Monday, July 17, 2006

Truck Racing

My father and I (it was a late Father's Day Gift for him) went to the Nascar Craftsman Truck race in Memphis this past Saturday. Though I have been a race fan for years, it was my first trip to a live race and my father was not sure when I invited him if we were going to a race or to see Monster Trucks.

This a photo of Johnny Benson's Toyota that I was cheering for. Unfortunately Ron Hornaday punted him early in the race and he finished 34th dropping him to 3rd in the points standings.

This is a shot of the trucks lined up on pit road prior to the race. I had Fan Walk tickets which allowed us to go over and see the pits and the track up close. While it was unbearably hot, it was very cool to see.

Here is a shot of the grandstand from the race track. Our seats were on the left edge (facing it) about 2/3 of the way up. Very good place to see the race from.

Unfortunately, my digital camera's shutterspeed was not fast enough to get a clear image of the trucks at full speed. They become blurs.

For example Todd Bodine's #30 Lumber Liquidator's truck crossing the start/finish line.

Or this shot of the trucks on the far side of the track.

It was a very fun evening and I almost turned my dad into a race fan. I am very excited for the Busch race in October. I have tickets and think it should be even cooler (in temperature if nothing else).


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