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.