BUCK CREEK, Ind. (WLFI) - For Shari Wagner, watching her boys behind the wheel as they flyaround the racetrack is a mix of exhilaration and nervousness.
"There is a part of you that is really scared and there is apart of you that is really excited. And, part of you is saying gofaster and another part is saying be careful," Wagner said.
Shari is the mother of three kids; Nick, Julia, and Brandon.
She said she never expected her family to one day own a racingteam.
"This started as a fun thing on Friday, Saturday nights. We'd goout to the race tracks," Wagner said.
It was Shari's husband, John, who got the boys racing early ingo-cart races on dirt tracks around Tippecanoe County. The boyswere successful and expanded to midget racing. Soon the familyformed Wagner Racing.
"I don't think you start off thinking it is going to get thisbig but pretty soon it just gets bigger and bigger," Wagnersaid.
Nick does the national midget racing circuit and Brandon hasstepped up to race for Indy Lights. He will race at Carb Day in theFreedom 100 race. Wagner said she is proud of her boys but thenerves still get to her.
"I always say, 'I wish the guys would have taken up golf'. Thatwould have been good. But, I also know that they have really goodguys behind them and I think we have the best guys working with us.And I trust the guys, they know their limits," Wagner said.
Nick and Brandon said it is mom who helps keep the family going,with the bookkeeping, moral support, and full bellies.
"We've always traveled together, worked in the shop together,she's been making us lunch in the shop and been working in the shoplong hours. Dinners and lunches," Nick Wagner said.
Brandon said his mom is always supportive and goes to all of theraces. He said she is there to watch and help out with whatever isneeded. He said during the race time she falls back in the crowdand likes to watch her boys in action.
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