FANS OF THE "HOUSE OF HOOK"
Wed, 2006-09-27 18:32
An open letter to the folks at Carolina Dragway ...
Just to say thanks from the two of us, Fran and Dale, over the two-day race you all have over the September 23-24 weekend (one of which, September 23, was my 62nd birthday, and it thus served as my birthday present from wife Fran to "go wherever you want to go to race; I chose the two-day, $110 for two $2,000 prizes to the winner each day).
What a cool place you have! It reminds me of Norwalk Raceway Park and Indianapolis Raceway Park --- plenty of grassy parking, trees, even two RV dump sites. Plus no-hassle overnight parking.
What got us was the way the track participants spoke of Carolina Dragway, located in Jackson, South Carolina, within a bicycle ride of Augusta, Georgia, three hours' drive from home. "How do you like OUR (my emphasis) track?, many racers asked us during our Friday through Sunday stay. And we were impressed that every time there was an oil- or water-down, the whole track crew jumped in and cleaned it up, then dragged the track in both lanes to get rid of possible debris. Where we come from, this might have made the front page of the local Atlanta newspaper.
We'd heard from friends that Carolina Dragway was a great place to race, and now it's confirmed to us. Too bad we hadn't discovered it sooner.