Monday, May 19, 2008

That Was A Fun Weekend!

This weekend I went with my parents to Bristol, TN for the first two days of Qualifying in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, and it was pretty frickin sweet! Friday afternoon/night was cold and windy, but an already fast racing surface that started at only 85 degrees at 3:30 PM dropped to a cooler and faster 74 degrees (Air temp was only about 55 degrees) by the time the second round started, and leading the charge was Tony Schumacher with a 4.502 blast down the quarter mile with a top speed of 327.43 MPH through the speed trap in the last 60 feet. Also there were the sportsman divisions (Super Stock, Stock, Comp Eliminator, etc...) Pro-Mod, Pro Stock, and Nitro Funny Cars. For a taste of the action, enjoy this picture of Tony Pedregon and Melanie Troxel (who ended up winning the event).

Sunday, my dad and I went to Mountain Glen Golf Course in Newland, NC to play 18 holes, and although it was rainy and a little cold, we had fun. I was worried after hitting some practice balls at the range because after a smooth practice swing, I would step up to the ball, and literally feel like I didn't know how to swing a club. This little mental freak out then caused me to to try and hit the ball...and in the process forget to hit the ball.
Fortunately though I played pretty well on the course, and I wish we had kept track because on one streak my dad had 4 pars and 2 birdies, and possibly shot around a high 80. I on the other hand mostly played bogey golf and shot around a 90 to 95, which isn't too bad for me.
I wanted to put a picture in of me blasting out of a bunker, but Blogger kept turning it sideways, so I'll settle for this one from when I went the first time back in '06. It's a very pretty course, and if you're ever up there, I recommend going.

**UPDATE** I GOT THE PICTURE TO WORK!! Flickr, you rock.