Racing in Tennessee

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Bristol, Tennessee for the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals and what a great race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.81) vs #16 Terry Totten (6.89), #2 Tony Schumacher (3.83) vs #15 Terry McMillen (4.72), #3 Antron Brown (3.83) vs #14 Richie Crampton (4.62), #4 Scott Palmer (3.86) vs #13 Bill Litton (4.11), #5 Brittany Force (3.87) vs #12 Doug Kalitta (4.09), #6 Steve Torrence (3.87) vs #11 Shawn Reed (4.01), #7 Dom Lagana (3.88) vs #10 Pat Dakin (4.00) and #8 Mike Salinas (3.91) vs #9 Leah Pritchett (4.00). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (4.01) and Mike Salinas  (4.02), Scott Palmer (4.01) and Doug Kalitta (3.99), Tony Schumacher (3.91) and Pat Dakin (4.01) and Antron Brown (3.89) and Steve Torrence (3.97). The semifinals were Mike Salinas (4.03) vs Scott Palmer (4.06) and Tony Schumacher (4.02) vs Steve Torrence (4.23). The finals featured Mike Salinas (4.04) and the Scrappers Racing team, his first final, and Tony Schumacher (4.03) and the US Army team. With the winner being Tony Schumacher (3.94). This is Tony’s first win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.99) vs #16 Jonnie Lindberg (4.77), #2 JR Todd (4.07) vs #15 Del Worsham (4.33), #3 Robert Hight (4.07) vs #14 Jeff Diehl (4.29), #4 Bob Tasca (4.07) vs #13 Tim Wilkerson (4.26), #5 Cruz Pedregon (4.10) vs #12 Jim Campbell (4.21), #6 John Force (4.11) vs #11 Ron Capps (4.19), #7 Jack Beckman (4.13) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (4.19) and #8 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.16) vs #9 Matt Hagan (4.18). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Courtney Force (4.16) and Tommy Johnson Jr (4.25), Bob Tasca (4.13) and Cruz Pedregon (4.58), JR Todd (4.21) and Jack Beckman (4.28) and Robert Hight (4.75) and Ron Capps (4.24). The semifinals were Courtney Force (4.19) vs Bob Tasca (4.23) and JR Todd (4.20) vs Ron Capps (4.20). The finals featured Bob Tasca (4.21) and the Ford team and Ron Capps (4.24) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Ron Capps (4.23). This is Ron’s first win of the season and the first DSR double up of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.67) vs #16 Wally Stroupe (7.55), #2 Jeg Coughlin (6.68) vs Tommy Lee (7.01), #3 Drew Skillman (6.68) vs #14 Alan Prusiensky (6.86), #4 Tanner Gray (6.68) vs #13 John Gaydosh (6.80), #5 Alex Laughlin (6.69) vs #12 Tim Freeman (6.74), #6 Jason Line (6.70) vs #11 Erica Enders (6.71), #7 Deric Kramer (6.70) vs #10 Chris McGaha (6.70) and #8 Vincent Nobile (6.70) vs #9 Bo Butner (6.70). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.71) and Vincent Nobile (6.73), Tanner Gray (6.75) and Tim Freeman (6.78), Jeg Coughlin (6.71) and Chris McGaha (6.73) and Drew Skillman (6.71) and Erica Enders (6.72). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.72) vs Tanner Gray (6.78) and Jeg Coughlin (6.74) vs Drew Skillman (6.72). The finals featured Greg Anderson (6.76) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Jeg Coughlin (6.75) and the JEGS team. With the winner being Jeg Coughlin (6.70). This is Jeg’s second win of the season.

The next race will be the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals June 21-24 in Norwalk, Ohio.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

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Father’s Day cocktails

Hi everyone,

As Father’s Day is this Sunday, I thought I would do a post with cocktails that are perfect for the occasion. Most dads are probably going to be happy with just having their favorite beverage, but it never hurts to have options, especially if you’re having a party.

