Track #412 Outlaw Speedway, Grand Prairie, Texas
Greetings following my visit to Outlaw Speedway which
was my 412th track. Last night's track was
erroneously reported as #412 when it was only #411.
Outlaw Speedway is a 1/4 mile dirt track in kind of a
run down part of town bordered by junk yards. You
could close your eyes, open them and swear you were
back in the sixties. Front gate admission was $9.00
and a pit pass was $20.00. This was Outlaw's first
show of the year as they had been rained out the
previous four weeks. Rain is in the forecast. I have
four tracks scheduled over the next two days and may
not get to see any of them.
They had a good field of cars. About 27 street
stocks, 15 hobby stocks, 14 mini stocks, 12 UMP
modifieds and 12 pure stocks. The food was reasonable
and what I had was good: a bowl of barbeque for $2.00
and a large fountain diet Pepsi for $1.50. Quite a
change from TMS. It was easy to go back and forth
between the pits and the grandstands. They only had a
couple hundred people in the stands so it was easy to
find a seat and spread out.
They advertised an 8 p.m. start. They ran their first
heat race at 8:25 p.m. The show ran along pretty well
although they had cars stop on the track to generate a
caution when they very easily could have driven to the
infield. They probably had one or two classes too
many. The announcer didn't say much. During one
street stock wreck that ultimately claimed three cars
to the wrecker he didn't say anything after the wreck
occurred or during the entire time (about 10 minutes)
it took to clean up the mess.
This track had something I had never seen before. The
pit were located off the 4th turn. When a car wanted
to enter the track it drove down a one lane road
between the front straight fence and the first row of
the grandstands. Folks in the first row could reach
down and touch the cars as they went by. When the car
reached the end of the front stretch (and grandstand)
it could then enter the track between turns one and
I also learned that Wace Bellmead Raceway in Waco will
be running 10 Thursday night modified shows beginning
April 6. I'm not sure if they are consecutive
Take care and hope for no rain tomorrow and a great
wedding for Gordy.
# 1 trackchaser West of the Mississippi, from San Clemente where the wind chill hovers around 72, all the women are good looking and the children are above average.
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