Friday, January 25, 2008

We're nearly there!

Are we ready for racing? I am, and there will be some real racing on television this coming weekend. The Rolex Grand Am Series 24 Hours at Daytona kicks off Saturday on Fox at 1 P.M.
"Why," you very well may ask, "should I be interested in sports car racing?"
My first answer would be that it is racing. It might not be the high speed bumpin' and bangin' that thrills us in the NASCAR races, but it still gives us a taste of some of that.
It really does amaze me how the drivers in both the Daytona Prototype (DP) and the GT classes start the race so aggressively, knowing that they have to make their equipment last 24 hours, but it is a race, and they not only have to make the car last, but they have to be the first one with the most laps to cross the finish line.
So the main reason to watch is to get that racin' fix. But even if that doesn't do it for you, the news that it means the Bud Shootout is only two weeks away will get you're adrenaline up! Yes! We're almost there!
Meanwhile in other news for those of you who, like myself, just cannot stay away from social networking sites, Infield Parking is back on line after a two week outage. Good to see them back, and I go there for fun while waiting for the season to start.
Also I have found a nice little forum whose logo I have placed on the side bar (it works now, for those of you who have tried it before, I had the link wrong, but it is repaired) Club Racing was founded for those who wish to get away from the troublemakers on the other forums. You have to register in order to see it, but, if you are known as a troublemaker on other forums, they know who you are and you won't be able to get in. Those of you who want a nice place to shoot the bull, check it out though. It is unique.


charlie said...

The 24 hour race is one of my favorite s and makes for one of my favorite weekends of the winter. I just wish that I didn't have to work Saturday for the first stint on Speed.

Amy said...

Ahh waiting for NASCAR season to rev up is torturous to me!!! I can't wait.

I liked your comments on my last post...I will probably dvr the Budshoot out because we have to have the babyshower at her house- it is the only house big enough to hold us all.

I already have pjs for my yet-to-be-born nephew proudly displaying the 20 in everysize up until the kid is 2 year old I think. I like to joke he will be the orangest baby in California!