Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Welcome to My Playground


Here's where I spent my weekend.  Kansas Speedway.  My dad and I have season tickets there and we go to all the races every year.  There are four of them.  Two in late April or early May and another two in late September or early October.  Hopefully we're getting another race, but that's still just a rumor.  But, anyway, enough about that.  Here are some pics from my weekend.

Like father, like daughter, right?  :)  At every race for the last four or five years we've taken the self portrait.  lol  It started as a joke.  l let someone use my camera while I was in the restroom and we ended up with a pic of him like this.  It kinda stuck.  Here are a few more of them, just cuz they're fun.

The headsets are so we can listen to the pit crews and the drivers.  They're pretty cool.  When someone wrecks you get to hear what's really going on inside the car.  I also thought this picture would be cool to take cuz of the pic of my "daughter" a few posts ago (see "Do You Ever What Your Kids Will Look Like") she was wearing headphones.  So we thought we'd see how much she really looks like me.  :)

This is what the stands look like from the infield.  This year season ticket holders got a track pass with our tickets that allowed us to go down and see the driver introductions and see the cars (trucks in this weekends case) lined up on the track.  It was pretty cool.  One of my better memories from the races.

Another really cool thing we got to do was sign the start/finish line.  So this my name and daddy's name on the start/finish line of Kansas Speedway.
This is what whe call "kissin the bricks".  The Brickyard 400 is in Indianapolis every year and it's called such because the whole track used to be made of bricks.  Now the only bricks left are on the start/finish line.  The winner and his crew always get to kiss the bricks.  So dad and I thought it would be cool to "kiss the bricks".  This is the same spot where we signed our names too.
This is a shot of me laying down on the front stretch at the track.  We had some down time so I thought I'd take advantage of it and chill out.  My brothers old roommate from college (also like a brother to me) snapped this picture cuz he thought I was asleep.  I actually thought this was a super cool pic of me.  I just like the way it turned out.
This is actually on the start/finish line.  This shot was planned.  I thought the other one was so cool I wanted this one.
This is daddy leaning against the wall on the front stretch of the track.  This is his "thumbs up dude" pic.  LOL  Isn't he cute?!
The flagstand.  Where I roost whilst you all take your trips around the 11CC circuit.  Keeping all my loyal subjects oops, readers in line.
We had a little bit of a weather "situation" as you can see from the pics below.  There was rain and hail and there is also a picture of what the water looked like running out from the stands we were sheltered under while the storm went through.  However, we dried out, the track dried out and we all were able to finish the race.  Here's what the weather looked like rolling in.  These are the kind of storms that when they come around separate the men from the boys.  We stayed.  :D
This is a close up shot of the hail that fell.  It actually took longer to dry the track then the storm lasted.  It rained and hailed for about 15 minutes, if that long, then it was over and we were racing again.  After the hour and a half it took to dry the track off.

Well that's a look at my weekend, hope you guys enjoyed the pics.  Sorry if there were too many.  That isn't even half of the pics I took.  Got a lot of really fun, really good pics this year.  So, now you all have seen what I consider an amazing time.

In band related news.  I did good this weekend.  There really isn't a lot of band friendly stuff around the tailgate fare.  Even though it's SO GOOD.  I actually got out of the weekend only gaining 2 pounds.  I'll take that.  Didn't have any issues with stuff getting stuck or tightness issues.  Thank goodness because as the day goes on the port a potties get worse.  Don't think I would want to pb, or try to get something unstuck in one of those. 

We had a newby with us this year that had never been to a race before.  In our group you always get initiated into our little "racetrack family" on your first race.  It's all in good fun.  The best one is rocking the port a potty that you're in.  Our rookie went to the use the bathroom and my dad and I watched the one he went to so when he was in there we went and banged on the door really loud.  This one was anchored down well enough it didn't rock.  Sometimes they rock though.  LOL  It was awesome.  Then after the rain we told him that it was the rookies job to dry of the seat so he needed to sit down and start scooting.  He had gotten wise to us by this point though and opted out of the seat drying gig.  lol  Like I said, all in good fun.

We had a lot of fun, got a little sun, a little wet from the rain, but it was a great time as always.  Well, like I said, that's my playground everybody.  Welcome.  Enjoy and happy posting my friends.

7 comments:

Jenny said...

Looks like you had a blast! The hail must have been crazy!

amandakiska said...

You know you're getting skinny when you can wear jeans and a sweat shirt and look AWESOME!!! It looks like you and your dad had a lot of fun!

LDswims said...

Looks like you had a blast of a weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

you looked great laying on the track. ha ha
i am sooooo glad that you and your dad and the bunch had such a good time. i can't wait until the october one. then my grandbabies and son will be here. GREAT TIMES
Love,
mom

Dirttrackdiva said...

jenny~yeah the hail was pretty crazy. last time it hailed like that a couple of years ago they called the race. total bummer.
amanda~thank you dear. i thought the pic turned out pretty cool.

we did have a great time. can't wait till the next one. my brother and hubby will be there. that's always lots of fun too. thanx for the great comments guys. keep them coming.

Cindylew said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all.
Great relationship there with Dad...you're very lucky.

Dirttrackdiva said...

i am very lucky to have the relationship with my dad. we've went to the races together for as long as i can remember. it's just always been our thing. all he has to do is say there's a race somewhere and we're there. we once drove about 60 miles (one way) to see a race. lol the track we wanted to go to was rained out so we had to pick a different track. but dammit we wanted to go to the races. so we did. lol

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