The first drink we have is the Kentucky Mule, it’s a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, and this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite bourbon
  • Ginger beer
  • 1/2 of a lime, sliced
  • Mint sprigs

What you do:

  • Take your glass and fill it with crushed ice. Then squeeze the lime wedge over the ice.
  • Add the bourbon and fill the glass the rest of the way with the ginger beer.
  • Stir so it’s well combined and garnish with the other lime wedge and the mint sprigs.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have a classic and something I’ve actually never had, an Old Fashioned. This recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Water
  • Orange peel
  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • Ice

What you do:

  • Add the sugar, bitters and dash of water to the glass and stir until sugar is dissolved. The recommended glass for this drink is a rocks glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice, add the bourbon and stir to combine all of the flavors.
  • Garnish with an orange peel.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Moving on we have Mojitos, you can do a million different flavored Mojitos, but for this occasion I like the classic. This recipe makes 2-4 drinks.

What you need:

  • 1 cup of lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of mint leaves
  • 1/2-3/4 cup of simple syrup
  • 3/4-1 cup of white or light rum, whichever you prefer
  • Ice
  • Club soda

What you do:

  • In a small pitcher combine the lime juice and mint. Use a muddler to crush the mint into the lime juice, then add the simple syrup and rum to the pitcher.
  • Fill pitcher 2/3 of the way full with ice and stir.
  • Fill the individual glasses about halfway with ice, then pour in the mojito mixture until the glass is about 2/3 of the way full and top with the club soda.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is the James Bond Martini. And this recipe makes one drink.

What you need:

  • 3 ounces of gin
  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth
  • Lemon peel

What you do:

  • In a cocktail shaker combine the gin, vodka and dry vermouth and shake well.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a large piece of lemon peel.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these cocktails tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram. And if you’re still looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift I’ll link my gift guide post from last year below.

Until next time, enjoy your drinks and have a happy Father’s Day :).

-K

Father’s Day Gift Guide post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/fathers-day-gift-guide-2017/

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Racing in Virginia

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Richmond, Virginia for the NHRA Virginia Nationals and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Tony Schumacher (3.77), #2 Brittany Force (3.80) vs #15 Bill Litton, #3 Terry McMillen (3.81) vs #14 Terry Haddock (4.24), #4 Doug Kalitta (3.82) vs #13 Dan Mercier (3.94), #5 Leah Pritchett (3.83) vs #12 Clay Millican (3.90), #6 Steve Torrence (3.83) vs #11 Scott Palmer (3.89), #7 Mike Salinas (3.84) vs #10 Antron Brown (3.87) and #8 Richie Crampton (3.86) vs #9 Dom Lagana (3.86). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Tony Schumacher (3.82) and Richie Crampton (3.87), Doug Kalitta (3.93) and Leah Pritchett (4.63), Bill Litton (4.02) and Antron Brown (3.86) and Terry McMillen (3.94) and Steve Torrence (3.81). The semifinals were Richie Crampton (3.80) vs Doug Kalitta (3.81) and Antron Brown (3.86) vs Steve Torrence (3.79). The finals featured Doug Kalitta (4.00) and the Mac Tools team and Steve Torrence (3.87) and the Capco team. With the winner being Steve Torrence (3.81). This is Steve’s fourth win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.98) vs #16 Jeff Diehl (4.28), #2 Robert Hight (4.03) vs #15 Cruz Pedregon (4.15), #3 Ron Capps (4.03) vs #14 Tim Wilkerson (4.15), #4 JR Todd (4.04) vs #13 Bob Tasca (4.11), #5 Jack Beckman (4.05) vs #12 Del Worsham (4.11), #6 Jonnie Lindberg (4.05) vs #11 Matt Hagan (4.08), #7 John Force (4.06) vs #10 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.08) and #8 Jim Campbell (4.07) vs #9 Shawn Langdon (4.08). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Courtney Force (4.20) and Jim Campbell (4.21), JR Todd (4.42) and Del Worsham (4.82), Cruz Pedregon (4.25) and John Force (4.14) and Tim Wilkerson (4.13) and Jonnie Lindberg (4.09). The semifinals were Courtney Force (3.97) vs JR Todd (4.07) and John Force (4.09) vs Tim Wilkerson (4.01). The finals featured Courtney Force (4.06) and the Advanced Auto Parts team and John Force (4.07) and the Peak team. With the winner being Courtney Force (4.03). This is Courtney’s fourth win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.57) vs #16 Tommy Lee (6.95), #2 Bo Butner (6.57) vs #15 Wally Stroupe (6.76), #3 Jeg Coughlin (6.57) vs John Gaydosh (6.72), #4 Vincent Nobile (6.58) vs #13 Val Smeland (6.68), #5 Tanner Gray (6.58) vs #12 Kenny Delco (6.65), #6 Chris McGaha (6.59) vs #11 Buddy Perkinson (6.62), #7 Alex Laughlin (6.59) vs #10 Erica Enders (6.60) and #8 Jason Line (6.59) vs #9 Drew Skillman (6.59). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.61) and Drew Skillman (6.63), Vincent Nobile (6.62) and Tanner Gray (6.63), Bo Butner (6.63) and Erica Enders (6.66) and Jeg Coughlin (6.61) and Chris McGaha (6.63). The semifinals were Drew Skillman (6.61) vs Tanner Gray (6.59) and Erica Enders (6.78) vs Chris McGaha (6.60). The finals featured Tanner Gray (6.63) and the Gray Motorsports team and Erica Enders (6.63) and the Elite Motorsports team. With the winner being Tanner Gray (6.59). This is Tanner’s second win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Hector Arana Jr (6.79) vs #16 Kelly Clontz (6.96), #2 Andrew Hines (6.83) vs #15 Hector Arana (6.96), #3 Matt Smith (6.83) vs #14 Cory Reed (6.93), #4 Eddie Krawiec (6.85) vs #13 Mark Paquette (6.93), #5 LE Tonglet (6.85) vs #12 John Hall (6.92), #6 Jerry Savoie (6.86) vs #11 Jim Underdahl (6.92), #7 Scotty Pollacheck (6.87) vs #10 Joey Gladstone (6.88) and #8 Steve Johnson (6.88) vs #9 Angie Smith (6.88). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Hector Arana Jr (6.86) and Angie Smith (6.90), Eddie Krawiec (6.93) and LE Tonglet (6.88), Andrew Hines (6.88) and Scotty Pollacheck (6.93) and Matt Smith (6.87) and Jerry Savoie (6.88). The semifinals were Hector Arana Jr (6.84) vs LE Tonglet (6.87) and Andrew Hines (6.85) vs Matt Smith (6.88). The finals featured LE Tonglet (6.84) and the Nitrofish team and Andrew Hines (6.92) and the Vance and Hines Harley Davidson team. With the winner being LE Tonglet (6.84). This is LE’s first win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals June 15-17 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

