Okay, racing could grow on me a little bit. Again I forgot to get earplugs so after 3 hours I had to leave before the final wrap up, hey, give me a break, I'm new at this!

As I found the perfect place on the grandstands, I could feel the excitement from the crowd for this final Hogan Memorial.

As Bill Martin mentioned in his article, the race set a record with 153 racing teams at the track on Wednesday night.

There were gifts galore for the crowd, and prizes to be won for the attendees as well as the race car drivers.

Fortunately, there were no injuries to be reported during the race, and while it's amazing to watch the cars circle the track bumper to bumper, the excitement comes when one goes off the track or into another car adding a bit more of a challenge to the drivers.

Probably the most fascinating driver for me to watch was this guy.



Yes, he spent the majority of his time on three wheels rather than the optional four. I have no idea why I found it so fascinating or why the desire to drive like that is so strong, but I found myself rooting for this guy and my eyes glued to that airborne fourth tire.

There were a couple of times that it touched the ground following the green flag, but only because a caution had been put up causing him to have to slow down.

I don't know, maybe this is normal in racing, how would I know, I think I'm on race number two and one demolition derby, which again, should be done more often in my opinion.

But for those that had to just use your eyes to watch rather than an awesome zoom lens, this is how I watched this guy circle the track, amazed at every turn.

I know, this isn't your typical racing column, but this is just from a gal that loved the sound of the engines and the thrill of the race, but more importantly, was fascinated with the idea that racing could be done on three tires.






























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