Greetings from Gonzales, Louisiana
From the travels and adventures of the
“World’s #1 Trackchaser”
Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
Lifetime Track #1,285
DAY 1 – IT’S EATIN’ TIME TRACKCHASING TOUR
AND THE READERS RESPOND
From time to time interested readers write me about one thing or another. Many times, I feel that my other readers would be interested, informed and/or amused by the comments I get. Here’s what a New England reader had to say about my trackchasing travel schedule.
“I don’t know how you do it with all the traveling, but I’m glad you do. I’m always
excited to receive one of your Trackchasing Reports. Kinda like living vicariously
It’s always fun to get notes like this one. I realize that not everyone can travel as much as I do or would even want too if they could. I may even go to some places that my readers would have no interest in ever visiting. Nevertheless, I’m glad you might choose to read about someone who does go to these places.
Carol went trackchasing in her 48th different state tonight…………………more in “The Objective”.
Are you interested in getting a four-star hotel for less than half-price? …………..details in “The Trip”.
We were able to see the devastation wrought by hurricane Katrina up close and personal in the “Big easy”…………..details in “Trackchasing Tourist Attraction”.
GREETINGS FROM GONZALES, LOUISIANA.
We woke up in San Clemente this morning and went to sleep in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is what transpired today.
Carol and I are always trying to advance in the trackchaser rankings in any category that seems worthwhile. Today we’re in Louisiana. Why did we come to the Bayou state? Although Carol and I have been to New Orleans for vacation trips many times, she has never been trackchasing in Louisiana.
Today, Louisiana will be Carol’s 48th trackchasing state. She is closing in on those nine special trackchasers who have pursued their hobby in all 50 of the United States. The two states remaining for Carol to trackchase in are Rhode Island and Alaska.
Rhode Island has only one countable racetrack in the entire state. Alaska has about ten tracks, but an extremely short summer racing season although they do have some limited ice racing in the winter. If you see me writing about Carol going ice racing in Alaska, then you will know I can sell ice to Eskimos. Congratulations to Carol on 48th trackchasing state.
Today is my 147th new track in 2007. This ties the second highest number of tracks ever seen in a year by an individual trackchaser. The all-time record for tracks seen in one season was in 2005. That year I was able to see a somewhat incredible 182 new tracks.
I am pleased to announce that effective November 1, 2007, United Airlines will move up from an associate trackchasing sponsor to join SkyWest Airlines as a primary sponsor of RANLAY Racing.
Today’s trip started with a non-stop flight to the city of New Orleans on our new primary sponsor. During my business career, New Orleans was a popular spot for our sales meetings. I began my business career on Monday, July 3, 1972 at age 23. The very next day was the Fourth of July, a company holiday. The second week of my employment was a five-day long national sales meeting held in the French Quarter of New Orleans. We spent the day wearing a suit and tie sitting in meetings. The night was reserved for cruising Bourbon Street and eating in the very finest restaurants. For a 23-year old from rural Illinois this was living. Maybe this is why I so much like returning to this city, one of my two most favorite restaurant cities along with San Francisco.
Editor’s note: Kindred, do you remember when Stephanie pulled out a handgun on one of our trips here?
For a fifty-eight year old, I do my very best to keep up with the times. With computers first became available to the corporate world, I was about 35 years old. Many people my age and especially older were reluctant to jump into the “wired” (or at the very least cabled) world back then. I glad I got on that bandwagon. At first, I owed Procter & Gamble for encouraging me to learn all I could about the informational power that these machines could provide. They even paid me to learn! During the last five years, our children and most recently J.J. have kept me up to speed in the world of technology. I knew I would get a return on 12 years of tuition and room and board payments to UCLA!!!!!
When Carol comes on a trackchasing trip, I get to stay in some pretty nice places. In the past, I have been reluctant to use www.priceline.com. I didn’t like their policy of not being able to cancel or walk away from reservations at the last minute. When I travel by myself, a simple phone call can end up moving me from Boston to Oklahoma City. When I’m with Carol, I’m not that flexible. You see, while flexibility can create options, it can increase hassle. When I’m by myself, I can take as much hassle as anyone can throw at me. I learned that in the Marines. However, when I’m with Carol, I try to minimize hassle. I learned that in Wedding school 101.
I absolutely knew (once we got on the airplane) that we would be spending the night in New Orleans. This meant that the advantages of Priceline.com could be used to the fullest. I like to buy things cheap. I am NOT talking about buying cheap things cheap. I want to buy good things cheap. There is a HUGE difference in the last two sentences.
