Wednesday, April 25, 2007

NASCAR at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR)

So I've never been much of a "gear head",
Never thought of myself as a Redneck,
Get sick watching a car race around a track more than 3 or 4 laps,
but nothing meets the adrenaline rush of watching NASCAR -LIVE- !!

My roommate, Ryan and I arrived at PIR at about noon. We spent the next 5 hours watching the Speed Channel live, watching live bands, browsing the racer's trailers and their merchandise, and soaking in the indescribable excitement of race day at the track. Immediately upon arriving at the track, we became entertained by the staunch NASCAR enthusiasts. I must say, however, that I was surprised at how mainstream the sport really is!

That's one fast Stroller, and a couple of 'racy' hats !
The race started at 5:50pm and, no joking, earth-shaking rumbling, the deafening noice, and the jet-fuel exhaust filled air made for one of the funnest experiences I've ever had!

It was a great time, for sure. I will definitely go again when I get the chance. Check out my photo album for the balance of the pics and some great videos!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007