Race car driver Mianna Wick of Delta has been making her way up the ladder board for 11 years. From go-carts, to low-level cars, to piloting a 1996 IndyCar, Wick now has her sights set on making it to the Verizon IndyCar series.
"I am currently driving the IndyCar now with team Loophole Racing," she said. "We have been working for a few years now on my training program. Our goal has been to get me comfortable and up to speed in an IndyCar so when I do get an offer to drive for a Verizon IndyCar team I will be ready to hit the track."
Her crew chief, David Hoffpauir, used to work with the Andrettis and Newman Haas back in the late '80s and early '90s. This season Mianna attended a race event at the Formula One track, Circuit of the Americas.
"Making this race wouldn't have been possible financially without the support from many of my sponsors. My local sponsors went above and beyond this year in helping my dreams come true."
Sponsor Master Petroleum supplied Wick with her racing fuel this year. Kwiki Tire Service helped support the team with many batteries. Delta Cleaners stepped up this year as a new sponsor for Mianna.
"Supplying fuel for an entire season is huge," Wick said. "In the IndyCar we burn about a gallon every mile or so, therefore having my fuel taken care of is a much bigger deal than some might even realize.
"I also thoroughly appreciate having the hauling equipment reliable and working to assure that I make it to my track days. There is so much more that goes on behind the scenes to get me on track. Another thing I appreciate is showing up to the track and having clean-smelling gear. Track days are usually 90-100 degrees and when I push myself athletically in that weather with many layers of gear on, I generally come back pretty stinky. Clean gear is the best!
You can follow Mianna at www.MiannaWickRac
ing.com. You will also find links there to connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.