I went on Priceline.com and made an offer on a four-star hotel (the hotel is not named during the bidding process) at Priceline. By the way, four-stars was the highest class of hotel offered. My bid was declined. That just made it all the more fun.
I’m going to share some confidential information with you. You deserve it. You’ve been loyal readers of the Trackchaser Report for lo these many years. Yes, you deserve it.
There is a website, www.biddingfortravel.com that explains the proper strategies to maximize your efforts on www.priceline.com. As my tagline says, “Everything I know, I learned from someone else”. I was first tuned into the bidding for travel site by Midwestern reader, Pryce Boeye as well as J.J. It took me awhile to take their advice, but once I did, I was better for it.
I am frequently asked why I share such information when my fellow trackchasing competitors could use it to make their trackchasing more efficient and therefore become fiercer competitors. I have the same philosophy as the great Green Bay Packer football coach, Vince Lombardi. He didn’t mind that the other team knew they were going to run off tackle every play. He figured if his team executed the best, then nobody could stop them and nobody did. I feel the same way in trackchasing. I honestly don’t feel that any of my fellow competitors can implement the trackchasing strategies that I employ as well as I can.
Using my newfound “free re-bidding” strategies from www.biddingfortravel.com with www.priceline.com I was able to secure a reservation at the Whitby Wyndham Historic Hotel in downtown New Orleans. This is a “boutique” hotel and fit the bill perfectly for a romantic getaway to a fun vacation spot.
For the financially responsible among the group (which, of course, all of you are or you never would have passed the Trackchaser Report admission test) here are the pricing details. I paid $70 plus tax for our room. Checking Wyndham’s website told me the very same room cost $125 per night if you paid on a “non-cancelable” basis or $139 per night if you made a reservation that allowed cancellations. Of course, 10-12% room taxes on higher room rates can drive the savings up even more. I met my objective. I was able to “buy good things cheap”.
I must admit that I am still learning the ropes that www.biddingfortravel.com is teaching me. Nevertheless, I am a willing student and will do even better as I continue to educate myself.
The people in Louisiana talk funny. Nevertheless, they are a gracious lot.
TRACKCHASING TOURIST ATTRACTION #1
New Orleans, Louisiana
My fellow Richardson-Vicks homeboys will remember Charlie’s Steak House in New Orleans. The restaurant opened in 1932. Here’s an excerpt from the restaurant review I found, “It’s one of New Orleans’ best-known underground restaurants; a wood-paneled smoke-stained supper club that generates stories about box wine, cheddar au gratin potatoes and steaks that sizzle right off the plate”. With this restaurant review in hand, we pulled up in a somewhat suspect New Orleans neighborhood to the appointed address. We were soon to be disappointed. Charlie’s was closed. They shutdown when the Katrina initiated floods came and have never reopened. A passerby told us that Charlie’s would soon be reopening under new ownership. We could see from a window poster that they had applied for their liquor license. I looked closer at my printed restaurant review. It had been written three months before Katrina showed up. Shucks!
Nevertheless, we were in luck. It just turns out that Pascal’s Manale server of the best BBQ shrimp I have ever eaten is a block down the street from Charlie’s. Yes, I remembered that from when I first started coming here in 1972. Carol and I ate at Pascal’s in March of this year. Please go to the home page of www.ranlayracing.com for a great photo of those BBQ shrimp.
Following dinner, we checked into the Whitby Wyndham Historic Hotel. It was everything I expected. The hotel is a former seven-story bank building. They have a small private dining room that seats 8-10 that used to be the bank’s vault! They still have the huge bank vault door at the entrance to the private room.
Of course, our room was stately. It did make my Motel 6/Super 8 rooms look like exactly what they were, spartan! Carol was quite pleased with her accommodations. Regardless of the price paid, that’s all of the approval I needed.
From there we walked down into the French Quarter. I do believe the “Quarter” has changed some in the 35 years since I first came here. It’s a wild place where you can buy shots or hurricanes that will soon make you scream like several other patrons who reached Bourbon Street before you did. It is also dominated by “girlie” shows much more than I ever remember. The amount of quality live jazz music has diminished.
Nevertheless, I had consulted the website, http://goneworleans.about.com/od/nightlife/tp/JazzinNo.htm, and confirmed that Preservation Hall was rated #1 for jazz in New Orleans. I don’t have much of a background in music. However, if Preservation Hall was #1, then that’s where we would go.
