With the girl away the Oberfrau has been putting some time in at work lately. That leaves me and the boy to fend for ourselves. So today we decided to go to the DRAG RACES!!! WOOO HOOOO!
South Jersey has a hidden gem and that’s Atco Raceway. There aren’t too many places where you can go and watch top rated drag racers mixed with local gear heads close to home. Atco is that kind of place. “Atco” as its known around here has been there for at least 50 years. I couldn’t imagine trying to open a drag strip now-a-days. Between the environmentalist wack-o’s and the lawyers, community groups, the taxes, insurance and every other whiner with an ass-ache and issue it would most likely never get off the ground. So I’d say our area is pretty lucky to have this track so close by.
This weekend is a big one. Today we watched the time trials. We were lucky enough to get to see some of the funny cars and rail dragsters run. They are AWESOME. Your stomach rumbles when they let go. Between the sights, smells and sounds of the track you just can’t help but love this uniquely American style of racing. For the record the fastest times we saw today were around 5.5 seconds @ 260 mph! CRAZY!!! After a couple of hours in the sun we had enough. On the way home we stopped to see my dad who is recovering from double cataract surgery. After 50 plus years no more glasses. He’s a happy camper. Here are a couple of cool shots from today: