Talk about unpredictable! From green to checkered flag, Austin and his pit crew were in for an intense week of racing. Day 1: AOR got settled in at the pits (special thanks to John Wiegand for making sure everything made it safely!) and started getting race-ready. Day 2: With 3 new engines and a sleek black kart, Austin was eager to get out on the track for practice. Unfortunately, his kart wasn’t and even with a dedicated pit crew, he was only able to complete 1 out of 6 practices sessions. By the end of day 3, the crew figured out a faulty carburetor and engines lacking track time were the reasons things weren’t running as they should. Thanks to Aaron Abed and Chris Wheeler for their advice and Eric Snell for his spare supplies, we were able to install a new carb and get Austin back on the track. Feeling more confident with each lap, Austin finished the day in 12th place. Day 4: RACE DAY! While every other day had perfect weather, race day threw us another curve ball with off-and-on mist. And although Austin had never run on a wet track, he skillfully navigated the track, finishing the pre-race in 6th and ending the Daytona racing week in 5th place, on the podium! We couldn’t be more proud of Austin’s determination and hard work and would like to thank everyone who has supported Austin Olds Racing!