Monday, October 1, 2007

Day 2:

It was very comfortable when we went to bed last night…around 74 degrees (F). And the racecars were still practicing at the track. What a lovely way to drift off. Did not check the weather, but I knew was not going to rain. HA!! But COLD!!!! We got up after hearing the coffee maker go off and we were freezing. Fifty-two degrees in the trailer. Fifty degrees outside. Closed all the windows…turned on the heat. Ahhh! Warmth.

We were up and out by a little past 8 AM and were on the trail of the NASCAR race shops. The first one we visited was the Hendricks Motorsports facility about two miles from our campground. What an operation. We spent the better part of two hours there (#24 is my fav). From there we came back to Lowe’s Speedway and took their tour of the whole facility. Tickets cost $5 and it was worth 4 times that. It even included a 90 MPH drive around the track. Such a deal!!!!

After a short snack for lunch at the trailer we headed for Mooresville, NC to visit several of the shops there. These included JR Motorsports (Dale Earnhardt, JR’s shop), Pit School (Jeff Hammond’s Pit Crew School), Gates Racing, Rousch-Fenway Racing, and DEI (the late Dale Earnhardt’s Shop). All-in-all the Hendricks, Dale Jr, and DEI was the best places to visit, although all the others had many sights to offer.

We arrived back home and cooked some burgers, drank a few cold beverages, tidied up the trailer and prepared for any early departure tomorrow morning. We head for Georgia where we will attend the Petite Le Mans at Road Atlanta near Gainesville, GA. Going to be staying at Ft. Yargo State Park for 6 nights and hopefully kick back a bit while going to the races each day (a 5 day event). This will be exciting. Corvette racing at its best.


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