This place sits on St. Peters Street just off Bourbon Street. It’s right next door to Pat O’Brien’s Bar, another clubhouse of the R-V boys. Preservation Hall is not well marked, but if you see a line of people waiting to get in, you know you’re there.
I didn’t know what to expect and ended up being surprised. After we paid a $10 per person cover charge, we entered what appeared to be a room from a 1930s building stripped down to the studs on the interior. It was very dark and hot. Four ceiling fans provided a warm breeze and a couple of dimly lit lights provided the illumination.
The room was not any bigger than our great room. It was about 25 feet wide and 40-50 feet long. The place accommodated 75-100 people. A little more than half of those were seated on wooden benches. The rest of the people, including us, stood behind those benches. It wasn’t long before seven members of the “New Orleans Jazz Band” came in and sat down. They had a set to play. They also provided a sign that said a $2 tip would get them to play a “standard”, a $5 tip would let you hear a “non-standard” and for a $10 tip, they would play “saints” as in the “The Saints Go Marching In”.
The men, (five black, two white) entertained us for about 30 minutes. They were great. We enjoyed the music even though the venue was less than rustic. It was warm and crowded. Maybe that’s how jazz clubs were back in the day. Preservation Hall does not sell drinks. They do sell souvenir t-shirts and hats in the foyer. I’m glad we went; it was what New Orleans used to be about. Carol liked it very much as well.
On Friday morning, we had more local attractions to see. You all know that Hurricane Katrina helped reek havoc on New Orleans back in August, 2005. You might not recall that 204,737 homes were destroyed by the storm and resulting floodwaters.
Katrina first hit Florida on August 25, 2005. The storm then spun out to the Gulf of Mexico before returning to give a knockout punch to New Orleans, four days later on August 29. New Orleans had 1,577 residents killed by Mother Nature with some help from the local civil engineers. An incredible 705 people are still reported as “missing”. About 70% of New Orleans’ pre-storm population has returned to the city. However, that number is inflated by the large number of people from Mexico and Central America who have come here seeking work with the rebuilding process.
I use on-line resources to give me recommendations for nearly every thing I use or buy. A quick Google search told me that “Tours by Isabelle” would be an excellent choice to see and hear about the New Orleans floods.
Upon landing in the city, I confirmed our reservation with Isabelle. For the princely sum of $58 per person, we would be transported around in a van to all of the sights the aforementioned devastation had to offer. I must say that Grayline had tours of the city and the flood area for just $35 but their description didn’t sound as good. Remember, I don’t want to buy bad things cheap.
At 8:20 a.m., the tour bus picked us up in front of the hotel. There was going to be one minor (major?) drawback to today’s tour that had been explained to me when I made the reservation. This was going to be a bi-lingual tour. Of the nine passengers making the trip, four were from Quebec. Our guide would first describe things in English and then in French. After a while, that sucked because the tour guide never stopped talking.
Nevertheless, we saw just about everything there was to see from the New Orleans floods. More than 200,000 homes were destroyed by Katrina and the related levy failures. I would estimate that no more than 25% of the flooded homes that we saw have been reoccupied. This is more than two years after the floods!
After the tour, we went back to the French Quarter for one last New Orleans style lunch. We came across the Red Fish Grille on Bourbon Street. According to their sign, this restaurant had won the “best seafood” award for the past four years. We dined on French bread, seafood gumbo and BBQ shrimp po’boy sandwiches. It was all good.
Farewell New Orleans, until we meet again.
This was Carol’s first ever trackchasing visit to Louisiana and therefore her first track in the Bayou state. This gives her a 19th place state ranking here. She is tied with 12 other trackchasers including Mike Knappenberger, Will White and Andy Ritter among others.
This was my fourth lifetime track to see in Louisiana. This moves me up from a tie for fourth place in the state to a tie for third place. I am tied with Jack Erdmann. I now hold a hobby-leading total of 22 different states with a ranking of third or better. Of importance, is that I gain one lifetime NGD point with my state ranking improvement. At this time of year, one NGD point can be very important.
LAMAR-DIXON EXPO CENTER, GONZALES, LOUISIANA – TRACK #1,284 (CAROL’S TRACK #346)
I wasn’t certain what to expect with the first ever “Cajun Indoor Kart Nationals”. This race was talked up a good bit on the internet. No other trackchaser has ever seen a countable race at this facility. As far as I know, no other trackchaser was in attendance tonight other than Carol and me.
