Sunday, May 19, 2019, was a pretty exciting day for ValGal and myself. Thanks to Greg Baugh, of AMRA, we got on the coveted gate list at Orlando Speedworld, for their motorcycle drag races. Sadly, the crowd was minimal…we don’t know the reason behind that…maybe the weather…who knows. It was beastly hot and humid, and those miserable love bugs didn’t help matters any. All that, not-with-standing, we had a blast…! We toured the pits…got close-up looks at the machines. Did you know that a drive chain for a top fuel machine costs over $800…!!?? And, THAT’s just the beginning…!!! Add fuel, oil, tires, and of course, parts…all at premium prices for a machine capable of speeds of well over 200MPH. Our friend, Don Becker was there, but didn’t fare too well…next time, Don…you can do it…!! I went down to the finish line to try to capture the machines as they hit the lights, but, my equipment fell a bit short….those bikes are MOVING when they cross that finish line…but…we did nail a few!!! Oh yeah, we did meet Jay Turner, NHRA Top Fuel champ, and a group from Pennsylvania whom we were acquainted with. When we obtain the winner’s list, we will pass it on to you. Thanks to Rich Stetson, and the track announcer for giving OSB a plug over the PA system…!!! The wind-up of the program was a bit hectic, as there was bad weather rapidly moving in, but we made it without getting wet. We appreciate what the crew did for us…thanks again guys!!!
Miserable George & ValGal
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