For What Its Worth
Intermission at the local
race crowd pleaser events can be a blast, but track officials are often
psychotic about success. Examples.
#1 Creeper races:
Outline Everyone takes out there mechanics creepers and use plungers
to push the creepers in a drag race.
What we did: Put
the biggest wheels you can find on a creeper.
Tie it down on the trailer. Drive
the trailer out in front of the stands.
Put the ramps on and roll the creeper down the ramps. Put on a helmet and win the creeper
race. Crowd goes ballistic.
reactions. No more creeper races, it is
drawings in the stands for a couple of kids a night to ride in the race
cars. Kids draw for the cars they ride in. (parents sign a waiver)
Most people put a
helmet on the kid and sort of tie in a seat and putt around the 1/2
at 20-40 in low gear.
What we did when
we got drawn the third week: Bolt in a
second seat with full harness. 100% race worthy mounting.
Make the kid put on a full fire suit (Very
baggy) and a helmet that fits. (We should have taken pictures of the
the oversize suits) Strap him in tight
with a full 5 point harness. (The kids
are beginning to get very excited). Take
the kid around for 4-5 laps at 90% race speed.
The kid gets out with possibly damp underwear and the biggest
ever saw. Every kid in the stand goes
berserk and most of the parents. After
that if they don't draw our car they throw the card down and stomp away.
reaction: No more race car rides, it is causing crowd problems.
races and powder puff races.
Outline. Let one of the non race
car mechanics or non race driver spouse drive the cars in a race!
What we did: Watched.
racing and more damage than a demolition derby. A yawner for the crowd.
reaction: Lets keep doing this as long as we get people to volunteer
So what is the
best "intermission" event you have seen?
VHubbard. May 2009
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