8.15.2009

A Night at the Races

I have never been to a car race. The closest I have been to drag racing is watching in in the movie Grease.

On Friday night our neighbors invited us to attend the Nightfire National Drag Race championships.  We toted in our water, snacks, sweatshirts, and the ever necessary earplugs.

It turned out to be a beautiful evening.  A slight breeze and cooler than normal temperatures which made it enjoyable to be sitting outside.

I wasn't sure what to expect or what the kids would think about the racing or the noise.  The kids loved it!  The highlights for them were the jelly belly race car (the exhaust smelled like cinnamon and the driver threw out jelly beans) and going into the pits after the races and getting to sit in a race car.

Thanks Gibbs Family for inviting us along!

getting ready to race
racing
cheering on a car



sitting in the race car

the jelly belly car


4 comments:

Denise said...

i want to wear a sweatshirt too! i dream of cool breezes.

Jenni S. said...

You all do such unique and fun things together as a family! It looks like everyone had a lot of fun!

denise said...

Heck, I don't blame them. I'd like the Jelly Belly car the best too.

Pat & Valerie Berg said...

OK, that does look fun. So glad Lance finally got to "do something"! Ha! We might ought to try that someday now!