Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is one definition of insanity. So yesterday I tried another route of getting to Industry in the Wednesday afternoon traffic. Last week I tried the MAPS search for directions using my IPhone and hit a detour and bumper to bumper.
There were two very interesting old race cars set up for display and during beaks in the speedway racing they did some hot laps on the small track.
Again the drought of riders continue and even the crazy sidecars were less with only three showing when there were five last week. But those three put on another great show with lead changing and 5150 getting the main win.
The printed program listed 12 riders in the support races but that was of course changed and the first division was down to three heats instead of the usually four each round with five riders in each gate.My furry mechanic was useless as always and only
shows up to be petted.
In my first heat I thought I had won but was awarded second. Then I came in third, followed by a win, which put be in the main where I finished third.
Austin Novratil was in the main after having won all of his heats. Bobby Schwartz made the main by winning the last chance.
When the tapes go up on a short track like Industry a few inches can turn in too a big win.
After the races and the van was loaded up without any help from my mechanic and I headed west without the afternoon traffic to battle. Only one short stop was required and that wasn't for a refill or late night dinner but a visit to the police station. The city here doesn't allow for parking on the street late at night without a permit so I stuck my money in the pay slot and got my parking voucher for displaying in the window. They actually do have someone driving around in the dark writing tickets and the violation is $45.00:
CITY CODE VIOLATIONS 19.58 City of South Pasadena.