When dealing with some
of the many challenges that life presents, I always try to keep one thing in
mind: make the best of what today brings, because one never knows what’s coming
around the corner.
Hello, readers of The Racing Experts! I’m Kevin Colley and I am the newest member of The Racing Experts writing staff. As time goes on, I will be giving my analysis and opinions of some of the most intriguing storylines in NASCAR and ARCA racing while also giving you, the readers, an opportunity to read about some of the younger up-and-coming drivers in the sport that may not be profiled as much by the national media outlets that we all tune into on an everyday basis.
However, before I get into any of those topics, I must tell you a little bit about myself. I was born on July 16th, 1992 in Portsmouth, Ohio, which is a decently-sized town of about 20,000 individuals bordering the Ohio River.
I was officially adopted 12 hours later by the kindest, most caring family a person could ever hope to have and proceeded to settle in with them in the town over the next five years, before moving across the river to Ashland, Kentucky, a town of an equal size about 40 miles away.
After moving to Ashland, my love for NASCAR really began to sprout, to the point where my parents bought blank VHS tapes (well before YouTube ever existed!) at my behest, so that I could tape races by the bucket load and watch them later when I pleased. It didn’t matter what it was – Winston Cup, Busch, Craftsman Truck, ARCA, Goody’s Dash or even the classic Thrills and Spills tapes shown by ESPN at the end of the year – I was taping them.
As I grew up, met different people, and experienced different lessons over the course of my lifetime, I started to develop a greater interest for all sports in general. That was especially true with basketball and football, the latter of which I played from third grade through my senior year of high school (albeit unsuccessfully). However, through playing sports, I realized that I wanted to be involved with the field in some way, shape, or form, and since I knew that I would never become a professional athlete of some kind, I began to explore my sports interest in the way that I knew best – through writing and journalism.
That has led me to where I am today, a senior at Shawnee State University in my hometown of Portsmouth, Ohio (where I am a Sport Management major) with dreams that are being realized right in front of my very eyes. So if you ever come across a time in your life when you begin to feel like the work that you are doing isn’t worth it, do not fret, because chances are high that an opportunity is waiting for you just around the corner.