Friday, August 5, 2011
A Quick and Disappointing Friday
After keeping one eye on the sky all day at work, I hopped in the car at 5:00 and made one more to call to Lee County Speedway to make sure the races were still on. Darryl and Fred picked up Keagan and I at my house and we headed north in anticipation of the IMCA late model special. Along the way we saw Tommy Elston heading to the track which only added to the mood. About 4 miles south of Donnellson, the pavement was damp, and soon a light shower began. Things still seemed okay until we approached the Donnellson exit, when we met modified driver Adam Birck headed south. Although we were pretty sure of the outcome, we drove the last couple of miles to the track, meeting more haulers along the way. As we drove to pit road, Mark Burgtorf was preparing to leave, and said it had just begun to rain minutes earlier. Just another reason to chalk up 2011 as something of a lost season. Still, racers and race fans are incurable optimists, and tomorrow we will try it again with an eye on the sky. Wish us luck!