Sunday, August 31, 2014
Our first Saturday night here at Prairie Band CasinoResort RV Park while watching NASCAR on TV, we continued to hear the roar of cars outside so we researched and found out that on Saturday nights they have racing right next to us. Didn’t take long for us to make plans to attend the following week.
We rode our bikes to Thunder Hill Speedway since we were less than a mile from the track. We watched the racing divisions of Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compacts, Bad Boyz Bail Bonds IMCA Hobby Stocks, Belleville Motor Sports IMCA N. SportMods, Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Cars & BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modifieds.
We have not been following any of these divisions so we picked our favorites as the race began, Jerry and I were almost spot on most of the time with our picks ending in first or second and then there were a few where we ended in last or out. Not too bad considering we had a great time.
The dirt was flying, not as bad as it had at the race we went when we first married so many years ago at the Manzanita Raceway in Phoenix (which is now closed) to watch the Outlaws but none the less the dirt began to dry by intermission and the clouds of dust reminded us of the big haboobs out west.
VJ and Mikey came to watch the races and it was fun as usual hanging out with them. They left shortly before the big event but we stayed awhile longer until the dust filled the area so much that we decided to leave before the big crowd exiting.
Now remember we were on our bikes and what we could not imagine was how dark that one mile would be coming back…nobody came down the road we took and even though we have headlights they are really not that bright when it’s pitch black out. No street lights, no houses, just woods and cornfields...fears of deer and/or other animals coming on the road would really put an end to our ride. It was a dirt road so we could not go too fast in case there were potholes, we were already experiencing the washboard effect and any fall would end in a very bad result too. We silently continued but once we got to the lit parking lot of the casino we both began to laugh hysterically and admitted just how scary it was and agreed we would not do this again...ever!
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