May 26 Awaiting Race Night #2

The weather was a bit cloudy this morning but, as the day progressed, the clouds started to dissipate. We hung about the trailer today, just like yesterday, awaiting tonight’s races at the fairgrounds across the street. We know they are going to happen because the big, garish sign near the fairgrounds entrance had a very colorful advertisement touting races on the evenings of May 25 and May 26. Additionally, the possibly mistaken track announcer working during last night’s rained out event stated over the P.A. system that racing would be occuring tomorrow night, right here at the fairgrounds track. The track website also plainly shows racing on both the 25th and 26th. I had a slight doubt about the racing on a Sunday but the fairgrounds sign, the track announcer and the website couldn’t all told be wrong.

We (mostly me) primed ourselves by watching the Indianapolis 500 on TV in the morning, followed by the Monte Carlo Grand Prix race next and before the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race in the afternoon. We were about half way through the NASCAR race when it became evident that there might be a problem with tonight’s races at the fairgrounds. We didn’t hear any engines. There’s always engine noise before races.

Peggy sent me out to recon the situation so I hopped in the truck and drove over to the fairgrounds about an hour before the racing was so prominently shown to occur. The fairgrounds were locked up tighter than a drum. I drove around the back of the track and the pits were empty. The website, sign and track announcer, it turns out, were dead wrong I went back to our RV park and watched the last half of the 600 and some Bosch on Amazon Prime.

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