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Racing in Chicago

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Chicago, Illinois for the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals and what a race it was.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Steve Torrence (3.67) vs #16 Luigi Novelli (3.98), #2 Brittany Force (3.72) vs #15 Kyle Wurtzel (3.97), #3 Tony Schumacher (3.74) vs #14 Billy Torrence (3.90), #4 Clay Millican (3.75) vs #13 Pat Dakin (3.84), #5 TJ Zizzo (3.77) vs #12 Scott Palmer (3.83), #6 Blake Alexander (3.78) vs #11 Richie Crampton (3.81), #7 Antron Brown (3.78) vs #10 Leah Pritchett (3.79) and #8 Doug Kalitta (3.78) vs #9 Terry McMillen (3.79). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Luigi Novelli (4.00) and Doug Kalitta (3.97), Clay Millican (3.75) and Scott Palmer (3.78), Kyle Wurtzel (3.92) and Leah Pritchett (3.76) and Billy Torrence (3.78) and Blake Alexander (3.77). The semifinals were Doug Kalitta (3.93) vs Clay Millican (3.96) and Leah Pritchett (3.92) vs Blake Alexander (3.83). The finals featured Clay Millican (3.78) and the Great Clips/Parts Plus team and Leah Pritchett (3.83) and the Papa Johns team. With the winner being Clay Millican (3.89). This is Clay’s second win of the season.

Next we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Matt Hagan (3.91) vs #16 Jonnie Lindberg (4.46), #2 Ron Capps (3.92) vs #15 Justin Schriefer (4.15), #3 Jack Beckman (3.94) vs #14 Dale Creasy Jr (4.11), #4 Courtney Force (3.96) vs #13 Jim Campbell (4.08), #5 Cruz Pedregon (3.96) vs #12 Robert Hight (4.07), #6 John Force (3.97) vs #11 Tim Wilkerson (4.05), #7 Shawn Langdon (3.98) vs #10 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.01) and #8 Bob Tasca (3.98) vs #9 JR Todd (4.00). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Matt Hagan (4.01) and Bob Tasca (4.02), Courtney Force (4.10) and Robert Hight (4.35), Ron Capps (4.09) and Shawn Langdon (4.47) and Jack Beckman (4.21) and John Force (4.05). The semifinals were Bob Tasca (4.08) vs Robert Hight (4.06) and Ron Capps (4.10) vs John Force (4.20). The finals featured Robert Hight (4.07) and the AAA team and Ron Capps (4.05) and the NAPA Auto Parts team. With the winner being Robert Hight (4.07). This is Robert’s first win of the season.