The program was scheduled to begin with qualifying in the afternoon. Actual wheel-to-wheel racing was set for 6 p.m. This is a two-day race program. They have ten classes of karts racing tonight and ten different classes racing on Saturday night. For trackchasers, there was one countable class racing each night. Tonight it was the Senior Champ lites and tomorrow night it will be the Senior Champ heavies. The only difference between these classes is weight. The lites bolt about 30 pounds of lead weight and they become “heavies”. It’s not a lot different than visiting the Waffle House a few times.
Carol and I arrived at 4 p.m. We found an open gate and walked into the arena without charge. We found a very modern building that probably has seen its share of rodeos. The temperature outside and therefore inside was very comfortable at somewhere in the low 70-degree range.
There was a nearly flat 1/10th mile (estimate) dirt oval in place. The track has taken on rubber and there was no dust whatsoever all night. There also were no fumes to deal with. Sometimes fumes can be a real problem in these indoor races. The P.A. was generally good. They even had the P.A. announcer’s words being broadcast on a local FM radio station.
We watched some of the afternoon qualifying for the flat karts. Then we toured the pit area (without wristbands), meeting and talking with the senior champ kart drivers. We picked up the names of several champ kart tracks in the Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee areas. Look for future visits to those tracks by us.
In a stroke of very good luck, we knew that tonight’s senior champ lite division would be the first of ten classes racing. That was a break as we had a long drive ahead of us to get to our next track located in Tennessee for their Saturday afternoon race.
Between qualifying and racing, we drove over to Cabela’s. The store was just a mile away. I was looking for something to buy for Carol to celebrate her 48th trackchasing state. We settled on some chocolate mint freeze-dried ice cream. Yes, at $2.99 per package I can be a big spender. I also dropped $149.99 on a range finder. No, I will not be looking to see how far some helpless deer is from the barrel of my thirty ought six. I’ll use the range finder on the golf course.
We arrived back at the track by 5:45 p.m. They were having the driver’s meet in the infield so they could give them qualifying awards. Unfortunately, this lasted until nearly 6:45 p.m. Yes, they would be starting the program 45 minutes late. Why should a first time kart track be any different than their bigger and older brethren?
The champ karts began their 20-lap feature event with ten entrants. The building’s lighting was excellent and we had seats only five feet from the track surface. There were 5-6 yellow flag periods. The racing was very competitive but beyond that nothing special. We sat very close to the racing surface.
We enjoyed three more features before deciding to get a head start on our drive up toward Memphis. We were very lucky they decided to have the senior champs run first. That might have saved us 3-4 hours compared to if they had run the last race of the night. Had that been the case, we might not have made it to Memphis in time for our afternoon show.
We were lucky the senior champ lites were the first race of the night. We didn’t get a chance at door prizes because they didn’t have tickets with numbers on both ends. This was great for an indoor arena. My eyes didn’t burn and it was a very nice track. I kept thinking that Randy must have miscalculated, because I thought I would have had Louisiana by now since we’re been to New Orleans so often.
RENTAL CAR UPDATE
New Orleans pickup/Memphis drop – Thursday/Saturday
Juggling rental cars on this trip required some mental dexterity. Once you pick up a rental car, you cannot change the drop-off location without incurring a hefty surcharge. I didn’t know for certain where I would prefer to drop the car. Everything hinged on the availability of flights. Finally, I bit the bullet, and declared Memphis, Tennessee as our drop location. Later on, I would discover that was not the perfect spot, but we would deal with that later.
Our car for the first part of our trip would be a National Rental Car Racing Pontiac Grand Prix. I picked this car because it had XM satellite radio, a key requirement on a long-distant drive.
Thanks for reading about my trackchasing,
Alberta’s #1 Trackchaser
Everything I know, I learned from someone else.
Los Angeles, CA – New Orleans, LA – 1,628 miles
Louis B. Armstrong International Airport – trip begins
Gonzales, LA – 87 miles
TRACK ADMSSION PRICES:
Lamar-Dixon Expo Center – $10
LIFETIME TRACKCHASER STANDINGS UPDATE:
There are no trackchasers currently within 100 tracks of my lifetime total.
- Randy Lewis, San Clemente, California – 1,285
These worldwide trackchasers are within 10 tracks (plus or minus) of Carol’s current trackchaser total.
