Saturday, July 17, 2010

Track Rats

Ovals and 8's. We spent Friday night under the lights at the Indianapolis Speedrome, "Home of the World Figure 8".
Crowd turnout was good (it was UAW night) but I would have enjoyed a larger competitor pool. Perhaps it's the recession. We saw Legends, Bandoleros, Junior Faskarts, Faskarts, and Hornets on both the oval and figure 8.
One faskart literally lost a wheel right before the start. The fire truck had to chase it around the track, but that bought the driver enough time to run to the pits and hop in his backup car. There were a couple real bang ups, but everyone walked away, if even with a sour disposition. Most of the evening was just good clean racing.