Danger Zone??

Well folks I survived working 15 out of 17 days in row!  My employer is really trying to testing my physical stamina!  But I do have one thing to look forward to now…..four days in Knoxville, Iowa!! I am meeting one of my brothers and sister-in-law, Jim and Edie.  They have been there enjoying the  360 Sprint Car Nationals and going to Oscaloosa for more sprint Car races.

I am leaving Tuesday morning after I have some tests done to determine if I have carpel tunnel in both hands. YUCK!!! ( I hate needles and tests!!)

To describe Knoxville, IA during the four days of the Knoxville Nationals is very simple.  They are truly the nicest people around.  The whole community bands together to produce this great event.  The civic organizations like the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs put on “all you can eat’ breakfasts each morning for a very reasonable price.  Thursday evening the Catholic Church puts on a spaghetti feed.  There are all kinds of “good food’ to purchase from various other civic organizations as well.

But the true attraction, this time of the year in Knoxville, is that all the best Sprint Car teams from throughout the USA will descend upon this town to try to claim the $150,000.00 prize money for the winner of the Saturday Night Knoxville Nationals feature race!  It is a dirt track race fan’s dream come true!

So folks, for the next week this good ol boy is going to be sitting down just past the start/finish line, towards turn one at Marion County Fairgrounds, better known as The Knoxville Nationals!!!! I am going to get me a snoot full of Marion County clay and burned alcohol from the headers of those 1150 lb., 850 horsepower, mud slinging, alcohol burning, winged racing machines!!

They are driving on the very edge, the danger zone!! God, you gotta just love it!!



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