All Good Things Must Come to an End

By Susan Phillips

In a few hours our 2021 racing travel season will come to a close. The Bommarito Auto Group 500 usually signals the last race we attend for the year. I will be envious of the people we see at Portland, Laguna Seca, and Long Beach, but I’m not entirely sure I am up for cross-country flying and being race-ready when we arrive. I have done well to go to three consecutive races in a row!

I want to thank all of those at the various tracks that know of my health situation for the past year, and they have bent over backwards to accommodate me.

To make a short story long (as I do) I will miss our racing family and the adrenaline of being at a track when cars are running. I’m running low on hotel points also, as I don’t travel for work anymore. In fact, I have just about turned into a hermit—you know it’s bad when you have a doctor appointment and you are trying to decide what outfit to wear.

I have a tendency to talk people’s ears off as many of you know who have seen me at the track. This is my social life—racing, so forgive me if I’ve run into you at a track and probably shared too much information with you. My son lives with us and he barely talks on a good day, so I am starved for conversation. Social media keeps me informed about what’s going on in people’s lives, but it’s just not the same as face to face contact. As I sit here wearing a mask—I hope we get to the point where we can gather without them.

As usual, I have been out and about taking photos of the people I see at the track every race and I am pleased to share them with you. I will miss taking the photos and being at the track. Thank you for reading our posts and taking time out of your day.

palou practice




ganassi auto


jake and ryan







rick mears

the kanaans 2

One Response to “All Good Things Must Come to an End”

  1. Susan – Thank you! I love all the photos (great Mears shot) and appreciate your skill as a photographer. I miss going to races and am not sure right now if I am even going to my local one this time. Hopefully, I will see you both at a race next year.

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