24 modifieds & 12,000 butts in the seats in this crappy economy.
They are doing something right up there in W-S
Its pretty hard to not have fun there
Faster than a bullet from a gun
He is faster than everyone
Quicker than the blinking of an eye
Like a flash you could miss him going by
No one knows quite how he does it but it's true they say
He's the master of going faster. -George Harrison
It's on my Bucket list too! Been working on my list this year and have knocked off Oswego. I will get to check off two more in the next couple weeks.
Bowman Gray 2013?
Southside (Richmond) runs Fridays.
IIRC, B-G qualifies on Friday night and races Saturday night (at least they used to, think it's still that way).
"Duty is the most sublime word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less" - R.E.Lee
Very bad first impression.
Do they still play football games there, the grass looks like it?!
My Band's website!!!!
Yes, it's home to Winston-Salem State.
They want to buy the Stadium from the City and keep the racing as a money generator.
They'd be crazy not to.
From the looks of the crowd, you'd be right. Bet they get more in there for racing than football.
I think it would be a bad move for the city to sell it as stadiums are expensive to maintain. You would have to wonder if push came to shove for the school if money would go towards football use and not race track use or even not at all.
It was surprising to find that the admission was $12. I was expecting something closer to $20. Given the size of the crowd, perhaps that is what facilitates the low price.
Does anyone know if they use any sort of traction compound on the track? My shoes sounded like I was walking across a tile floor where something sticky had been spilled but not entirely cleaned up.
Interesting to note that there is a difference in the satellite photos used on MapQuest and GoogleMaps. One shows the building off the north end of the track and the other doesn't. The building doesn't look to be more than a few years old.
Like most football teams, they practice elsewhere otherwise the field would be torn up before the first home game. Thanks for the info!
Coke syrup? That's what they use (or used to use) for indoor races.
You could be feeling the tires that have been worn into the surface. They always talk about how a green track is tough to get grip.
I seem to recall hearing recently that they just signed a new long term lease for auto racing there so I really dont think its going away. The season is so short because they need the field come September. Also Id guess they dont want racing going on while students are trying to live one block away. I assume theres dorms there.
For me, it's always a neat experience to take someone with me who hasn't been to a track before. I've taken some folks with me to Watkins Glen and people have just been blown away; folks who have lived in the area for 10-15 years but had never been to the track. Besides, even a bad day at the race track beats a good day at work, anytime.
Wanna know what's wrong with NASCAR? They've gone from Junior Johnson to Jimmie Johnson.
Wanna know what's wrong with IndyCar? It's gone from dirt ovals to street races.