Something was missing
when Pete Berner, Pro Stock driver, arrived for Winner’s Circle photos following
his victory at the IHRA Torco Race Fuels Presidents Cup Nationals at the Budd’s
Creek facility several weeks ago. He searched high and low throughout the
Maryland International Raceway property, but to no avail.
Berner had planned to
present this missing individual member the winner’s trophy, because this one
individual had made that much of a difference in his heart.
The interesting part,
this individual was not an integral member of the crew.
In fact, she had
become a part of the crew only the day before and only by a twist of fate. The
unfortunate part of the entire story, Berner hasn’t seen or heard from his
newest crew member since that Saturday meeting.
Berner had just run a
6.294 elapsed time at 221.74 miles per
hour to claim the third spot in one of the quickest-ever IHRA Torco’s
CompetitionPlus.com Pro Stock field during Saturday