Sunday, July 16, 2006

Vacation - Day 5 - July 11th

After breakfast Thing1 and I decided to hit the driving range. We had a 2 for 1 coupon so we figured it would be fun. Took a ride over to the range and they had no balls. At 10:00am no one had been out to clean up the range from the previous day. Went and played pool instead.

We're not huge NASCAR fans but since our resort is pretty close to Pocono International Raceway and they offered a free tour so we decided to go. This was our ride.

It was lots of fun. We couldn't walk on the race track as there was a Indy car class going on but we were able to walk in the pits and see the track from the racers level. Our guide was knowledgeable and seemed to really love NASCAR.

The family in Victory Circle.

The track offers a ride along program - $110.00 for 3 laps at race speed. Unfortunately it's not available this week (Indy Car class) as both the wife and I wanted to go. Top speed is 175mph and the driver gets a few inches from the wall. That would be so much fun.

This is about 1/3 of the stands. They hold ~90,000 people. Toss in all the RVers in the infield and the 2 lane road that leads into PIR can get real jammed.

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