“Grrrrrrr,” the engine roared as Max turned on his brand new 2018 Red Algeria. His car was metallic black and red with 18” inch wheels and a remote spoiler.
“Are you sure you are ready for this?” asked his Dad.
“l will be alright,” ensured Max. He had been waiting for this his whole life. Max was in the pit stop for his first Indie 500 against his rival, Renaldo.
“5 minutes to go,” shouted the commentator. Max was tense but full of hope.
“Racers to the starting line please,” shouted the old loud speaker once more.
Max and his Dad pushed the two-tone Algeria to the front of the car stack, luckily Renaldo was eight cars behind him, giving max the lead he wanted. The crowd was going wild as the commentator finally yelled, “3,2,1 GO!”
Max was off like a bull out of a gate, leaving the rest of the competition in his dust. Renaldo was creeping up from behind into second place. All of sudden he was neck and neck with Max. They battled it out for a good six laps and then just as Renaldo was just about to overtake him, Max saw his family jumping up and down in the crowd screaming and encouraging him from the stands. This encouragement gave him a sense of hope and pride that he knew he could beat Renaldo once and for all.
It came down to the final two laps, Max accelerated around the bend and left Renaldo showered in his dust, this allowed him to gain a great lead for the final lap. The crowd were screaming for Max, hoping he would win.
And he did. Coming around the last corner at 320 kilometres per hour Max won, and he won with a new world record.
Max was overwhelmed with his accomplishment and so was his family. He was the new world record holder for the fastest speed on the Indie 500 race track and the 2018 Indie 500 winner. After all the excitement, he went home to polish his trophy and decided to commit and train for his second big win.