Becky gets the low down at the races

The dirt on the track.

I am not an expert at racing. Actually, I know nothing about racing, I never really knew what was going on. I don’t watch it  on TV, no one in my family follows racing or has the knowledge to explain what is happening and really it just made me dizzy….until tonight.

This rush can’t be felt anywhere else.

I went to the races at Estevan Motor Speedway recently. I have been before, but mainly to special event nights. The different types of races and points and heats and cars were all so confusing to me. Until l learned the ropes.

I was volunteering at the concession this past week. The other volunteers were sneaking out at each chance they could to catch a part of the race. Me, I said, “go ahead, I can man the booth.” Later I got to talking to someone about not knowing a thing about racing and he took me under his wing and explained the low down.

There are qualifying heats, different types of vehicles, races that add up to points within the season, different flags for cautions, and rules on getting the cars all lined up. He explained the scoreboard to me and the history of some of the racers. He hooked me on racing, and I soon found myself sneaking out to watch the show.

I love to drive fast, Curtis (the husband) likes to tell me to slow down. I get the need for speed. I get that rush. I wasn’t even driving and I found myself leaning around each turn with the car I was following.  

I loved working the concession too. I spoke with a lot of people from all across Saskatchewan and alot more from across the United States. These drivers and crews live and breathe the race life. I was talking about nails to a woman and she told me that she drives her own car but that night she was on pit crew. She travels across the country racing. Eat, sleep, step on the gas, is what her motto was. Now that’s a motto!

By talking to these racers I felt the community bond they must feel. They all know each other, they all joke and laugh together, eat together, but when on the track, its’ game on.

I did tell a driver that if I was out there on the track I might give him a run for his money. HA! I better not take up racing since #mummawins at everything.

Get out there and #ExperienceEstevan


Special Race Nights

The Estevan Motor Speedway is home to special race nights. Demolition Derbies, Crash to Pass nights, etc.. So much fun!!


The People

The people are  who make this organization happen. I loved listening to the passion in the volunteers voices when telling me about their role within the organization. They are all heart sprinkled with a bit of adrenaline rush.


The Fans

I have to stay the fans of racers are extreme. They come prepared with clothing for all types of weather, hail, dirt, wind, rain maybe even the S word (Snow).  Sitting in the stands watching them clap, wave their arms, shout and holler for their favourite racer  makes the Motor Speedway magnificent.

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Rebecca Westling
Rebecca Westling
I have four kids ranging from ages 2-14 and a husband that works in the agricultural field. Our family is very busy, but we always make time to slow down and enjoy the little things.