Dirt Track Racin’

A little under a year ago, Mom interviewed a local race car driver as part of her job as a writer with the area newspaper. She really enjoyed talking with the driver and his father while touring their race car garage. Part of her assignment also included going to one of the Saturday night dirt track races to watch him race.

Through that, we found out Mom has a dirt track ten minutes away from her house. She went to watch the race and Mom told me it was a lot of fun. After picking up my jaw off the ground, we decided it would be worth trying to take the family. I had been to a handful of NASCAR races and enjoyed them, but had never been to any races on dirt. It sounded interesting.

Last night was our first adventure into the world of dirt track racin’. We pulled for the driver Mom interviewed, Rusty Ballenger; ate snow cones; and watched a bunch of race cars make a lot of left turns.