Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
Owned by Rapid Spiral Development Inc.
The racing starts with three track races.
The winner of the Thunder Cars race, Jim Beleskey.
That's me at the track. Note I'm standing only 10 feet from the track. Your not allowed against the fence, but you could be 2 feet away from the action.
Excellent beer and poutine.
There's a racecar tire changing game. Very fun. Not my first time, but I still suck.
JR Fitzpatrick's car. He was in 3 Nationwide races this year and finished in the top 10 twice.
Between qualifying and the race, there's an autograph session where you can walk on the track and meet all the drivers.
Boogidy, boogidy, boogidy, let's go racing boys.
Video of the entire field.
Last lap of the race. Don Thomson Jr passes DJ Kennington on turn 2 of the last lap. Kennington passes back coming out of turn 4. What a finish.
Kennington's victory lap.
His fourth win of the year. He finished the year with 5 wins and won the series championship.
Some of the cars that were on display. Kerry Micks #02 Dickies Ford Fusion.
DJ Kinnington's #17.
Brad Keselowski stalls twice while attempting a burnout after his Michigan Nationwide win in August. I spliced 4 videos together to make this full compilation. He lost low gear earlier in the race, which explain the stalled burnouts. They race around Michigan in 4th gear. You only need low gear at Michigan when exiting the pits and doing the burnout :)
The American National Anthem and flyover at the Nationwide race in Michigan (August).
They also did the Canadian National Anthem.
Summer Vacation, Day 28, August 14th 2010.
Finally, it's raceday. The Nationwide race. The Sprint Cup race is not till Sunday (the next day). Keselowski dominated and won the Nationwide race that day. My son was quite happy. It's one of his favorite drivers.
Our RV site.
The carts that people bring to the NASCAR races are simply crazy. Check out these two.
A bicycle bar.
What's an outdoor sporting event with the Goodyear blimp.
Important! When camping at the racetrack, you don't have plumbing. Keep an eye out for these guys and the water truck. I catch them once or twice depending on how many days it is. So I can shower everyday.
After the race, there was a free outdoor convert. They had beer, but not food. Kids were hungry.
Nighttime. Time for a campfire.
My neighbor accidentally set his lantern on fire. Security put the fire out within 30 seconds. Really, 30 seconds. They go around in carts all night. He stopped the cart, grabbed the fire extinguisher and it was over.
The orange dots are flying lanterns. There was sometimes a couple dozen of them in the sky at once.
If you don't know what a flying lantern is, then watch this vid. This was the 2nd one I lit. Was a little nervous and almost blew it.
Some pics of cars on the racetrack.
Summer Vacation, Day 23, July 31st 2010.
The Saturday of the Pocono weekend was the 1st Camping World Truck race held there. Big day. But let's start with breakfast. Like my setup? That's my propane grill on top of my mounted dual purpose firepit-charcoal grill. I have it all.
I refer to my kids as ABC (their 1st initials), so when we say ABC hashbrowns, we bought in.
Gotta love this bar slash golf cart. NASCAR fans have the greatest golf carts.
View from the rooftops. Some of these rooftop contraptions are amazing.
Let's go truck race.
My tat. LOL! Temp. Lame. FAIL!
Awesome M&M golf carts.
The neighbors on the corner had the Nationwide race on TV for all to watch. My kids took advantage. These neighbors always occupy the same spot opposite fenceline site #1.
They also host beer pong and flip cup games. I rock at flip cup. After the guys lost about six games in-a-row, I showed them a couple tricks, joined in and we kicked the girls asses. I hit my 1st and only flip. I'm king of flip cup. I would've played longer, but I had the three kids.
Pics of all the Spring Cup favs during practice earlier in the day.
On Friday, we stopped by the Nashville Superspeedway. The Camping World Truck Series race was that nice and the Nationwide the next day.
At first, we parked the RV near the front entrace. As you can see, there was next to nobody there to watch truck qualifying and the practices.
We hit merchandise alley.
The Air Force brought in a pretty cool car. Each front seat has a 17 inch screen.
Hornaday drove this truck two years ago.
This is Brad Keselowsky's new ride. Both my elder kids were allowed to sit in the car. The youngest was back at the RV.
Then we moved the RV to the top of the nearby cliff and we were able to watch practice and qualifying without paying a dime.
But before the truck race started, someone came by and asked us for our tickets. We left before the race.
The Subway Jalapeno 250 is the NASCAR Nationwide race at Daytona Speedway, the night before the Coke Zero 400. We were camped inside turn 4. Here's a pic of the Goodyear blimp.
Two pics of the flyover.
And a pic from atop the motorhome.
Kyle Busch finished 2nd to Clint Bowyer. Kyle has been on a roll this year in the NASCAR Nationwide series, finishing 1st or 2nd in most of the races. This was the first double-file restart race in the Nationwide series.
Here's some pics from the Coke Zero 400 practice session. Here's Denny Hamlin, one of the stars of the race, giving my son an autograph. Denny is now on of my youngest daughter's favorite racers. She use to cheer for Kyle Busch. Now she likes the entire team. They also got autographs from Joe Nemechek and lugnuts from Kyle Busch, Jimmy Johnson and many more.
The pit area was open (free) to the public during the first Nationwide and Spring practices.
Click the below link to see all 76 pics.
This summer, I'm going to the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. We are parking in the infield RV parking on turn 4. We'll leave Brampton at noon on Sunday June 28th and return July 11th. We'll likely stop by Hersheypark on the return trip. Here's the racing schedule that weekend. It's gonna be awesome!
Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola Schedule
Thursday, July 2
2 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
4 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
5:30 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series practice
6:35 p.m. – 8 p.m.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice
Friday, July 3
1:05 p.m.: NASCAR Nationwide Series qualifying (all positions)
4:10 p.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying (all positions)
5:30 p.m. NASCAR Nationwide Series autograph session (Sprint FANZONE)
8 p.m. Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race (120 laps, 250 miles)
Saturday, July 4
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Grand-Am Rolex Series practice
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: Grand-Am Daytona Prototype qualifying
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Grand-Am GT class qualifying
Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Grand-Am final practice
2 p.m. Brumos Porsche 250 Grand-Am Rolex Series race (70 laps, 250 miles or 2 ½ hours)
8 p.m. 51st annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (160 laps, 400 miles)