This is the Statt Mann, Baby. It’s time to Scatt a Little Bit…

We’re about to lose ourselves in March Madness and Fantasy Pools. That’s where NHRA Top Fuel driver J.R. Todd was last year, in front of the TV in his Indianapolis home when “I get a call and it’s Conrad (Kalitta). He asked what I was doing and if I could get to Las Vegas.” Yes. It’s movie stuff. You pick up the phone and a drag racing legend asks ‘what are you doing the rest of your life?’

“I’m not going to tell him ‘No.’ I’m not going to say let me finish this beer and these hot wings and I’ll get back to you. I stopped what I was doing and started looking up flights right away.”

By morning he was in Las Vegas where he qualified, won a round on Sunday and won a seat with one of the fastest teams in drag racing, Kalitta Motorsports. Did I mention he finished second in the final standings eight months later? You’re right, that’s Hollywood film stuff!

You think your life will change like that during March Madness? You prepared for it if it does?