First real drag races. (lots o’ pics)
Well nobody thinks of Great Bend as the place where there’s tons of stuff to do, but we’re getting better and better at seeking out things to do. A while back during our radio auction I scored a pair two day passes to the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series here this weekend. You could think of it as the Nationwide Series of NHRA drag racing.
Saturday, was rainy off and on and windy like a mofo. We switched sides of the track to get out of the wind and were much more comfortable. But soon enough the rain shut everybody down and we went home. Sunday was still windy but otherwise beautiful. Perfect day!
It was awesome. The superstock cars were cool because they still look (for the most part) like cars you’d see on the street, but they are friggin’ fast. You think they’re loud too, until the Top Alcohol and Funny Cars roll out. Yeah, I tried not to hold my ears, but after the first pass… well it was in our best interest since we were only about 20 ft. from the track and no sense going deaf for no reason. Plus when you plug the ears, you realize how the sound shakes every bone in your body.
They weren’t the cheapest tickets $50 for both of us (auction price). But man it was worth it. Seeing something like that on TV is one thing. But seeing something as insane as human beings in screaming machines being hurled 1/4 mile in a little over 5 seconds with your own eyes is just too damn cool.
Now tons of pictures. Check the picasa album for tons more!