Sportsman Blog: Hannah Line Sums Up NHRA Brainerd

70918772_2489134894516655_6207827819901222912_oHey all! Very sorry for the delay in getting my blog out on the Brainerd Nationals. It was quite the weekend! Things started out well in qualifying, however, I bowed out in the first round of class to the eventual D/SA class winner, Tracy Fairchild.

Eliminations started Friday morning and my first round opponent was Tracy again. I had my game face ready and was .008 on the starting line. It gave me a little bit of an advantage. I went on to win two rounds Saturday before facing Tyler Wudarczyk in the fourth and final round for Saturday. If you know Tyler, he is an amazing racer. I left the starting line and my win light was on. WE WERE RACING SUNDAY!

I wish that I could describe the feeling of racing on Sunday at a national event. It was really cool to see that three of the four semi-finalists were racing on Sunday at a national event for the first time. It was great to see one of us 3 make it to the finals and win. This win was a very special one for Chris Knudsen and his family.

Chris was my opponent in the semifinals match up. I turned it -.015 red to his -.020 red. It was such an emotional loss, but I had nothing to be ashamed of. I was, and am, so proud of the way I drove that weekend. After struggling with my driving for a season or so, it really helped to boost my confidence.

Coming off my performance at the Brainerd Nationals, I felt very confident going into my last few races of the 2019 season. We’ve finished our season now, and I believe I will be a spectator for the rest of the year as I recently started school.

Thank you to all the people that reached out to me following the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd. Your kind words were much appreciated!

Follow Hannah at Facebook.com/hannah.5210 and on Instagram @hannahline.5210

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