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On Freaky Friday I saved my life
So, here we are at week 3 of @pete's Freaky Friday Post. I can't find a better and more fun contest on Scorum right now, so I guess the surprising thing is that we don't have more people entering the contest. Unbelievably, I was the only entrant in week 1 and week 2, and so actually won by default each week, with SCR winnings of 67SCR and 28SCR respectively. So come on, give me some competition this week for the grand prize. Everyone is a winner Yep, you heard right, even if you don't win, you will get upvotes from @pete, which is worth a lot, as well as some of his friends, and I will also upvote you. Let's get this contest going folks - it deserves a loyal following. Ok how do I enter? It's easy, just head on over here and follow the easy instructions and away you go, all you need is a little bit of imagination regarding the image below. Who is that guy in the Go Kart? That's me Alan Freeman, 2024 Formula One World Drivers' Champion. I became the youngest ever Grand Prix winner in the Australian Grand Prix that year on my eighteenth birthday, and that was the first of many records that I broke that year. I was behind the wheel of a car before I could even walk, as my Dad was a racing car fanatic and a mechanic, so I spent my early years watching cars, cleaning car, fixing cars and eventually driving cars. I got my first Go Kart when I was eight years old, and like a kid who loves football, I was seldom seen out of the Go Kart, we were inseparable. It soon became clear to my Dad and his friends that I had natural ability, coupled with fearlessness and a steely will. In 2018, I was ready to enter my first race, however local laws prevented me getting a Go Kart license until I was 14, so such was my Dad's belief in me, that he flew me to Luxembourg where the law allowed 12 year olds to get a license. Now, I had my Go Kart license, so I could enter my first official race. I remember sitting in my Kart on the grid for that first race, and you'd think I would be nervous, as I was surrounded by boys who were much older than me, but it didn't faze me one little bit, I wanted to win, and win I did. I entered 14 races that first year and won 13 of them, my engine blew in the race I failed to win. The sky was the limit now, or so it seemed, but as I look back now, I realise that I was never happier than in those early days of pure innocence in my Go Kart. Then something profound happened to me, and you might want to sit down to hear about it. I'm sure you're familiar with the story of Scrooge who is visited by 3 ghosts, Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas yet to come. Well, I was visited by a similar vision of a time yet to come, which projected 10 years into my future. I saw the glory and record breaking in 2024, followed up by another title in 2027, a serious injury struck in 2028 and I struggled to get back to my best form thereafter. The fame and limelight had begun to take a toll by the early 2030s, and drink and drugs were now a staple in my life. I had succumbed to the playboy lifestyle. I had the money and power to do whatever I wanted, with whoever I wanted whenever I wanted, and I began down a very dangerous path. Then at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2034, i was involved in a life changing accident. I had partied hard the night before the race and the corner seemed to just come out of nowhere. The car flipped and everything went black. When I woke up a week later, I could barely talk and I couldn't move my legs. That's when the vision ended, the last enduring image was of a wheelchair. I was then given this one time option: go back to 2018 and start again, or stay put in 2024 as World Champ. That's when I decided that the fame and the glory were not for me and found myself back in 2018. I went onto be the most successful Go Kart driver of all time, and people the world over would discuss at length what I could have done in the higher levels of motor sport had I given it a go. Some said I could have been a World Champion, if only they knew the full story. I know what I could have done, but I also know where that road ended. I guess the fame and fortune are not for everybody, and you know the garage is doing pretty damn good since I took over from my Dad and I've never been happier. You can almost see my smile through the helmet. The End Here is that link again folks - go on, give it a go. https://scorum.com/en-us/other/@pete/welcome-to-freaky-friday-october-12th As always, thanks for reading. Peace Out.