Saturday Night at the Race
Orange Show Speedway
|This is what is called short
track racing. It was a real ball to watch. The first few races were only 4
to 6 laps and only a few cars out on the track.. BUT.. later when they got
20 or more cars for 20 or more laps it got interesting.
||This is the Parade Laps at the beginning.
Notice the blue and white cars are Miata's from our group. At intermission
we ALL got to go out and do laps. It was a lot of fun. As we were driving
around they were announcing all out names and our cars. We did about 20
laps. We had about 30 cars there. There is also a few pickup trucks in
here that raced later in the night. They called them gladiator trucks...
||If you are still trying to find
the answer to the burning question where did all the Ford Pinto's go I now
know the answer. They are enjoying a 2nd life on the short track
racing circuit. This is where they were meant to be.. after all a high
performance car like that should not be in the hands of just
anybody. Hey Adel where's my spittoon.... The preferred car is the
||They even have NASCAR V8 stock
cars on this little track. Seems like a lot of muscle and car for a short
track. But.. the crowd seems to like it.
||These were my favorite.. they
are called Legends... They fashion a body out of sheet metal to look like
an old legend car. The engine is a 750 cc Motorcycle engine. Man.. these
babies fly and they hold the track real well. Road Rage.. well, we saw one
guy doing a little rubbing on another car and he finally spun him out to
get him out of the way on the last lap. Well, after the guy who spun out
got it under control he came racing up and rammed the guy who spun him out.
Then they had to push both cars off the track.
||In one race they had 26 cars on
this short track. This guy was leading after about 22 laps but there was
another car trying to pass. He finally got by him and a yellow flag came
out. This meant they had to go back a lap and the guy was behind again.
This happened to this guy 2 more times for a total of three times. He
would pass and somebody would wreck making it yellow and he would be
behind again. He finally did pass and win and it was great racing to watch
him do it. Some of the drivers were pretty talented.