Saturday night I went to the opening night of the season at Travelers Rest Speedway with some friends. It was rather chilly for a night in late March but we braved the weather for a great cultural experience. We started off with some boiled peanuts and then bowed for a word of prayer and stood for the national anthem.
After the initial trial runs the heats were determined and we got to see all the races of the main events. After the “Young Guns” class raced they announced the winner of the Kids Club contest. This little boy got to sit on the window of the winning car while they took a lap around the dirt track. It was too dark at that point to grab a picture, but needless to say DFACS would have gone crazy, however that was a dream come true for that little boy.
Now that Jerod, William, David, Millard, and I know the fastest cars, and some of the drivers after seeing them at Waffle House afterwards, I anticipate a return visit later in the season. If you ever want to come up to see me on a Saturday night we will definitely have something to do.