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Phoenix NASCAR Weekend

By mradam37

I am not even going to try to explain the sensation one gets while standing on the bridge over the garage exit as the cars go out onto the track. My words just won’t do justice to the feel, sound, and aroma one experiences. The best I can say is that it was pretty awesome!! The rest you will just have to imagine.

I want to say “Thanks” to Motortopia.com and World Class Motorsports Racing Tours (racingtours.com) for allowing my wife and I to experience our first live race. It was a very good weekend, and this is definitely the way to go to a race weekend.

We got to Phoenix Thursday, and did a few things around the hotel which is close to the Scottsdale area. I let my wife go shopping for a little while at Fashion Square (managed to keep her out of Tiffany’s), and took her out to dinner for her birthday. Then we managed to find a few drinks at the Rusty Spur Saloon in Scottsdale. Imagine a place about the size of a double garage with a bar, a band, some tables and packed full of people. It was fun!

Friday and Saturday we were with the Racing Tour. Ron from racingtours.com put together a great package. The hotel was nice, and in a nice part of town. We rode a bus from the hotel to the track, and parked right outside the track. The seats were good, and easy to get to. And most of all it was a great group of people, who were a lot of fun.

We bought pit passed for the weekend, and that was pretty cool to be down there close to everything going on. And like I said before…the atmosphere it just awesome! Just think about the way you feel when you fire up your hotrod with open headers and feel and hear the raw power that is there….now take that times ten. (Okay, for you “Tuners” I don’t know how to explain it to you…it’s just not the same!! ) Both races were very good…although I still don’t know about Gordon’s win?

And as always…it seems like you always find someone who is into cars like you are. It was great talking to some of the people on the trip about restoring old cars and trucks, and the project(s) we each have now.

We rounded off our trip on Sunday with lunch at the “Pink Taco”…it’s a nice famous Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale. (Beware of the $10 margarita) Then after spending some time at one of the casinos, we stayed with some friends at Leisure World (more commonly known as “Seizure World”) I wasn’t allowed on the lawn bowling field in my black shirt!!

But, anyway…that was our trip. Check out my photo album and video. Thanks again to Motortopia.com and World Class Motorsports Racing Tours.
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