- Ken Schrader, Concord, North Carolina – 352
- Max Allender, Des Moines, Iowa – 349
- Carol Lewis, San Clemente, California – 346
2007 TRACKCHASER STANDINGS
- Randy Lewis, San Clemente, California – 147
- Ed Esser, Madison, Wisconsin – 98
- Roland Vanden Eynde, Vilvoorde, Belgium – 98
- Mike Knappenberger, Reading, Pennsylvania – 88
- Paul Weisel, Orefield, Pennsylvania – 61
- Pam Smith, Effort, Pennsylvania – 55
- Guy Smith, Effort, Pennsylvania – 54
- Carol Lewis, San Clemente, California – 52
- Gordon Killian, Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania – 48
- Roger Ferrell, Majenica, Indiana – 35
Tracks have been reported by 40 different worldwide trackchasers this season.
LIFETIME NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY STANDINGS
Results current thru 10/28/07**
- Randy Lewis, San Clemente, California – 6.51
- Gordon Killian, Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania – 6.69
- Allan Brown, Comstock Park, Michigan – 7.69
** Results are unofficial.
UPCOMING TRACKCHASING PLANS
Trackchasing doubles are hard to come by in November………..but not that hard.
RACETRACKS VISITED IN 2007 (** not the first time to visit this track)
1,139. Meremere Dirt Track Club, Meremere, New Zealand – January 1
1,140. Meeanee Speedway, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand – January 1
1,141. Top of the South Speedway, Richmond, New Zealand – January 2
1,142. Woodford Glen Speedway, Christchurch, New Zealand – January 3
1,143. Robertson Holden International Speedway, Palmerston North, New Zealand – January 5
1,144. Taupo Motorsports Park, Taupo, North, New Zealand – January 6
1,145. Waikaraka Park International Speedway, Auckland, New Zealand – January 6
1,146. Angels Stadium of Anaheim (inner oval), Anaheim, California – January 13
1,147. Angels Stadium of Anaheim (outer oval), Anaheim, California – January 13
1,148. West Valley Speedway, Surprise, Arizona – January 14
1,149. Sandia Motorsports Park (road course), Albuquerque, New Mexico – January 28
1,150. Grand Prix De Lanaudiere, Lavaltrie, Quebec, Canada – February 3
1,151. Ste-Eulalie Ice Track, Eulalie, Quebec, Canada – February 4
1,152. St Guillaume, St Guillaume, Quebec, Canada – February 4
1,153. Caldwell Rodeo Arena, Caldwell, Idaho – February 10
1,154. Balsam Lake Ice Track, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin – February 18
1,155. Northeast Pond Ice Track, Milton, New Hampshire – February 24
1,156. Lee Pond Ice Track, Moultonborough, New Hampshire – February 25
1,157. New Hendry Country Speedway, Clewiston, Florida – March 3
1,158. Florida Sports Park, Naples, Florida – March 4
1,159. Honeoye Lake Ice Track – Road Course, Honeoye, New York – March 10
1,160. Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas – March 16
1,161. Houston Motorsports Park, Houston, Texas – March 16
1,162. Dawgwood Speedway, Chatsworth, Georgia – March 17
1,163. Toccoa Speedway, Toccoa, Georgia – March 17
1,164. Tazewell Speedway, Tazewell, Tennessee – March 18
1,165. Malden Speedway, Malden, Missouri, Tennessee – March 23
1,166. Dacosa Speedway, Byhalia, Mississippi – March 24
1,167. Swinging Bridge Raceway, Byram, Mississippi – March 24
1,168. Florence Motor Speedway, Florence, South Carolina – March 25
1,169. Foothills Raceway, Easley, South Carolina – March 30
1,170. Mileback Speedway, Gray Court, South Carolina – March 30
1,171. Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Florida – April 1
1,172. Vegas Grand Prix, Las Vegas, Nevada – April 8
1,173. Huntsville Speedway, Huntsville, Alabama – April 13
1,174. Low Country Kartway, Aynor, South Carolina – April 14
1,175. Dillon Motor Speedway, Dillon, South Carolina – April 14
1,176. Valley Dirt Riders, Berthoud, Colorado – April 15
1,177. Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Lancaster, California – April 22
1,178. Sertoma Speedway, Tularosa, New Mexico – April 27
1,179. Sandia Motorsports Park (outer oval), Albuquerque, New Mexico – April 28
1,180. Sandia Motorsports Park (inner oval), Albuquerque, New Mexico – April 28
