Racers Proud to be Americans On Days Such as This
Short Trackers Reflect on the Death of Osama Bin Laden
A Speed51.com Exclusive
"As an American, I can sleep easier and wake up in the morning having a little less to worry about today.  This is definitely a good thing.  This is a good sign of the American way and I’m really proud to live in America."
– Brandon McReynolds, Late Models/ARCA

"Everything went our way at the racetrack on Sunday, but when I heard what happened on the news this morning, I felt a great feeling of emotion and pride to finally get him.  I think this is a great justification to the people who were affected by the things that he did.  I hope this is a sign of our economy turning around too."
– Bobby Santos III, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

"In my opinion, they should’ve just taken him alive, then helped our national debt by charging 10 bucks a whack with whatever weapon you want to take one good crack at him.  Maybe one for $10 or three for $20.  I think that’d close up the deficit pretty good.  He put all the other people through miserable deaths, so I don’t see why we shouldn’t do the same for him.  People would line up from Washington D.C. to Florida to have a shot at him."
– Corey LaJoie, NASCAR K&N East

"It’s really cool.  I was on the way home from Salem when I was reading Twitter about what had happened.  I looked over to Billy (Venturini) and he said, ‘Oh yeah!’  I had no idea while we were driving home, but I know that this is a really good thing for our country."
– Brennan Poole, UARA/ARCA

"Today is so special to be united as a nation, and feel proud about America, days like this will be remembered forever."
– Erik Jones, CRA/JEGS All Stars Tour

"Today is a day we shall all remember for the current symbol of terrorism has been destroyed.  9-11 is my birthday so I will never forget."
– Derrick Griffin, CRA Super Series

"Waking up and hearing the historic news makes me feel blessed to be an American.  I'm proud to live in a country where our government and all of our troops sacrifice so much to protect our daily freedoms. God bless our troops and God bless the USA."
– Coleman Pressley, NASCAR K&N East

"I think today brings a lot of closure to the families that lost loved ones on 9/11. It's a big win for America and our military. I am also very proud of the fact the team on this particular mission is from Virginia Beach, my hometown. I do not feel it should become an American holiday, but this is a big step in the war against terror and bringing peace not only in America, but across the globe."
– C.E. Falk, Late Models

"An event like this brings a great mix of emotions to everyone in the United States.  Many are celebrating the great work that the United States Intelligence and military has accomplished by not losing focus with their goal.  At the same time, there is solace as we remember what happened on 9/11 as many of us lost family and friends on that tragic day. 

The death of Osama Bin Laden brings comfort to all of us, and the end to this person who brought so much death and destruction around the world.

At the same time, we cannot put our guard down, but stay focused on the protection of the United States so that all of us can enjoy the freedoms offered. Our focus is what makes the United States stronger and allows us all to enjoy the great freedom we have all fought so hard for and one we must constantly protect.
We should all be proud of who we are and what we represent."
– Dennis Huth, President, ASA Racing

"There is some small amount of closure and justice to all the 9/11 victims, family members, friends and everyone who watched the devastation on that day that no one will ever forget.  We drive around or through New York City often and each time I still notice the empty spaces in the skyline where the Twin Towers once stood.  We lost a lot of innocent people that day including many of the FDNY and the NYPD.  Our heroes are dealing with many health issues now that were caused from the catastrophe.  It took almost 10 years, but America did find him."
– Justin Bonsignore, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour

"The wound from 9/11 from never had a chance to completely heal.   Now that he's been taken down we can make better progress in healing.  It was nice to see people rally in front of the White House.  Unification is our strength."
-  Tim Bryant, Promoter, Five Flags Speedway

"I feel that sometimes, as Americans we can get lost in the day to day and forget to pause and think about what makes this country great.  But after something so significant as what we learned today happens we can all come together and celebrate as one."
– Jeff Choquette, Super Late Models

"I'm very proud of all the men and women that risk their lives every single day to keep us safe.  They have the most difficult job there is and I'm very grateful.  It is a great feeling knowing that they are doing all they can for our country to keep us safe, and today is proof that all the hard work is paying off."
– Ross Kenseth, ASA Midwest Tour

"Today in American history is a monumental day because all of the effort our troops have fought for us to have our freedom and security, and this is why I am proud to call America my home. God bless all of the troops and their families."
– Tim Russell, Super Late Models

"Everyday I wake up, go to work at the race and completely take for granted all the freedoms I have by being an American.  Today I walk through the shop with my head held high with pride, praising God for all the people who have fought and continue fighting for our great nation.  Thank you to everyone who allows me to live my dreams day in and day out."
– Daniel Hemric, Super Late Models

"It's nice to know that Justice was served for all those victims of 9-11."
– Bobby Measmer, Jr., Late Models