Race pics and experiences

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by TexasRaceLady, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Head423

    Head423 Gasman

    Rain sucks so much but living within an hour of the track and having tomorrow off work we will go back to see the rest
     
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  2. rowdy3

    rowdy3 Tire changer

    Looks fun. Sponsor suites include free food and drinks. The last few years at amway arena you could buy a suite for 15 or 20k and it includes 20 tickets. They don't include food or drinks. A guy I know bought a suite for 5 games but it took a while to sell all the tickets and only made about $1,000 so he stopped doing it.
     
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  3. kriebel17

    kriebel17 Spectator

    looks like a cool view, and looks like you guys were having fun.
     
  4. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

  5. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Today our Chicago tickets came a month earlier than they were supposed to. We're on the start finish line up at the very top under the overhang out of the sun. End seats next to the elevator for easy access to the restrooms and food. This is one of the last tracks that we've haven't been to. We have camping reservations at the Hollywood Casino RV lot ten minutes from the track. I'm now watching for the rest of the tickets.
    By the way, @dpkimmel2001 taught me the "Camp at a Casino" trick. :D
     
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  6. *WEAVER*

    *WEAVER* Team Owner

    I only live an hour from the bass pro headquarters in springfield so decided to go up today and mess around. They have a nice little motorsports museum so decided to take some pictures.

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  7. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Itinerary update. We missed the first Martinsville and Richmond races because of a sudden need to change plans. The other five are still on and maybe the Sept Richmond race also. Fingers crossed.
     
  8. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    ^ That is one heck of a list, Gator. I envy you. Darlington and Homestead both... the two greatest 1.5ers ever (IMO). Short tracks. Daytona. Quite the itinerary! Enjoy!
     
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  9. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

  10. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    Had a great time at Dover!

    The trackside access pass is awesome! Totally recommend for only $20


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  11. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Great pictures thanks for posting. Looks like a large time was had :punkrocke, was the last photo from your seat?
     
  12. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

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  13. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    Yup, great seats!
     
  14. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

  15. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    Fabulous pics, Larsonfan.
     
  16. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    I see myself in the last pic, between the guy in light gray and the guy in dark blue about 15 rows down. Black and white Larson hat and black sweatshirt. Haha
     
  17. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Thanks, TRL. Had a great time.
     
  18. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    Damn we were close!
     
  19. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    IMSA at Mid Ohio

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  20. carolinabuff

    carolinabuff Team Owner

    Had cold passes for the 600 and got a few pics while some of the cars were going thru inspection

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  21. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    Sprint cars tonight. Beautiful evening. Smoke brought his home 7th

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  22. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Weedsport, haven't been since 2012. Looks like a totally different place.
     
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  23. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    It’s an amazing facility!
     
  24. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Chicagoland last Sunday July 1st. This is about the track and race. I'll post the trip in the vacation thread.
    We stayed at the Hollywood Casino RV park less than 15 minutes from the track. We went on Saturday afternoon to check the route and where we would park. At the track we had front row parking in the "B" lot just across the street from the main gate. At 9 am Sunday morning it took us 20 minutes from the RV to being parked in the lot. We had an absolute blast all day. The place is not all shiny and new like some but has the comfortable lived in feel of a lot of tracks. The upper sections where we were have all been renovated with new chair-back and arm rest seats. They've also removed every other row and added an aisle length tray table and underneath it some bag hooks. We could see the entire track very well and with the every other aisle seat removal we could sit down with an unobstructed view when the rows in front of us stood up.
    The race itself turned out to be one of the greats so we were lucky to have attended it. The food was very very good and not quite as expensive as expected. When we left we were pleasantly surprised that the seat to truck was about 10 minutes and truck to campground only 20 minutes. We met some friends there and had a really good time. Pictures to follow.
     
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  25. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Chevy's at the track.

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  26. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    An R-Fs member posted the week before the race that he had sat in the top row under the overhang the year before and couldn't see the back stretch because the overhang was too low. He must have gotten his tracks confused, or something. We were in row 65, the very top row, and had unobstructed views of the entire track.

    At 9:30 am, notice the back and front stretch?

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    Turns 1 and 2.

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    Turns 3 and 4.

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  27. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    There was a bigger crowd than it appeared to be on TV.



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  28. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    That is a large Chinet oval platter that the huge glob of goodness is sitting on. It's called "The Heart Attack" and has lots of cheese and bacon and I don't know how in the hell to describe what else was in it but it was really good.

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  29. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Hell yeah @Johali, great pictures and looks like you did not go hungry at the track, LOL.

    That 454 in the Green Chevelle made me drool, just a little bit.:D
     
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  30. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    It looked even better in person. And about half of that glob went back to the RV in a doggie (johali & wife) bag. :D
     
  31. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    Kentucky pics!!

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  32. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

  33. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

  34. Taco

    Taco Team Owner

    Great picture
     
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  36. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    That paint scheme looks amazing there
     
  37. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    It was beautiful in person. The orange highlights really shined in the sunlight.
     
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  38. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

  39. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    I have a Nikon D3200 and I was using a 55-200mm lens that day. The overcast provided perfect lighting. Shameless plug for the page, but I normally take photos for a dirt racing updates page called Riding the Cushion based out of upstate New York. We're on Facebook and Twitter, and provide news and live updates for dirt racing all over the country but mainly the northeast.
     
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