When I went to the Bullring on Saturday, I knew that it was Cowboy Night and we always have fun things for the fans: jump houses, a petting zoo -- and (for the past three years) an 18-wheel cattle truck parade around the track and then leave.
I had no idea what the evening had in store for everyone! As the night began with qualifying and opening ceremonies drew closer, I began to see some 18-wheelers staging in the pits. Believe me, I didn't think much of it. As we were getting ready for opening ceremonies, all of the trucks came onto the track. I thought 'how cool'...but then, when I heard over the radio they were going to race, I thought, 'okay, this is going to be totally cool!'
As I gave them the one to go signal, I still couldn't believe we were actually going to race these trucks! Then, I dropped the green flag and the race began. The race was very funny to watch - especially when they were three and four wide in the turns! It was an interesting feeling seeing them come out of turn four and look like they were heading right at the flagstand. I think that was the case because they were so tall that it was a way different felling than if there were race cars on the track. I can now say that I have flagged just about everything: quarter midgets, bandos, Super Late Models, Super Modifieds and now, six 18-wheelers! As the checkered flag dropped, the crowd went crazy! It was great!
We do have more racing this Labor Day weekend and I hope to see everyone out at the Bullring. With only three races left in the regular season, it should make for some great racing as the drivers try to gain as many points as possible, competing for the elusive track championship! Make sure to come out and check out the racing - you never know what might happen. You might catch another race of non-racing vehicles, or at least ones that you wouldn't expect.
Also, the PSCA will be visiting The Strip this weekend, so there is plenty of racing for everyone! Race fans, have a great week! See ya at the races!