Update: Skydiving grandma's wish comes true with ride in a NASCAR racecar.
You’ve probably seen the YouTube video — 81-year-old Laverne Everett, known as the “skydiving grandma,” almost falls out of her harness while skydiving to celebrate turning 80 years old.
Afterwards, she told Matt Lauer on the Today Show that she’d love to ride in a NASCAR racecar and today, Oct. 11, her wish will come true. Everett will ride in a two-seater NASCAR racecar at the All American Speedway in Roseville around the third-mile track.
The Oakdale resident’s wish has been made possible thanks to Bill McAnally, owner of BMR NASCAR racing team, according to a news release.
Everett’s ride is one event that kicks off a weekend of NASCAR at the All American Speedway.
Friday, Oct. 12 is Fan and Race Team Appreciation Night and will feature NASCAR late models and modifieds. The gates open at 5 p.m. and general admission tickets cost $15.
Everett will return to the Roseville racetrack on Saturday, Oct. 13 as the grand marshal for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Race. Saturday’s race is the 14th of 15 events in the series championship. According to NASCAR, “Defending champion Greg Pursley leads Dylan Kwasniewski by 14 points in the battle for the series championship. The Roseville race could be a pivotal point in the title hunt, if one of the two drivers has a poor finish there.”
General admission for Saturday’s race is $35.