Well, it has been a couple of weeks since my first blog. I have a lot to chat about, so let's get to it! I have had the pleasure to flag two great weekends of racing: the Fall Classic, two weeks ago and Speedfest, this past weekend.
Let's start with the Fall Classic. What a great seat I had for some of the best racing I have seen in quite a while at the Fall Classic. It was a good weekend to see everyone having a good time and we had lots of cars to watch battle it out on the track. The Fall Classic is always a bittersweet time for me because it means a great night of racing, but it also means that the racing season is coming to an end, and that I will have to wait during the winter for more asphalt racing. It is fun to see all of the different racecars that come to the Fall Classic. People that normally don't race here because they are racing at their own home tracks are able to come hang out with the racers and fans in Vegas and put on a great show. Congratulations to all the winners! And I can't wait until next year!
This past weekend at Speedfest was something for the record books. It was the return of the Super Modifieds to the track since it was repaved that had me on the edge of my seat! We broke the track record at 12.459 during the SuperMod qualifying session!! Those cars are wicked fast and I could not get over how they could stop in time to make the turns...it was awesome! If anyone of you were there, you noticed that I didn't flag all of the races. The Supermods and the SRL divisions brought their own flaggers, which was way cool because for the first time in a while, I was actually able to enjoy the races as a spectator. The speed and the centrifugal force that the Supermods put out was amazing and it was a feeling I will never forget. I stayed in the flag stand to experience the race...one word to describe that experience: sweet!!! It was really cool! I did have the opportunity to flag the USAC Quarter Midgets for the first time and it was awesome! They move so quick and I had to be ready on the lights just in case there was a wreck so I could get the field slowed down quickly if we needed to. Our bandalero drivers did a great job, and as always, I love seeing the kids come out there and race. They are the future of racing! The best part of the night was to see one of our local drivers take home the win. The Bullring's local driver Bear Rzesnowiecky won the SRL feature. I have seen Bear drive many different cars and he was fantastic during that race. The first time in that type of car and he wins! It was terrific!
This weekend I am going to hang up my flags until next weekend at the Duel in the Desert and spend some time with my friends over at The Strip. I will be taking my position in the water box for the Lucas Oil Division 7 races. Drag races are a completely different animal than the "roundy round" races that I am very comfortable with. You definitely have to be on your toes over at the drag strip. But in two weeks, you can catch me over at the Dirt Track flagging the Duel in the Desert. I hope the weather will hold up and not be too terribly cold. It is more painful when the cars kick up the rocks that hit Bryan and I in the flag stand...but cold or not, I look forward to some good racing!
I think that is it for now...See ya at the races!