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There's Nothing In Racing Simpler–or Harder–Than Driving a Sprint Car
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The wall around Turn 2 is just over waist high and about a foot thick. You do not want to hit the wall. Sounds simple. Yet just halfway through my 21st lap of this fifth-mile dirt oval—trapped in a crooked-cage phone booth of a sprint car with nothing but a narrow chicken-wire mesh screen ahead of me and a nearly horizontal steering wheel shaking on desiccated bushings somewhere near my knees—it becomes perfectly obvious that I am, indeed, going to hit the wall. When it comes to driving a sprint car, I have so far proven to be completely, almost hilariously, incompetent.
Don is the driver and owner of the his ci Chevy powered pavement sprint car. The Red No. Don is part of the Dietsch Racing Team with his brother Doug, you will often see them helping each other in the pits, as well as their respective families, friends, and crew. Don also wants to give special thanks to his Mom and Dad, and brother Doug Dietsch.