We have a race track (Milwaukee Mile) within walking distance of our house. It might be a long walk, but we considered it. Wade’s friend from high school, Matt, is currently working on a pit crew for the 71 team of the Nascar Truck Series. They were racing at “our” track and Matt got us tickets and a pit pass. We were a little late arriving due to Wade’s delayed flight, but we got there in time for the good stuff. We saw quite a pile up on the track right in front of us, the stands were evactuated for the threat of a storm, and we got to visit with Matt. All in all, it was fun. I might even want to go back sometime.
The picture below is from the pit. Matt is sitting up on top of the truck towards the right in a blue shirt. He described his job as “strategist”.