Moving on we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Greg Anderson (6.54) vs #16 Dave River (6.95), #2 Tanner Gray (6.55) vs #15 Wally Stroupe (6.81), #3 Matt Hartford (6.55) vs #14 Mark Hogan (6.80), #4 Jason Line (6.56) vs #13 Tim Freeman (6.62), #5 Vincent Nobile (6.56) vs #12 Chris McGaha (6.60), #6 Jeg Coughlin (6.57) vs #11 Alex Laughlin (6.58), #7 Erica Enders (6.58) vs #10 Drew Skillman (6.58) and #8 Deric Kramer (6.58) vs #9 Bo Butner (6.58). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Greg Anderson (6.57) and Deric Kramer (6.58), Jason Line (6.57) and Vincent Nobile (6.57), Tanner Gray (6.57) and Erica Enders (6.58) and Matt Hartford (6.57) and Jeg Coughlin (6.56). The semifinals were Greg Anderson (6.61) vs Vincent Nobile (6.58) and Tanner Gray (6.60) vs Jeg Coughlin (6.56). The finals featured Greg Anderson (6.60) and the Summit Racing Equipment team and Jeg Coughlin (6.57) and the JEGS team. With the winner being Jeg Coughlin (6.57). This is Jeg’s first win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock Motorcycle, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Andrew Hines (6.84) vs #16 Cory Reed (7.03), #2 Hector Arana Jr (6.85) vs #15 Marc Ingwersen (7.02), #3 Eddie Krawiec (6.86) vs #14 Kelly Clontz (7.00), #4 Matt Smith (6.87) vs #13 Steve Johnson (6.98), #5 Jerry Savoie (6.88) vs #12 Jim Underdahl (6.97), #6 LE Tonglet (6.89) vs #11 Scotty Pollacheck (6.96), #7 Angie Smith (6.92) vs #10 Joey Gladstone (6.96) and #8 Hector Arana (6.93) vs #9 Ryan Oehler (6.94). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Andrew Hines (6.80) and Ryan Oehler (6.91), Matt Smith (6.78) and Jim Underdahl (6.88), Hector Arana Jr (6.83) and Angie Smith (6.82) and Eddie Krawiec (6.81) and LE Tonglet (6.82). The semifinals were Andrew Hines (6.81) vs Matt Smith (6.78) and Hector Arana Jr (6.79) vs LE Tonglet (6.80). The finals featured Matt Smith (6.79) and the Polaris Victory Magnum team and LE Tonglet (6.81) and the Nitrofish team. With the winner being Matt Smith (6.81). This is Matt’s first win of the season.

The next race will be the NHRA Virgina Nationals June 8-10 in Richmond, Virgina.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

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May favorites

Hi everyone,

Today, as it’s the 31st, I thought I would do my May favorites. This month feels like it flew by, I can’t believe tomorrow is June 1st. I have a pretty good mix of stuff this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting off with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my May Sephora Play Box and I will leave a link to that below if you haven’t read it. The theme this month was Beauty Goals. This month marked two years of Sephora Play, so they chose products that were beloved and have stood the test of time. My first favorite is the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper. I’m always down to try a new eyeliner and I really like this one. The applicator is thin so you get a really precise and clean line and it doesn’t smudge or transfer. I would definitely recommend it.

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My next favorite is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in Noir. This mascara is supposed to give your lashes mega volume without clumping and it does just that. I’m kind of picky with my mascaras and I have two that I already love and use, Too Faced Better Than Sex and Essence Cosmetics I Love Crazy Volume, but I really, really like this. It makes my lashes look a mile long and this will be a fixture in my makeup bag for the foreseeable future.

