arrived back at the race track, just as the race was about to stop.
He saw his pit crew dressed in orange Dales Dead Bug uniforms.
They went up to greet Hank.
Hank, where were you? Dale asked.
went to the house for a moment to think things over. Phils mower
is much faster than mine, so I probably wont win. ButI just
decided to race anyhow. What good is a race if you dont have
fun? Hank said. He then got on his mower, which was next to
to race? Phil asked, revving his engine. His diesel engine roared
loudly. Hank nodded, but he didnt say anything. He was very
intimidated by Phils powerful tractor. He sure wish that he could
get the trophy even though Phils mower was faster. Only time
your marksget setgo! bellowed the flag man. At that moment,
all the tractors took off. Most only managed to get up to 15 miles
per hour. The real race was between Phils tractor and Hanks
tractor. Phil and Hank had their tractors set for full speed, and as
Hank expected, Phils tractor whooshed right by. Hank knew there
had to be something else to make his tractor go faster. Without
thinking, Hank flipped the hood off his tractor while he was driving,
and it crash landed in the middle of the track. The drivers behind
him skidded, and some crashed into each other. Hank smiled. His
tractor was going faster but only by about 5 miles per hour.
He needed another 5 miles per hour to at least stay at equal speed
with Phil. Hank realized that he needed perhaps 10 miles per hour
more to beat Phil.