On October 9, NASCAR returned to Charlotte Motor Speedway and I attended the Xfinity Series race. I saw my friends and watched an action-packed race that went down to the final laps.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series is a developmental racing series that is the minor leagues of the Cup Series. Up and comers can hone their skills by racing against certain veterans of the sport. This has been one of the greatest seasons of the sport, as the playoffs are open to us to decide who will be the champion.
Checking Out the Exhibits with iLevel®
Before the race started, I went to the plaza that had many exhibits and merchandise trailers. My Stretto Power Chair with iLevel® technology made the experience so much more enjoyable because I could interact and participate easily. Thanks to iLevel, I raised my power chair 12 inches and used the tablet to complete a survey. I won a free t-shirt!
Shopping for merchandise was easier with my power wheelchair because I could interact with the sellers and make my purchases. I even entered a contest to spin a wheel and win a prize. Since my arms are weak, I pulled right up to the wheel in my power wheelchair to give it a spin. I sadly didn’t win anything but it made me feel that I could do whatever I wanted.
Ordering Food with My Stretto
Getting food at the track was a breeze with my motorized wheelchair. I could order and grab my food without the hassle and worry of dropping it. The food was excellent and gave me the energy to get through the rest of the day.
Watching the Race
After some time in the plaza, I headed to my seat inside the track, which had a great view of turn one. We were in the heat of the action and it was great to hear the roar of the cars as they barreled down into the turn. With iLevel on my Stretto motorized wheelchair, I elevated above the crowd and could see perfectly as the cars passed us.
The race was a wild one, and as the laps were winding down, A.J. Allmendinger had pulled away from the pack. A caution with two laps to go made the competitors line up in a shootout to the finish. Rookie Sam Mayer and Allmendinger were head to head into the first turn, but the experience of Allmendinger was too much. He went on to achieve his fifth win of the season. Four drivers were sent home after the race as the championship contenders shrunk from 12 to eight. It was a great race that showed how competitive the field is as the season is close to the end.
I had a lot of fun going to the race, as the finish was worth the wait. It was a busy month of October for me, but the race was the highlight of my month, as I got to spend it watching the sport I love with some close friends. When NASCAR comes to Charlotte, it is always a must-see event in the birthplace of auto racing. I am excited for next year and with iLevel, I won’t miss a minute of it!
About Bryson Foster: Bryson is a Friend of Quantum and lives in North Carolina. He advocates and raises funds for the development of treatments for muscular dystrophy. He loves sports and cheers for his favorite basketball team, the North Carolina Tar Heels.
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