CRATES PURSE HAS WENT UP TO WIN
The moral of the story is: Never trust a south eastern short track promoter,
or someone who writes barely literate headlines like the above.
My plan for this weekend was to go to Sugar Creek, SC on Friday; Cochran, GA
on Saturday; spend Sunday traveling to the east coast of Virginia and finding
a nice seafood buffet in Virginia Beach for Pam and I, then go to the street
race in Norfolk, VA at Town Pointe Park on Monday. Four days, three new
tracks, all on the hitlist.
Sugar Creek, SC owed me, as Pam and I went there once before and they
canceled after an afternoon shower. Soon after that they went out of business because
the grader broke (Hello! Fix it!). An interesting side note is that when we
were in Union, SC the first time for Sugar Creek, we ate at the
bar/restaurant that Susan Smith used to work at. If you recall, she is now in prison for
drowning her children. Anyway, they screwed up my order twice, and all I
ordered was a Pork Roll Sandwich! Tells a bit about the folk in that area. Now
the track is open again. And it is no doubt headed for the same fate as before.
The website still says that the next race is Friday, July 1. But not
trusting any tracks in South Carolina after having been burned too often, I decided
to call the track phone on Thursday night. First I got out the ad in Racing
News, but they don't even have the right phone number. The correct number is in
the NSD, and when I called the track the message said "No racing this Friday,
next race is next Friday". Of course that message could be weeks old, for
all I know, because the website says they are running tomorrow. So I call the
other number in the NSD, the promoter's house. The first two times I called a
very small boy answered and after saying hello, hung up on me. The third time
the promoter answered, and he confirmed the races were canceled because it
rained during this week and the pump is broken (Hello! Fix it!).
Wonder why I hate going to the Carolina/Kentucky/Georgia tracks?
No sense going all the way to Cochran, GA for one race, then all the way back
to the Virginia Atlantic coast. So now the plan is for some local racing
(maybe Penn Can which would be new for Pam), minor league baseball in Norfolk,
seafood buffet, and the race on Monday. Looks like only one new possibility