VRRROOOOMMMMM.... One of our most experienced real estate agents, Debra Leatham, is also a HUGE racing fan, and every March she camps out over several days at the big NASCAR event in Las Vegas. (Debra and her husband Jim are also avid Corvette enthusiasts, and he built a separate 4 car garage just for his "babies" that rivals anything in the NASCAR pits.) Over 100,000 other racing enthusiasts will also be in attendance, coming from all parts of the world for what is considered NASCAR's best annual competition.
Below is an email Debra sent me yesterday as she got ready for the day's races:
"We headed out on Tuesday with our RV to set up in the Turn1 RV lot. It is a reserved, dry camping spot and next to the race track. We have had a spot infield before, but it is too congested and there is no real way to see the race, so you still have to have tickets.
Our family and friends from Northern Utah make the trip down in their RV's as well, so it is a great way to spend quality time with them.
At the Neon Garage you are up close and personal to the racers and their crew as they work on preparing the cars for the race. We were there on Friday during Sprint Cup practice. Some favorites photos I took were of Danica Patrick, Clint Bower and local favorite Kyle Busch. (My niece got Sprint cup pole sitter Joey Logano's attention. He gave her a big hug, but we missed that photo opportunity.)
We are setting up breakfast complete with Bloody Mary's, getting ready for today's Nationwide Race and more practice sessions. Fun! Fun! Fun!"
(Debra neglected to mention that in between she is also jumping on and off her computer to make sure she stays in touch with her clients. I have seen them actually scold her for not taking the time off to totally enjoy herself.)
As for me, I will personally be rooting for Jimmy Johnson, arguably the best race car driver ever. I saw him win in 2010 here in Vegas, and he is my man. I have so much respect for the sport and the stamina and strength, both physically and mentally, since I did the Richard Petty Driving Experience on my 50th birthday (Please don't ask how long ago that birthday was!)
It was both thrilling and terrifying at the same time, and it takes a lot more physical strength than you would think to take the car around those turns at high speed. (Yes, that's me climbing into my race car. They had to get me a booster seat so my feet could reach the pedals.) No doubt about it, race car drivers have to be athletes in peak condition, even real estate agent wanna-be's!
Team Leader, The Tonnesen Team
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada
3185 St Rose Pkwy #100 Henderson, NV 89052
With over 30 years of experience helping families call Las Vegas "home!"
Related Blog Posts
by Lisa Alberian When my family decided to move to Las Vegas, we rented a house in a nice neighborhood. Since we didn’t know much about the area, we relied on our real estate agent’s knowledge to help us make decisions in addition to a lot of our own research. We were very fortunate to find a nice rental house in H...
The final quarter of 2017 was full of market-moving headlines, including a rise in the short-term Fed Funds Rate, which is the rate at which banks lend to one another overnight, along with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The tax bill energized markets, pushing U.S. Stocks to record highs. The rally was f...
Like the mythical Phoenix, Lake Las Vegas is rising from the ashes of the real estate melt down. Still the most unique and beautiful of any of the Las Vegas master planned communities, Lake Las Vegas stands like a Tuscan mirage in the middle of the desert, and once again new home builders are taking the plunge to put i...
There is no denying that when you're house hunting, the allure of new construction in Las Vegas is undeniable. The Las Vegas Valley currently boasts dozens of builders with over 1079 floor plans to choose from. While the average price range runs in the mid $300Ks there are Las Vegas New Construction houses available...
One of the most challenging aspects of the home-buying process is getting access to financing. Securing a loan can be even more difficult when you’re planning to build a house from the ground up instead of getting a mortgage to purchase an existing property. If you’re building instead of buying the home of...