Today I headed off on a personal road trip. I will drive for two days so that I can spend Mothers Day weekend with my parents. They live in southwestern Minnesota and I just hope that the snow has stopped flying.
About halfway is Indianapolis, Indiana, the home of the famous Memorial Day weekend race. I won’t stop by Indy on the way out, but I might do so on the way back. It is an interesting place as the teams prep for the big day.
Most of the fans I find disappointing as they seem to use the event as an excuse for a tailgate party and there is no indication that they have any appreciation for the technology. I hope I am selling them short and that in actuality they know a lot more about the race cars, the teams, etc., but I don’t think so.
It will be a Danica event, but that’s okay, too. She deserves it and so does the Indy series. Now that CART is no more, IRL needs to learn from NASCAR and do what is required to suck in the fans and impress those that sponsor the cars.
Aside from that the road trip is going fine. A state trooper did stop me to make sure that I knew that my speed exceeded the limit by nine miles an hour. Just a warning, mind you. Whew. Other than that, there are a whole lot of semi’s on the interstates and construction hasn’t been a pain.