Here in the Midwest we've been subjected to some fairly bad weather. I mean just this morning at 2:30 a.m. the sirens started going off and there was a tornado that touched down about 15-20 miles from where my little house sits.
Now what does that have to do with sports you might ask? Well I'll tell you in just a minute. I was cruising the website tonight of one of the local dirt tracks. Maybe some of you have heard of it, it's not as famous as say Eldora but it's pretty famous to us here: the I-80 Speedway.
I was actually checking for ticket information about Carl Edwards Night. I went last year and forced my dad to go with me last year and he had a blast so I was going to get tickets for him for Father's Day.
(He's really becoming a NASCAR fan. He was a very casual fan until last year when I dragged him to the track and he got to meet Carl. It turned into a great night because I got to learn about a side of my dad I never knew existed. I never knew that he had worked on a race team, or that he raced himself when he was younger.)
But that's not even the point of this article. I'll write about that later. The point of this article is that the racing community is a great community. It reaches out to people in need and I'm proud to be a fan of racing period. While I was at the website I found this press release:
"June 06 2008—Let's Help Adams County Speedway