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On the Bright Side

March 10, 2014

Walton student wins race tickets on a dare

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“It was okay for a minute, but he didn’t quit hugging me, and I wondered, what are you doing?” said Denise Webler. “He didn’t tell any of us what was going on.”

After school, Webler found some music he liked, and requested and received permission to use it on the video. Using video editing software, Webler created his video and uploaded it to his Youtube channel, Webzic.

Webler posted, “Alright Austin, I did it! Hope I can win! Huge racing fan, I’m lucky if I can go to one race this year! Please make it official! Had fun making this though! Hope everyone enjoys it!”

“Then I sent a tweet to @AustinDillion3, with a link to my video,” said Webler.

Soon afterward, Webler received a few tweets from Dillon, and later found out his video was chosen as the winner. He received two tickets to the see a NASCAR race at Watkins Glen. 

Eric said he and his father, Tory Webler, have been NASCAR fans for years. 

“We love it,” said Eric Webler, who also writes and answers questions on a website started by a friend, www.racingexperts.com

“Mom took me to a dirt race once,” said Eric Webler. “We got pit passes and walked in and there was NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. We talked, and he let Mom take a picture of us together. It was great.” 

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