1,181. Hollywood Hills Speedway, San Felipe Pueblo, New Mexico – April 29
1,182. Meridian Speedway, Meridian, Idaho – May 11
1,183. Diamond Mountain Speedway, Vernal, Utah, Idaho – May 12
1,184. Rocky Mountain Raceways (oval), Salt Lake City, Utah – May 12
1,185. Rocky Mountain Raceways (figure 8), Salt Lake City, Utah – May 12
1,186. Modoc Speedway, Modoc, South Carolina – May 18
1,187. Possum Kingdom Super Speedway, Belton, South Carolina – May 19
1,188. Laurens County Speedway, Laurens, South Carolina – May 19
1,189. Fairplex at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds, Pomona, California – May 20
1,190. Lowes Motor Speedway (inner oval), Concord, North Carolina – May 24
1,191. Lowes Motor Speedway (road course), Concord, North Carolina – May 24
1,192. Madison International Speedway (inner oval), Oregon, Wisconsin – May 25
** Madison International Speedway (outer oval), Oregon, Wisconsin – May 25
1,193. Thunderbird Stadium (figure 8), Bremerton, Washington – May 26
1,194. Thunderbird Stadium (oval), Bremerton, Washington – May 26
1,195. Whispering Pines Motorsports Park, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada – May 27
1,196. Magic Valley Speedway, Twin Falls, Idaho – May 28
1,197. Owyhee Motorcycle Raceway Park, Boise, Idaho – June 1
1,198. Race City Motorsports Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 2
1,199. Edmonton International Raceway, Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada – June 2
1,200. Castrol Raceway, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – June 2
1,201. Hidden Valley Motorsports Park, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada – June 2
1,202. Boyd’s Speedway, Ringgold, Georgia – June 8
1,203. Fayette County Fairgrounds, Washington Courthouse, Ohio – June 9
1,204. Brush Creek Motorsports Park, Pebbles, Ohio – June 9
1,205. Brown County Speedway, Russellville, Ohio – June 9
1,206. Vinton Speedway, Vinton, Ohio – June 10
1,207. Hilltop Speedway, Millersburg, Ohio – June 10
1,208. I-70 Speedway – dirt (outer oval), Odessa, Missouri – June 13
1,209. L A Raceway, La Monte, Missouri – June 14
1,210. Valley Speedway, Grain Valley, Missouri – June 22
1,211. Jamaica Raceway, Jamaica, Iowa – June 23
1,212. Calhoun County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Rockwell City, Jamaica, Iowa – June 23
** Hamilton County Speedway, Webster City, Iowa – June 23 (new for Carol only)
** Iowa Speedway (outer oval), Newton, Iowa, Iowa – June 24 (new for Carol only)
1,213. Butler Motor Speedway, Butler, Missouri – June 24
** Peoria Speedway, Peoria, Illinois – June 25
1,214. Kart Kanyon Raceway, Aztec, New Mexico – June 30
1,215. Aztec Speedway, Aztec, New Mexico – June 30
1,216. Sunvalley Speedway, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada – July 1
1,217. Georgetown Speedway, Georgetown, Delaware – July 6
1,218. Delmarva Motorsports Park, Middleford, Delaware – July 6
1,219. Hunterstown Speedway, Hunterstown, Pennsylvania – July 7
1,220. Shippensburg Speedway, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania – July 7 (Randy only)
** Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, Maryland – July 7 (new for Carol only)
1,221. Blanket Hill Speedway, Whitesburg, Pennsylvania – July 8
1,222. Lincoln County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Troy, Missouri – July 13
1,223. Pike County Speedway, Pittsfield, Illinois – July 13
1,224. Iowa Speedway (road course), Newton, Iowa – July 14
1,225. Mitchell County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Osage, Iowa – July 14
1,226. Scott County Fairgrounds (oval), Scottsburg, Indiana – July 15
1,227. Barry Expo Center (figure 8), Hastings, Michigan – July 16
1,228. Lycoming County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Hughesville, Pennsylvania, Michigan – July 17
1,229. Delaware County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Muncie, Indiana – July 18
1,230. Delaware County Fairgrounds (oval), Muncie, Indiana – July 18
1,231. Van Buren County Youth Fairgrounds (road course), Hartford, Michigan – July 19
1,232. High Banks Speedway (oval), Philpot, Kentucky – July 20
