Saturday, June 22, 2013

Nice night out at the races!!!

Last night we did something I rarely have the will to do... we traveled out to Wyoming County with our three children to attempt to watch a night of racing.  I never would have entertained the idea if Jen and Jason didn't show interest in going too.  All together the night went rather smoothly.  We were a few minutes late but we were lucky enough to catch "Grandpa 0" in his heat race.  He started third and found himself in second place at the checkered putting him on the outside pole for the feature.  I let the kids play on the "playground" during intermission and through the four cylinder feature in hopes that they would sit nicely through the rest of the program.  No such luck as Mazlyn only wanted to return to the playground and Wyatt found himself face first in a dive on the bleachers. He was alright but a little embarassed.  I was lucky enough to contain Maz through the 30 lap (seemed like 100 laps after you count the caution laps) SST Modified feature.  Grandpa started strong but ended up spinning all alone on lap 4 which drew out the caution and put him to the back of the field, then on lap 13 several cars in front of him got together and left him with no where to go.  He ended up in the turn 3 wall in an attempt to miss the wreckage.  He was towed to the pits and his crew for the night (Tom, Nate, TJ, Deb and Jason) made an impressive effort to fix the right front hyme joint and got him back out onto the track before racing resumed.  This put him in 10th place and from there he was able to charge through and end up finishing in 4th.  We will take it!!  The kids loved cheering on their Grandpa and can't wait to go back to the track!!  
Afterwards we traveled into the pits to congratulate Grandpa on a good race and to help get the car loaded so we could head home.  
Here is Grandpas best little helper loading tires on the trailer!!  Lol.  


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