It's time to leave a decent 2010 with quite a few bright spots behind and begin the new year! Personally the first couple weeks of 2011 have been going fairly well. Made some money twice at the poker tables already and once again thinking that this could finally be the year that I win something big. Had a bit of a scare thinking we had to put my cat of 16+ years down, but the old lady hung in there and is doing better at home now. Aside from these, it's just about time for the 2011 racing season to begin!
I have several exciting plans in store, but first up will be the same as what I've done to begin the last couple years. On Saturday 1/22 I will be heading to the Motorsports 2011 show in Oaks, Pennsylvania. This year I will get the chance to meet drivers from past and present such as Kenny Wallace, David Pearson, John Force and 2010 ARCA champion Patrick Sheltra. Oddly enough, also on hand to sign autographs will be Danny Bonaduce! Not sure what he has to do with motorsports, but it should be interesting to meet him. There will once again be lots of cars and displays to take pictures of as well.
The following weekend I will be making the two and a half hour trip east to Atlantic City, New Jersey for the Atlantic City Indoor Races. The last two years I attended were quite the wild races and I'm sure this year will be no less suspenseful. Approximately 75 TQ/Micro entries are once again expected in addition to the full Slingshots, Champ Karts and 600 Micro Sprints fields. Here is a one-minute promo video from the Area Auto Racing News Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=193350684014937. Once again I plan to take some video of all the racing action.
From there I will be taking a brief two-month break from seeing any racing in person, but from then on I will be getting into a high gear! In early April, North Wilkesboro Speedway is already on the definite traveling list for their big 300 lap, $75,000 to win PASS Super Late Model race. It's still over two months away, but 61 teams have already entered to compete in the race! After some other possible stops throughout May and June, there is a possibility that I may be attending races four weeks in a row from mid-July through early-August. The annual stop to the local Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway for some Micro Sprint races followed by the NASCAR Camping World Trucks and ARCA Series at Pocono Raceway are confirmed, but the two weeks prior to that I'm thinking about traveling out to Ohio for the first time ever to attend the Eldora Speedway Kings Royal and then head to Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, Virginia for a benefit race the next weekend. We'll see how it all pans out.
I'll be back in a few weeks to share my experiences, photos and videos from the next two weeks and maybe I'll even talk a little NASCAR if I feel like it.
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