Saturday, July 3, 2010

Date Night!

A couple weeks ago Allie and I got to talking about how I needed to take some initiative, make decisions, and take her out on dates. A few days later I received a promotional email from Texas Motor Speedway about their "Summer Stampede" series and I thought to myself "PERFECT!" I opted to wait and go this past week because they were shooting off fireworks which is something else that Allie loves and we haven't experienced together.
It was a surprise date, Allie knew we were going out, but no idea what we doing or where we were going. I thought for sure that she was going to figure out where we were going as soon as I got on 1171. Luckily, Allie was on the phone and we never stopped for food so we had to drive past the speedway to get something to eat, which aided in throwing her off as to our destination. Needless to say, she had no idea that's where we were going until we did a u-turn to head back to the track.
The speedway's "Summer Stampede" is a series of local drivers racing Legends cars on TMS's quarter-mile track, every Thursday, all summer. It makes for a cheap date because its only five bucks a person to get in! For those of you who aren't in the know about Legends cars, they are 1/5 scaled 1920s and 30s coupes and wagons, powered by a 1300cc Yamaha motorcycle engine. We had a blast, even though the fireworks were not the best display ever, haha. Several accidents and one blown engine happened over the course of eight races. I highly recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity to go and support their local drivers. By the time we left, Allie was wanting to get me one so I could go race, too!Bandolero cars (kinda like a super go-kart)
Legends cars
Kinda gives an idea of the size of a Legends car
Not Kyle Busch fans, but it was a Cup car on display and I love me some NASCAR