona’s just around the corner. I’m sitting around, chomping at the bit to get the 2013 season underway. We had a great year in 2012, traveling to five different tracks. It was an awesome experience for me. I love my home track but cherish the opportunity of driving at new venues. New tracks meant new competition and a completely different tire than the one I learned to race on. We were competitive at all the new places, setting poles and putting ole Black Betty out front where she’s happiest. It was great to finish the 2012 season with a win at Caraway Speedway on October 14th. I couldn’t have made a single lap all year, without all the wonderful people that support me. I have an awesome group of sponsors, never-ending support from my fans and a ton of people behind the scenes that do all the heavy lifting for me. I’m wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, happy 2013. “Be your best, forget the rest.” — Annabeth
As you may know, this past Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, I had the privilege of competing at the 2012 NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Combine in Langley, VA. D4D is basically a three-day tryout for a spot on the 2013 Rev Racing team. Seventeen individuals were invited – 10 women and 7 men – all very talented drivers. The entire experience was amazing, from bonding and competing with the other drivers to learning from the Rev Racing Team to just getting behind the wheel and giving it all I had.
Later today, we will post some links to some stories that covered the Drive for Diversity Combine.
I’m very thankful to have been a part of it, and thankful to Rev Racing, NASCAR, Toyota, and everyone who made the combine possible.
News as it happens. Until then, I’ll keep chasing the dream. Thank you all for your love and support. You all inspire and uplift me more than you can know —
“Do not limit your challenges; challenge your limits.”
In today’s qualifying for the 100 Lap Limited Late Model race at Caraway Speedway, Annabeth captured the pole position! See her post-pole win interview at link below! After the redraw, Annabeth will be starting in the outside position on Row 1. The race starts around 3:00 pm today. Go Anna!
Check out this Annabeth interview by girl-racing/kart-racing blogger, Liz Opatic, at GirlsRace2 . Annabeth discusses the early days of kart racing and gives advice and encouragement to young girls who share her racing dream.
Hi Guys! We are racing again this Sunday at Caraway Speedway, in the 100 Lap BK Auto Limited Late Model race. Last week we only got in about 15 laps there due to rain. Hopefully we’ll have clear skies and get to run all 100 laps in this special Sunday race. Hope to see you there!
Virginia Tech head baseball coach, Pete Hughes, is a friend of AB Motorsports. He instills in his team the importance of giving back, and each year the Hokie baseball players shave their heads to support and raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Between now and next Monday (10/8/12), we would LOVE Annabeth fans to contribute to this good cause. You don’t have to shave your head (!), but you can donate by clicking this link: http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/9105/2012 , then click the “Make A Donation” button, and follow the prompts. If you want to, you can put “Your Name + ABM” in the Recognition Information box, to let them know we are supporting them.
No donation is too small. As Coach Hughes tells his players, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” We are all truly blessed. To our almost 6,000 facebook fans, thank you for considering donating to this wonderful organization.
Read about Va Tech’s “Shave For The Brave” story here: http://www.hokiesports.com/baseball/recaps/20121003aaa.html and here: http://www.facebook.com/19Ways
Last Saturday, we got rained out at Caraway, so no racing. We are testing the car this week, and hope to be back at it again in 2 days. We’ll keep you posted!
Hey guys & girls, check out this great cause!
Come out Friday, Sept 14th to the Hickory Foundation YMCA and join me to support the Walk From Obesity.
Hey everybody! I’m going to be racing tonight at Hickory Motor Speedway! We’ll be running in the 35 lap limited late model race. We qualify around 5pm, there’s a fan meet-and-greet around 6pm, and racing starts at 7pm. The Limited race we will be in is the 3rd race of the night.
The car was beat up bad, but my dad has been working like crazy to get her back in top shape. We’re feeling good. As always, great thanks to all my sponsors, especially Liberty Buick GMC and Oz’s Jewelers. And of course, thanks to my dad and mom.
Check out the track’s website at http://www.hickorymotorspeedway.com . We are looking forward to going back to Hickory. Hope to see you out there!