The Valpo Core Reader


Teria Blagg

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Process Analysis Essay

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A love for drag racing may be an acquired taste, but I was born with the love. Since the year I was born, every summer weekend and every Labor Day weekend has been spent at Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, Wisconsin. The race track is located a mere twenty-five minutes from my city, so it becomes my summer home. The dragway draws in different types of people, depending on the show, but there is always the regular crowd, which for the past eighteen years included me, my father, and my brother. Many people can merely see the races, but there is a unique atmosphere at the track which continues to entice me.