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The View From Amish Paradise writes:
"THE RACE Was Quite The Race"
Posted by ajcrdstr24 on April 15, 2011
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This is what happens when there's a field of 44 of the best super late model drivers on the continent: great side by side green flag racing for 300 laps! THE RACE at the Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway was rained out Saturday night, but that didn't stop the competitors from racing under green flag conditions for the first 50 laps before the first caution flew on Sunday afternoon. Then when it looked like things were going to get crazy, the last 100 laps went caution free with about 35 cars still running at the end. I would like to see NASCAR's finest do that on a regular basis when they go to Bristol, Martinsville or Richmond.

I captured much of it on video, from the downtown hauler parade to the unique qualifying heat and last chance race format to the 100 lap modified feature (which despite having only 11 cars had some great racing) to THE RACE. It can all be found at http://www.youtube.com/ajcrdstr24.

Various photos were taken during the weekend as well. Not only did we travel to North Wilkesboro, but we visited the NASCAR Hall Of Fame, Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing and Childress Vineyards. Photos from the track can be found at https://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=561865195859&id=37801386&aid=2068481&l=8e893d2c12 and photos from the other stops are at https://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=561868758719&id=37801386&aid=2068482&l=8ff62b625e.

More travels are in store very soon as I will be heading to the Borgata in Atlantic City on Sunday morning for a free invitational poker tournament I qualified for with a $10,000 purse distributed to the players finishing in the top 10%. Hopefully missing the Talladega races will be worth it after all is said and done! Then later this month I am planning on traveling down to Richmond International Raceway to catch the Thursday night racing action, which includes the NASCAR K&N East Series and the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown featuring many top NASCAR drivers. It's only $25 to see both races and part of it goes to the Denny Hamlin Foundation. The next day I will travel a few hours west in preparation to attend my first ever race at the Madhouse, Bowman Gray Stadium, for their season opener. The fun shall continue!


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