Saturday, June 20, 2009

Grass Track Goodness

Another lovely evening of grass track racing took place last night. The rain held off and the new venue was as good as advertised. Much smoother and no chunks of concrete to dodge. Gianni served up another full and diverse program of racing. We concluded with a short Madison, which was as much an educational experience as a race. The racing was hard. But it was also a lot of fun.

Jonny G, the Cricket, and me were there for the FGBC. Brian S was also there and showed off his fancy track racing tricks. And Mike from Brandon showed up again. Very nice. We also had some fans in attendance: Beth, Ross, and April. But no one from RRR was there. Not a single person. Which, of course, meant that we could head into the racing feeling relaxed. No matter how it played out, we knew the FGBC would end up with some nice totals for the FGBC - RRR FGD Challenge.

Post-race good times at the Belgian Club, where karaoke was added to the race program. Brian picked up 3 points for a fine rendition of Folsom Prison Blues. On the ride back home, we came upon a rather impressive looking fire at Westminster and Chestnut.

The program:

The sweetest jersey in the world x 3:

Craig was feeling good:

So was Jonny G:

The racing:


Points race results:

Johnny Szklarczuk:

Post-race conviviality:

Final Results:

The fire:

The man they call Elvis (Best viewed by either turning your head or your computer):

The Scoreboard:

1 comment:

KK said...

OUCH! That hurt...

Last night was the only time I've ever regretted having a cottage. Looks like you guys had fun.

Next time!