[tcb] Re: DAC Temple Report!

  • From: Katrina <k.d.martin@xxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 07:19:03 -0700

Oh ya and kickass trip report Robb. 
Mike's bus looks like it has a smirk on it with the smashed in nose piece. I 
think it really did. 30 in a box gotta love it!

Katrina & Dan Martin
71'bus "Homer"

On Tuesday, May 08, 2007, at 06:23AM, "Mike Hayes" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>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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