Posts Tagged ‘drag racing’

March Madness-3rd Annual Desert Diesel Nationals

Monday, June 28th, 2010

March Madness

3rd Annual Desert Diesel Nationals

By Kevin Wilson

Photography: Chris Neprasch and Kevin Wilson

March Madness is typically associated with the pairing down of 64 NCAA basketball teams into championship rounds of competition. In Arizona, March Madness means baseball spring training with a whole host of major league teams coming to the Valley of the Sun to play Cactus League games against each other. For the past three years, March is the season opener for the NHRDA’s Desert Diesel Nationals at Speedworld, just north of Phoenix.

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Editor’s Note: That’s How You Do it, Son

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

By Kevin Wilson

I’m sure everyone has seen the latest Geico Insurance commercial that features legendary country fiddler Charlie Daniels. A “Twilight Zone,” Rod Serling wannabe narrates something about Geico having cheap rates, and goes into “Does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?”

The camera then cuts to Charlie wailing away on a violin, broken bowstrings and all, at what looks to be a concert stage. As the camera pans out, he’s actually at a quiet table at a swanky restaurant while the restaurant violinist stands agasp. When Daniels finishes his performance, he utters the punch line: “That’s how you do it, son.” He then hands the fiddle back to the violinist and walks off, stealing a piece of bread off someone’s table on the way out. Classic.

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