Drag Racers Go Straight

BY JULIE JORDAN

I was thrilled to see Patrick Joffrion profiled in the article “ Off the Beaten Path ” ( JofA , Jul.04, page 49). Pat and I share a common bond of being CPAs and drag racers. After years of seeing him at various tracks in the country, I was pleased to attend an event at his track this past April. His first comment to me when he saw me was, “See, I scheduled the race for after April 15 so you could attend.”

There is one error with the article, however. A drag strip is not oval; it’s a 1320-foot (quarter mile) straight track whereby the first to the finish line is the winner. It’s usually joked that drag racers don’t know how to turn.

Thanks again for the great article.

Julie Jordan, CPA
Modesto, California

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