NO WAY TO UNDERSTAND UNLESS YOU WAS THERE
I can only try to describe the Southeast Gassers Association race that we had in Lyons Indiana this past weekend. First off we set the all time track attendance record at a track that is over 500 miles from our home base so we can only imagine what will happen at our home town races coming up later this year. Before the fans even got to the pits they felt like it was 1967 because the shuttle used by the track to transport the fans form the packed parking lot to the pit area was an old 1953 John Deer tractor pulling a wagon.
I was busy as usual but was stopped every few minutes by fans just to tell me thanks for bringing the SEGA to Indiana. As always the fans were from every where. 7 all the way from from Australia. I had 100's tell me they drove over 4 or 5 hours and one couple from Utah.
The racing was second to none as always with 64 cars making the trip. Fans were rewarded with a full day of racing with every car on the track a manual shift, every pair down the track was first to the finish line wins, every car on the track was classified by the strictest rules in the world of Nostalgia racing. The coolest back up girls and I'm talking cool as in knowing their job and looking good while doing it. They are not out there just for show.Congrats to all winners but the Super Stock finals had to be my favorite because Robert Peffley raced his Dad Dallas Peffley in the finals.
Extra excitement came from our showmanJeffrey Madden when he crashed his B/Gas Nova in a fire ball. In typical Jeff Madden fashion he was making calls from the hospital trying to find a car to be at the next race coming up at Mooresville Dragway in Mooresville NC. August 17th.
For the 3rd year in a row the staff at Wagler Motorsports Park rolled out the red carpet to the SEGA racers and fans. We never ask for anything that we didn't get.Jeremy Wagler (Track Owner) gave me the combination to the lock and told me we owned the place for the weekend. I feel we will be partners for life at this location. We have found a home.
The SEGA staff / army headed up by Ted Chavarria was spot on for every move all weekend. Putting Ted in charge is the best move I ever made. The new video crew headed up by Trent Sherrill learned our ways fast and I believe will impress us once it's out for viewing. Thanks Mitchell Stott for your support or the videos would not still be happening.
Tim Ellison bringing Ohio George to the races as Grand Marshal made everybody really feel proud. He really appreciated us helping keep the history alive. When he said he was glad we was making the gassers run gas that made my year.
Rocky Platt all I can say is thanks for the time you spend just trying to keep me out of trouble and keeping my head on straight.
I could go on for hours thanking friends, staff, sponsors and bragging about how well the SEGA is going at this point.