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And my last Sephora Play favorite is the YSL Black Opium perfume. I can’t even tell you how freaking good this smells. It’s very well balanced, it’s a mix of sweet, fresh and there’s a warmth to it. I would definitely say to smell this if you get the chance.

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My next favorite is a nail polish and it’s Sinful Colors 1702, Hush Money. It’s a metallic rose and it’s beautiful.

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Moving on, I have a food favorite and it’s David sunflower seeds, the ranch flavor. I’ve always loved seeds, and around this time of year I always have them in the pantry. I love them for not only watching and playing baseball but they’re a great snack period.

From food we go to racing. My racing favorite this month was the Indy 500. I’ve watched the 500 since I can remember, it’s one of my favorite Memorial Day weekend traditions. This was the 102nd running and it was incredibly exciting. Will Power ended up winning and I’m really happy for him, his family and Team Penske. Winning this race is a big deal and no small feat.

My second to last favorite is probably the most random thing in here and it’s Goop. If you don’t know, Goop is a multipurpose hand cleaner. My dad has always sworn by this, saying it works the best and it’s the only one you’ll ever need. And it is the only thing I use when I’m in the garage working on cars and my hands are just filthy. I’ve tried others, but in the end I came back to Goop. It’s not harsh on your hands, it smells good and it does a phenomenal job of removing the layers of whatever is on your hands so you’re not scrubbing with soap forever. It also gets stains out of clothes, over the weekend I got grease on my favorite pair of jeans and it got it right out.

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And my last favorite is a music favorite and it’s the Cream 2005 Reunion Concert it took place at Royal Albert Hall, May 2-3-5-6. Cream consists of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce (RIP) and Ginger Baker. They were one of the first rock supergroups, and while they weren’t around for very long originally, conflicts between Bruce and Baker, they made a huge impact. And around the time leading up to this concert there had been some things happen and it made Clapton think that they should get back together and put the past behind them before it was too late. And they did just that. I have both the DVD and CD versions of the concert and it is fantastic. It’s one of those things I can watch over and over, some of my favorite songs are Cream songs, and it makes me smile every time.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not, I’d love to know what your May favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great May :).

-K

May Sephora Play Post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/may-sephora-play-unboxing/

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May Sephora Play unboxing

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be unboxing my May Sephora Play Box. This month marks the two year anniversary of Sephora Play and with that in mind they chose the theme Beauty Goals. The products that were selected have been well loved and have stuck around. Basically there is no bad product. The bag itself is denim with red and white rope drawstrings and it says ‘Play!’ on the front in white lettering. I love the rope detail and the vintage/Americana feel of it.

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So the first product we have is the Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo. I have actually used this before and I loved it. It smells great, you get a nice volume from it and it doesn’t leave a residue like some dry shampoos can.

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The next product is the Sephora Collection Mud Mask Purifying and Mattifying. This mask has zinc and copper and is supposed to reduce blemishes without completely drying out your skin. I really like the sound of that, so I can’t wait to try it.

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Up next we have a classic of classics, Benefit the POREfessional Face Primer. This not only minimizes pores but it helps to control shine and keep you looking shine free all day. I love Benefit, this is a product I’ve used before and can’t wait to use again.

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Moving on, we have the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Trooper. I’ve always been a fan of Kat Von D Beauty, she has some amazing things in her range but beyond using a couple of her brushes and swatching some of the lipsticks I hadn’t really tried anything, so I’m excited to try this out. I’m always trying new eyeliners and I’ll definitely let you know what I think.

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The second to last product is Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in Noir. I have two mascaras that I rotate between, Too Faced Better Than Sex and Essence Cosmetics I Love Crazy Volume and I like the volume that they give. This is supposed to give lashes mega volume, so I’m interested to see how it compares. I’ll of course let you guys know.

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And last up we have the bonus product, this month it’s YSL Black Opium perfume. I can’t even tell you how good this smells. It’s the perfect blend of sweet with a hint of freshness and warmth. I will most definitely be purchasing a full size bottle of this and if you haven’t smelled this and you’re at a Sephora or any other store that sells it give it a smell. I should mention that it looks a little funny in the picture because on this small bottle you break the top off to open it and to close it you flip the top around and use it as a stopper. It’s a great and innovative design.

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That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys got any of the same products in your May Play Boxes let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did get.

Until next time, enjoy your products and I can’t wait to see what I get next month :).

