Sunday, August 14, 2011

Joel's races

Joel went to the Fontana NASCAR speedway to race his motorcycle. He loaded up the truck the night before and took off first thing in the morning. He had on all of his protective gear, his knee high boots, gloves, helmet and body suit with a spinal column protection that makes him looked hunchbacked.
We showed up about 11am and watched a race. Then we went to the garage and had lunch. Racers were allowed to use the garages built for the NASCAR drivers. Joel brought his BBQ and cooler and cooked hamburgers and sliced a watermelon and a pineapple. Delicious! We watched him on another race and then went home for naps. He was in Class 1, which is beginners. On the straightaway, he said he got up 160 mph! His starting lap tie was 2 min 30 sec but when his last race of the day he clocked in at 2 min 5 sec. Practice makes better!

Laura the night before "helping" Joel load his bike into the truck.

I know it's hard to tell, but that's Joel!

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