I squeezed in another race.
Yup, midway thru last week, I innocently googled airfares to Kentucky…
:then passed out and sobbed with hopelessness:
Then I googled the track address… and innocently pressed “get directions”… hmm… I thought to myself, I could drive that…
Then I innocently emailed one of my besties and said… “hey, feel like a girl’s weekend road trip?” (she lives in Columbus, thus breaking up the trip a little)
And so it was, that I squeaked in one more race on the 2010 schedule.
And I’m so glad I did! Pippa on pole, then WINNING! Hinch on the podium (so far my record is intact!) Big Ed on pole!!! (then getting fucking ROBBED by Stealio! ugh… ) and the piece du resistance: PT back in the saddle! Oh and let’s not forget the random meeting of that hottie Hobbson… (more on that later)
Ok, so after back to back events, I’m still not an oval “fan” per say. By that I mean, I don’t think I could do another one in a row. (really not that broken up anymore about missing Homestead at the end of the season) But I didn’t want to stab my eyes out with a fork or anything, which I usually do when watching on tv. (perhaps it’s the distractions at the track of working throughout the race that make it a little more palatable.
Kentucky is a beautiful track. (how they decided to build an oval in the middle of all those rolling hills is beyond me) but the racing really did spread out much quicker than at Chicago. (especially noticeable in the lights race with such a putridly tiny field) I think part of the ‘deflated” feeling post event is the disappointing podium. OH how I wanted to see Ed pull this one out. He and Panther/Wheldon were just remarkable the last two events. Much finger crossing for a seat for Ed for next year. (and all the other folks sitting on the sidelines unjustly… *cough* PT *cough* )
Again, the disconnected feeling of “event” was there, which is probably because all of the fan stuff is on the outside of the track, eleventy billion miles away from where I could feasibly get too on race day. If I do one of these next year, I will try to do the full weekend, so I can explore the other side a little.
I can’t believe we are down to 2 events. Dayum, the backend of the season is a blur. I learned a lot this season though, and will plan better and be more prepared for 2011. I have a list of “to do’s” for the site (this one and OWW), and a list of “to do’s” for myself to keep me busy over the winter months. Most of which involve me locked in seclusion, with a spending embargo. (this season tapped me out financially)
For all of those I missed this weekend at the track, boo!! I will plan better next time. Still so many of you I haven’t met!
Now, back to Hobbson.. holy shit man! Are you kidding me? Fuck. I was not prepared for that. Thanks for giving this old gal a fleeting “moment” 😉 Next time, there will be drinking, and waaaay more swearing ya bastard. In fact will make sure P-Dog is involved so we can monitor how many shades of crimson we can evoke from him in one sitting 😛 (throws an f-bomb Bill’s way for good measure)
Looking forward to tomorrow’s schedule announcement. Hopefully they don’t make it all cheesy and dancing wood nymphs and holograms. Just read the fucking list of dates and locations and get on with it. Ya know?
Until tomorrow then…