Thank you all for your messages. Jack was thrilled you all sent them to him.
Yesterday was a long day but absolutely brilliant. We got to Ipswich just after 12 so sat by the car and had a picnic!! Then about 2 o'clock we walked around the pits, introduced Jack to the drivers he was mascot for and did the rounds with the other drivers. Lenny and Tom were fab with Jack and made a real fuss over him. He was so excited all he kept asking was, "how many minutes to go now mum?"
Then his moment came. We met up at the meeting point and were taken into a holding area. The children were put in a line and then they paired the children up with there drivers. The drivers were then introduced to the crowd as they came out onto the track in there two's and the children's names were read out to. They all then got on the top deck of a double decker bus and did two laps of the track!!!! Jack was at the front!! Bless him, he loved every minute. Once they got off the bus, the drivers went to there cars and the kids back to the parents. We then rushed back to our spot to watch the race.
Later on that night there was a big firework display which was lovely. Jack said before the last race "I like it here mummy". The meeting finished at 9.45, we were back home for quarter to one this morning. He was still grining from ear to ear this morning.
Here are some pics
Jack with 185 Lenny Smith
Waiting to onto the track with Lenny and Tom
Walking out onto the track
The bus!! You can't see Jack but he is at the front.
Then later on, a photo with the new World Champion, 391 Andy Smith
Sorry it's such a long post but I know so many of you will be pleased to read about it and see the pics.
oh wow wow wow, yu can really see in jacks face how much he was enjoying his time. the drivers look very friendly too.
theya re really great piccies. what a great story for years to come.
Awww Jack looks soooo happy in those pictures
Glad he had a fab time yesterday and thanks for showing us the picies
It looks like Jack had a fab time Zoe! He looks so proud, bless him!!!!
Once again, thank you for your comments. Pauline, I love what you said, it sums him up perfectly!!
I just can't believe after the build up to the event it's now happened and that's it. Will just have to wait and see if they will do it again next year, and even if they do, if Jack is lucky enough to take part.
If anyone lives in the BBC Look East region you may well see some footage as there was a camera crew filming. Not been on the website yet to see if any of us got on!!
Great pictures Zoe, he looks like the cat that got the cream
Im so glad he had such a good time and you must be so proud of him xx
Fantastic pictures Zoe, he looks chuffed to bits!!!!
I'm so glad he had a great day, i bet he can't wait to tell his friends all about it tomorrow!!!
They are such fab pics. WOW what a day you all had. I love the last pic of Jack with the winner. His Face is just beaming. What a wonderful memory for Jack. I can imagine that he ( and you and James) were absolutley shattered when you got home and all went to bed with huge grins on your faces. I know Jack has already told me that he's going to be s SC driver when he grows up, but the pic of him walking off with the 2 drivers confirms it. He's a natural, bless him.
I could make him out on the pic of him on the bus that you sent me yesterday. Aaron is a little green , to say the least.
Here's looking to the next one xxx
WELL DONE JACK !!!!!!!!!! xxx
They are great pics and ones he can look back on later on in life. Glad you all had a great day.
Would love to take riley sometime as i loved watching the banger racing as a kid with my step dad, and im sure riley would love to watch any car whizzing round a track.
somehow managed to miss this post!! wow - looks like he had a fab day! he looks so grown up - when he's walking off with the drivers he looks like he should be going to his own car!!
glad you had such a great day and the weather was really good for you. hope he's still grinning xx
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