1,233. High Banks Speedway (figure 8), Philpot, Kentucky – July 20
1,234. SOIL MX, Bone Gap, Illinois – July 21
1,235. Western Kentucky Speedway, Madisonville, Kentucky – July 21
** Windy Hollow Speedway (oval), Owensboro, Kentucky – July 22
1,236. Windy Hollow Speedway (small figure 8), Owensboro, Kentucky – July 22
1,237. Teton County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Jackson, Wyoming – July 26
1,238. Gallatin International Speedway, Belgrade, Montana – July 27
1,239. BMP Speedway, Billings, Montana – July 28
1,240. Sweetwater County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Rock Springs, Wyoming – July 31
1,241. Washington County Fairgrounds (oval), Washington, Kansas – August 3
1,242. Maxville Fire Department Figure 8 Course, Maxville, Iowa– August 4
1,243. Carroll County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Coon Rapids, Iowa– August 4
1,244. Iowa Speedway (temporary inner oval), Newton, Iowa– August 5
1,245. Sarpy County Fair & Rodeo Arena (figure 8), Springfield, Nebraska – August 5
1,246. Newaygo County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Fremont, Michigan – August 6
1,247. Newaygo County Fairgrounds (road course), Fremont, Michigan – August 7
1,248. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Corunna, Michigan – August 8
1,249. Tioga County Fairgrounds (figure 8), Wellsboro, Pennsylvania – August 9
1,250. Coopersville Festival Grounds (road course), Coopersville, Michigan – August 10
1,251. Winston Motor Speedway, Rothbury, Michigan – August 10
1,252. Jackson Speedway (dirt oval), Jackson, Michigan – August 11
1,253. Springport Motor Speedway, Springport, Michigan – August 11
1,254. Double X Speedway, California, Michigan – August 12
** Thunderhill Speedway, Mayetta, Kansas – August 13
1,255. RPM Speedway, Hays, Kansas – August 14
1,256. KAM Raceway, Hastings, Nebraska – August 24
1,257. Motorsport Park Hastings, Hastings, Nebraska – August 25
1,258. Boneyard Park (figure 8), Edgar, Nebraska – August 25
1,259. Lincoln County Raceway (inner oval), North Platte, Nebraska – August 25
1,260. Lincoln County Raceway (outer oval), North Platte, Nebraska – August 25
1,261. Dirtona Raceway, Hugoton, Kansas – August 26
1,262. Paris Fairgrounds (figure 8), Paris, Ontario, Canada – August 30
1,263. Autodrome Edelweiss, Cantley, Quebec, Canada – August 31
1,264. Barrie Speedway, Barrie, Ontario, Canada – September 1
1,265. Sunset Speedway, Stroud, Ontario, Canada – September 1
1,266. Kinmount Fairgrounds (figure 8), Kinmount, Ontario, Canada – September 2
1,267. Orangeville Fairgrounds (figure 8), Orangeville, Ontario, Canada – September 2
1,268. Warren County Prime Beef Festival (oval), Monmouth, Illinois – September 5
1,269. Warren County Prime Beef Festival (figure 8), Monmouth, Illinois – September 6
1,270. Camden Speedway, Camden, Tennessee – September 7
1,271. 24 Raceway (dirt oval), Moberly, Missouri – September 8
1,272. Westby Nordic Raceway, Westby, Wisconsin – September 9
1,273. Noise Park Raceway, Idaho Falls, Idaho – September 14
1,274. Northport International Raceway, Northport, Washington – September 16
1,275. Summit Raceway, Elko, Nevada – September 21
1,276. Champion Park Speedway, Minden, Louisiana – September 28
** Victorville Auto Raceway, Victorville, California (oval) – September 29 (new for Carol only)
1,277. Victorville Auto Raceway, Victorville, California (figure 8) – September 29
1,278. Chula Vista Off-Road International Raceway, Chula Vista, California – September 30
1,279. Mid-America Speedway, South Coffeyville, Oklahoma – October 5
1,280. River’s Edge Road Course, Mission, British Columbia, Canada – October 7
1,281. Triovalo Bernardo Obregon, Tiajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco, Mexico – October 14
1,282. Texas Motor Speedway (temporary dirt road course), Ft. Worth, Texas – October 19
1,283. Beechnut Raceway, Blountville, Tennessee – October 27
1,284. 411 Speedway, Seymour, Tennessee – October 27
1,285. Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, Louisiana – November 2