One of our fellow writers here is having an important celebration this week. He's a great writer, a great person, and a great friend to all who know him.
Most of us look forward to his insights, wisdom, and fairness that stretch well beyond his years. His 'Speeding Bullets' column has become must reading for all discerning NASCAR fans at foxsports.com.
As his profile says, Just call him Gonger. He's been writing his blogs here for a year now, and I'm proud of how far he's advanced with his writing. He's already surpassed most of us, including yours truly.
The big day? Oh yeah, Gonger is turning 16. That's a big one for anyone, especially a race fan.
This is one of the first big steps down the road of life, Gonger. There will be several more that are more important. Enjoy life as it comes to you. One day you'll look back and these carefree times will be the good old days. You have your whole life in front of you....don't grow up too fast.
Happy Birthday, brother!