Baseball and drag racing the perfect slice of American pie for Langdon
The real reason Shawn Langdon is heading to the Denver area this weekend is to race the Lucas Oil/Speedco Top Fuel dragster in the Mopar Mile High NHRA Nationals, but the highlight will likely be crossing Coors Field off his Major League Baseball bucket list.
"I haven't been to Coors Field yet and I'm excited," said Langdon, who admits to once having Major League Baseball aspirations. "I've seen the stadium a lot on TV and it's beautiful. Eventually I want to see them all, so it's good to have another one to check out first hand."
Langdon has the Lucas Oil dragster ninth in the class standings, 11 points behind teammate Morgan Lucas for eighth. Langdon said it doesn't take much for him to get pumped up about racing at Bandimere Speedway.
"It's where I won the Junior Dragster national championship in 1997," Langdon said. "It always brings back good memories. The Bandimere family always puts on a great race. They are special people."
Racing in the thin Rocky Mountain air is always the biggest obstacle on Denver, and Langdon knows it's all about making the right calls.
"You've got to change everything to go run up there," Langdon said. "We've made good runs there in the past, but it's always a learning curve racing there."
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