Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance
- Feb 14, 2011
- Orange Ca
The trip to the Oklahoma and Indiana races went really well until I got sick. I made the money round in Oklahoma but unfortunately the second day in Indiana I caught a bad cold and decided it would be best to not compete and just help my buddy Chuck. That decision probably saved me about $1300 in entry fees. They had 1504 cars in the main event on Fri and Sat and it took from 8:00 am to after midnight both days to get the 1504 car race finished. There was some really good close racing all 4 days counting the warmup races on Wed and Thur. I will put some pics up as I go through them. We left California at 4:00 am on Thursday and arrived in Alburquerque at 8:00 pm that night. After we checked into the La Quinta we went across the street and had dinner at the Cracker Barrel before a good night's sleep. We got up at 5:00 am on Friday and had breakfast at the hotel and then headed towards Oklahoma City. We stopped off in Amarillo TX so Chuck could see the Big Texan steakhouse because he had never been there. Then we arrived in Oklahoma City around 4:00 pm. We checked into the La Quinta and then went by the track for a few minutes before going to the Olive Garden for some dinner. Saturday morning after breakfast, we headed over to the track and raced until around 8:00 pm. That is the track where the million-race started at and was held there for 3 years. There were a few of my buddies that was also going to the Indiana race racing there in Oklahoma also. One of them and myself both made the money rounds out of 310 cars. After the race we went to a pretty nice Mexican restaurant before heading back to the hotel for some much-needed rest. We left after breakfast on Sun morning and drove to Mt Vernon IL and checked into the Hampton that evening. We decided to go get a pizza and take it back to the room so we could watch the football game. After breakfast on Mon morning, we made the short 175-mile trip to our final destination in Clarksville IN. We checked into the Best Western around noon and unloaded our cars so we could service them in the hotel room so they would be ready to start dialing them in after we got setup on Tuesday at the track. There was a Golden Corral and a Bob Evans right next to the hotel, so we didn't have far to go for food while we were there.