Sunday, September 21, 2008

Flashback to the 70s

Have you ever looked at something and then remembered things from years ago that you forgot about?



I was driving from the store this morning and noticed this stock car on a trailer. I may not be the smartest out there, but I would guess the driver for the 98 car is Chris Davis. The picture isn't that great, but as soon as I saw it I flashed back over 30 years to when I was a child.

Back in the mid 70s, when I was just barely 10 years old, stock car racing was a Friday night must. I remember my Mom taking my sister and me to the Belle Clair Speedway in Belleville, IL. every week during the season. We would get their early and walk down into the pits. I would get to meet all of the drivers and sit in the cars. They would always have at least a half dozen races and I would have favorites for every race. The only car I remember is the 6699 car. He used the loops in the 6s for the loop in the 9s, similar to the hurricane symbol. That was so long ago.

We have a dirt track called Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, not far from Terrell. I am going to have to make a trip out their one of these Saturday nights.

7 comments:

Knoxville Girl said...

This reminds me of that Southern Culture on the Skids song, "Dirt Track Date"
Before it closed, I used to go to the Atomic City Speedway outside of Oak Ridge, dirt track racing at its...um, dirtiest.

Dan said...

There is also a drag strip near Denton to check out sometime. Great fun but bring the ear-plugs!

Boise Diva said...

I think races are still a family thing for some folks.

Kris said...

It is an awfully loud and dusty pursuit!

alicesg said...

Interesting race car. Formula one is coming to our town end of september and will be 1st time having a night race.

Olivier said...

tu fais du stock-car, impressionnant, j'aurais trop peur :o)
you do stock-car, impressive, I fear too :o)

crittoria said...

We have a race track nearby as well. Oxford Plains Speedway. I would love to take the boys there, but for some reason we always have something going on when they are racing. Oh well. Next year...