Driver have unique pre-race rituals: Prayer, haircuts, superstitions and animal sacrifice? - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Driver have unique pre-race rituals: Prayer, haircuts, superstitions and animal sacrifice?

Jeff Bernard, U-5: Haircut
"ABOUT EVERY TWO WEEKS I HAVE TO GET A HAIRCUT AND ALWAYS GET A HAIRCUT RIGHT BEFORE THE FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON. SO THAT S ABOUT THE ONLY THING I DO CONSISTENTLY"

Steve David, U-1: Prayer
"MINE S ACTUALLY PRAYER. I TRY TO GET CALM WITH THAT AND ASK FOR GUIDANCE AND ALL OF THAT AND FEEL REAL COMFORTABLE WHEN I GET IN THE COCKPIT"

Dave Villwock, U-16: If things are working, change nothing
"WE USE THE SAME TAPE THAT PUTS THE MICROPHONE ON, USE THE SAME HELMET, THE SAME SHOES, SAME DRIVER SUIT. WE CHANGE NOTHING BECAUSE WE RE ON A ROLL AND WE KNOW IT"

Ken Muscatel, U-25: Animal Sacrifice
"I ALSO SACRIFICE A LAMB EVERY TIME I GO OUT BECAUSE IT JUST HELPS WITH WHATEVER DEITIES ARE PAYING ATTENTION"

Umm... we hope Ken's kidding.

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