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

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Racing in Kansas

Hi everyone,

This weeks race took us to Topeka, Kansas for the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals and what an interesting race it was. With rain all day Sunday, only the first two rounds were run and the last two were finished off today.

Starting with Top Fuel, the ladder looked like this; #1 Clay Millican (3.73) vs #16 Terry Totten (4.22), #2 Steve Torrence (3.74) vs #15 Terry Haddock (4.09), #3 Billy Torrence (3.76) vs #14 Kebin Kinsley (4.01), #4 Tony Schumacher (3.77) vs #13 Bill Litton (3.91), #5 Leah Pritchett (3.77) vs #12 Antron Brown (3.83), #6 Terry McMillen (3.79) vs #11 Mike Salinas (3.81), #7 Brittany Force (3.79) vs #10 Richie Crampton (3.81) and #8 Doug Kalitta (3.79) vs #9 Scott Palmer (3.80). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Clay Millican (3.78) and Doug Kalitta (3.77), Tony Schumacher (3.78) and Leah Pritchett (4.06), Steve Torrence (3.73) and Brittany Force (3.72) and Billy Torrence (3.73) and Terry McMillen (3.93). The semifinals were Clay Millican (3.72) vs Tony Schumacher (3.93) and Steve Torrence (3.68) vs Terry McMillen (3.78). The finals featured Clay Millican (3.67) and the Great Clips/Parts Plus team and Terry McMillen (3.75) and the Amalie Motor Oil team. With the winner being Clay Millican (3.72). This is Clay’s first win of the season.

Next up we have Funny Car, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Courtney Force (3.91) vs #16 Richard Townsend (4.24), #2 Jonnie Lindberg (3.96) vs #15 Jim Campbell (4.18), #3 Cruz Pedregon (3.98) vs #14 Robert Hight (4.16), #4 JR Todd (3.99) vs #13 Dale Creasy Jr (4.08), #5 Bob Tasca (4.00) vs #12 Jack Beckman (4.08), #6 Tommy Johnson Jr (4.00) vs #11 John Force (4.05), #7 Ron Capps (4.02) vs #10 Shawn Langdon (4.05) and #8 Matt Hagan (4.02) vs #9 Tim Wilkerson (4.04). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Courtney Force (5.32) and Matt Hagan (3.94), JR Todd (4.38) and Jack Beckman (4.77), Jonnie Lindberg (8.88) and Shawn Langdon (4.02) and Robert Hight (4.76) and Tommy Johnson Jr (3.95). The semifinals were Courtney Force (3.93) vs JR Todd (3.94) and Shawn Langdon (4.01) vs Robert Hight (3.92). The finals featured Courtney Force (3.89) and the Advanced Auto Parts team and her John Force Racing teammate Robert Hight (3.91) and the AAA team. With the winner being Courtney Force (3.92). This is Courtney’s third win of the season.

And finally we have Pro Stock, where the ladder looked like this; #1 Deric Kramer (6.61) vs #16 Will Hatcher (7.64), #2 Erica Enders (6.61) vs #15 Mark Hogan (6.88), #3 Greg Anderson (6.62) vs #14 Alan Prusiensky (6.71), #4 Chris McGaha (6.62) vs #13 Richard Freeman (6.68), #5 Jason Line (6.62) vs #12 Alex Laughlin (6.65), #6 Vincent Nobile (6.62) vs #11 Drew Skillman (6.64), #7 Tanner Gray (6.63) vs #10 Bo Butner (6.64) and #8 Matt Hartford (6.63) vs #9 Jeg Coughlin (6.63). The winners and who they would face in the second round were Deric Kramer (7.59) and Matt Hartford (7.37), Richard Freeman (6.65) and Jason Line (6.61), Erica Enders (6.61) and Tanner Gray (6.64) and Greg Anderson (6.59) and Drew Skillman (11.58). The semifinals were Deric Kramer (6.62) vs Jason Line (6.58) and Erica Enders (6.55) vs Greg Anderson (6.56). The finals featured Deric Kramer (6.60) and the American Ethanol team and Erica Enders (6.60) and the Elite Motorsports team. With the winner being Deric Kramer (6.61). This is Deric’s first career win.

The next race will be the Fall Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals May 31-June 3 in Chicago, Illinois.

Until next time, congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next race :).

-K

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