[tcb] Re: DAC Temple Report!

  • From: Mike Hayes <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 08:22:48 -0500

Here are some pic's of the bus racing..


wuzmop@xxxxxxx wrote:
Saturday 10 am, Mike, June, Bodean, Michael and I took off from Dallas. 576,876,986 mph headwinds kicking our butts so much we had to stop in Hillsboro just to get a break from it. The drive was uneventful, and even though it looked like rain, there was little more than a drizzle. Nothing rain X couldn't handle. We rolled into the track at about 1, just about the time Dan, Katrina and Thor showed up. We had the place to ourselves. Talk about an old school racetrack, it's like the Kellers of racing. Paul showed up to welcome us, big pimpin', and gave us some great stories of the track back when he was growing up. Once we made ourselves at home, it was only a matter of time before we succumbed to the pressure of the race track. The smack talking was on, the busses were fired up, and we hit the track. The track official wanted us to spin the tires to dry them. Sure thing, ace. Dan said it best, "you have some paper towels or something I can use to dry them". Bodean beat us all in his ghia, but as far as the busses, Mike was the big winner amongst us. Before his head swells too much bigger, I have to remind him that his bus has 12 years of evolution on mine. Not sure what Dan's excuse was. He was going down the track so fast, the announcer made the statement "doing 30 in a box". We had a blast, but they cut us off after 4 passes, when other cars started showing up because we had beer. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted! A bunch of the racers were rolling in all evening long, unfortunately for us, they were rolling in with noisy a$$ generators. Oh well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, and we hooked up our lights to their electricity. Next year, I'm getting a generator, and putting a stinger on it for them. At some point, we thought it a would be a good idea to start mooning people as they drove in. The funny part is, none of those people camped near us. As a matter of fact, they camped clear on the other side of the place. I wonder why? There was some great racing on Sunday, Curtis finished 3rd in his class, which should put him as the points leader in the TVWDRA, and Steve came in second in his class, despite breaking a nosecone.

The swap meet was pretty thin, although I did get a couple of goodies, and the show was a bit light. I think the racing portion was promoted so much that the other aspects may have suffered some, but it was fun nonetheless. It was also pretty expensive at $15 a head + other stuff. Right up there with Ennis cost-wise. They did have some great stuff to keep the kids occupied, a bounch house, and Orielly's was there with games and prizes. Michael won 2 soccer balls. Overall the event was a really good first effort that should get better with experience.
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