A family prepares for their pace lap

Published: May. 24, 2020 at 9:28 PM CDT
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A family-owned motorsports watches its 2nd generation of racers make their debut on the racetrack. Crocker Motor Sports competes in different races throughout the year. This year, the family is racing for the gold at the Intermountain Speedway in Cheyenne.

The race track preached to the families and friends in attendance to practice social distancing. Over the past two weeks, the race track managed to sell out back to back weekends. They were proving that people are ready to return to normalcy.

Saturday night at the races, the Crocker Family saw both 23, Colton Crocker and 12, Gracie, made their first appearances at the InterMountain Speedway qualifiers.

For a sport that is male dominant, and only seen the likes of Danica Patrick, succeed in the sport of racing. Gracie Crocker says she is looking to compete at a high level versus the boys.

"I need to do even better than the boys and not be intimidated by them. After going out with some of the faster guys, I think it boosted my confidence in going out there and getting my aggression level up."

Both of the racers said they wanted to carry on their family legacy when they started their engines Saturday night.

According to the Crew Chief, racing is in this family's blood.

The Crocker Sports team says it is looking forward to getting three generations of Andretti's on track.

"To this day, my Grandpa is in the Colorado Motorsports Hall Of fame. I grew up watching my Dad drive. So I got into racing just for the love of the sport," Colton Crocker said.

Crocker Motorsports rips the speedways a few times a year racing for the gold, and As all race enthusiasts love to say, "life is better at the races."

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