Astrid Maxxim and the Electric Racecar Challenge – Chapter 16 Excerpt

Astrid Maxxim and the Electric Racecar Challenge“I don’t know if this race was such a good idea,” said Astrid into Austin’s ear, as she rode behind him on his hoverbike back to Maxxim City.

“Sure it is,” he said. “Did you see how awesome our pit stop was? I timed it. We got your car charged up in thirty-two seconds.”

The girl inventor laughed. “You did great. I hope you’re not offended that I’ll have a professional pit crew in the actual race.”

“Of course not. You’ve got to get tires changed and stuff. I still get to be in the pit though, right?”

“Sure. The pit stop isn’t the problem. I just don’t know if I can be a racecar driver. I was only going eighty on the test track and I was scared to death.”

“It will be better at the real track,” opined Austin. “You’ll see. It will be just like playing a big video game.”

“I hope so,” she said. “I’d hate to pee myself on national TV.”

“Hah! That’s a laugh. Astrid, you’re the bravest person in the world. You’ve flown a space rescue, dodged missiles shot at your plane, disarmed bombs, and swam in the Antarctic ocean.”

“Wow, Austin. You’ll give me a swelled head. I hope I don’t ever let you down.”

“You never could.”

Astrid could tell from his voice that he meant it, and she gave him an extra tight squeeze.

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