Archive for the ‘Spring 2006’ Category

Green hills above Lyle don’t last for long!

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

 These are the hills above K.C.’s hometown of Lyle, Washington.  They don’t stay green long as we are on the east side of the Cascade mountains where it is dry and hot much of the year.

In the distance are the cliffs just east of Lyle.  The highway goes through two tunnels here.

These are the hills in Oregon across the river from Lyle – taken from K.C.’s back door.

The historic Lyle Hotel used to be a stopover place for people riding the railroad in the olden days.   The hotel is just across the street from K.C.’s house.

Yakima Motor Speedway – 4/29/2006

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

K.C. spent this weekend at the races at the Yakima Speedway in Yakima, Washington.

Number 25 is a lady driver who is moving up from the Sport division to the Late Model division this year.  She came in last, but didn’t put a scratch on her new car!!!

Dave (friend), Katie (niece) and Alex (grand nephew)

Yakima Motor Speedway

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Fastest half-mile oval west of the Mississippi!!!

Busch and Nextel races

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

 Leaving Lake Bardwell

and heading on down the road.

Driving through Fort Worth, Texas.

It’a a jungle out there.

MedVac helicopter landing

 Keeping my eye on 55 and 21 – Schrader and Waltrip.  Schrader finished 16th I believe.

 

 

We had nice weather and great racing.

Randy Travis played during opening ceremonies.

Winner

Michael Waltrip and Terry Labonte (I think)

Kurt Busch

Jeff Gordon

Michael Waltrip

Travis Kvapil

Jeff Burton

Carl Edwards

Dale Jarrett

Kasey Kahne

Mark Martin

IROC Race – 4/7/2006

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

IROC Race opening ceremony.

 

Getting ready to go.

 IROC – Ready to go.

 IROC Race underway – Go Mark Martin!

Pit Stops

 

Kinser flips it again and we didn’t get pictures because it was on the backstretch! 

After some really great racing, Tony Stewart wins and climbs the fence.  Dang, we didn’t get a picture of that!

 

Car haulers lined up in the infield.

It was a great race – lots of drafting and passing but the wind came up and howled through the grandstands.  We were seated near the top and you couldn’t even stand up without hanging on to something.  Bob caught an early ride on a golf cart run and got home just in time to save the awning which we had left up because it wasn’t windy when we headed out for the race.  I waited for our scheduled ride and got home about an hour later.  All and all I have to say – I love racing!!!!!!

 

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