Racing or History?
I am sitting around the campfire planning the next couple of adventures here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since I can hear Mason Dixon Dragway in the background I’m thinking a trip there is in my future. Drag racing is something I did as a teenager. But it is now my second favorite form of racing. I really like the IMSA Prototype / Grand Touring racing. In my opinion you need to be able to execute both a left turn AND a right turn and when it rains you keep going. Change the slicks to rain tires and put on the wipers and lights. Plus there are four different classes racing on the same track at the same time. Think of NASCAR putting the Monster Energy, Xfinity, trucks and super modified on the track at the same time with each class having its own winner. The ability to navigate around the slower classes becomes a necessary skill to winning a race. While most people find drag racing boring I find the pursuit of getting 11,000 horsepower to the pavement exciting. Top Fuel cars can get over 330 mph in just 1000 feet. The horsepower of these cars is difficult to measure because their peak power last for about 10 seconds before the engine destroys itself – that’s about 900 crankshaft revolutions – durability is not the factor.
Since we are in an area with a significant civil war history we also need to visit some of those sights. Antietam will certainly be a visit this year. We are also close to Gettysburg and Harpers Ferry but those will probably wait until next year. There are so many sites close to here that are relevant to that period and really bring meaning to both Gettysburg and Antietam because they dictated how one lead to the other and why those sites became as significant in the battle plans as they ended up.
Because we are host camping at Greenbrier our weekends are spent at the campground – that’s part of the gig. That means we miss weekend events like Colorfest in Thurmont. Colorfest is one of the largest outdoor craft shows on the East Coast and we will miss it again next year because of our host camper obligations. Does that mean a third trip to the area? Possibly!
That's #3 for me only since none of the cars resemble what I drive - kinda like NASCAR. All the cars fit the same template - Come on NASCAR bring back the rreal carsHey Pudge, Give Indy Car Racing a shot. High Speed Ovals, Street Circuits and Road Courses. I am a life long fan and attend races every year.
I also grab the 5 pounder if it has been used a few times – especially here were you pay for propane by the gallon – imagine that, paying for what you actually purchase instead of a flat rate based on the size of the tank.
I think U-haul also fills by the gallon also, but I don't fill tanks until they are empty.
Amen!Racing or History?
In my opinion you need to be able to execute both a left turn AND a right turn and when it rains you keep going. Change the slicks to rain tires and put on the wipers and lights. Plus there are four different classes racing on the same track at the same time.