9.07.2011

Weekend at the Drags

I hung out with some people I met on Twitter this past weekend.

Hehe does that sound creeeepy or what?!

In all reality, we've met before and have a bunch of mutual friends but never really hung out... but the NHRA drags were in town this weekend and when they offered up an extra ticket to me I happily obliged. I guess bantering with folks on Twitter is a great way get you into some pretty cool situations, huh?!

J, myself & K
I had never been out to the drags, and K and S knew a TON of people in the industry, so it was a totally overwhelming weekend! We spent a lot of time bouncing around from trailer to trailer to driver RV's, enjoying ourselves and chitchatting.
K snuck me into the suites Saturday night
  They introduced me to a lot of people, one of whom was their good friend, Mike, a driver for John Force Racing. We hung out with him Saturday evening, and his family most of the weekend.

S, Meathead, Mike's wife, E, K, Mark, myself & Wheeler RIGHT after Mike won!
Then Monday night Mike ended up winning the whole thing - which was way cool! Our clan was cheering sooo loud in the stands, everyone was turning around to look at us!


Mike's car pulling into winners circle
Mike, his team & JF

K & S with Mike and his trophy
I convinced everyone I was the good luck charm! We were able to go into Winners Circle with Mike & his crew and also the other winner, Antron!

S and friends with Antron in winners circle - S's company built some of the parts on Antron's car!

It was a really fun weekend doing something totally different. I'm so glad K&S let me tag along!! Drag racing is such an interesting sport, these guys put so much heart and physical work into literally 4 seconds of full throttle speed! Plus, it makes my first time that much more special since I can say I fraternized with the winner!! ;)


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7 comments:

David and Elizabeth said...

looks like you had a blast! :)

Michelle (michabella) said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!!! Looks fun! Glad you had a good time!!! Ps- you look happy and gorgeous sweet friend.

News flash: Pippa loves drags.

{i crack myself up}

My Life as A Plate said...

I have never been to drags either, but looks like you had an amazing time with good friends, and had great seats!

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Glad you had a great time at the drags! I grew up at drag strips as a kid (my dad drove an 8.90 dragster) so it's always fun to go to the Nationals. Wasn't the weather crazy this weekend? We sweated to death on Saturday.

Jax said...

Fun and different! I've been to the drag races before and was surprised to dig it! :)

Jen said...

That is awesome that you were at Indy! My Dad has been drag racing since I was 4 years and its so fun!! My brother-in-law actually builds all the motors for Doug Kalitta's Top Fuel car and works on the team. :)

Marian said...

One day, can we spend the weekend watching drag racing together:)