This page celebrates the race-fan memories we've made, and documents the great fun we've had watching other fans watching drivers. As you can see, Racing is not only a sport, it's a way of life. When does the hobby of race watching cross the line into obsession? The answer may lie in these pictures...
This is a toy Duane Walker Jr. had down in the Lakeside pits one night - so funny! Made noises and everything, didn't hear any cuss words or make any of that special driver sign language, so wasn't that realistic...
These pictures illustrate a few of the many reasons Duane Walker Sr. is our FAVORITE DRIVER! He lets us sit in his car! Makes us appreciate how tough a driver has to be - just to get in and out! It also helps in getting potential fans out to the track and down in the pits - "Hey, you can sit in the #19 Modified" - works every time!
NASCarla bought 10 Petty Ride-Along Experiences as stocking stuffer Christmas presents - we made a day of it. Another experience we plan to repeat - over and over!!
#19 Factory Stock Rodney White signs autographs after a hard night of racing - Lakeside!
Ryck Sanders raises a cold one at the Race Watch Party at Hooters - celebrating the race I suppose - or maybe how many prizes his daughters were winning - cha-ching!
Linda Fritzshall watches brother-in-law Terry Bivins practice at Linn County Speedway - the cool way!
This guy had the best seat at Lakeside, flew over the fence into the infield, George Jetson Style!
THE PERFECT FRIDAY NIGHT...
Bivins #53 Fans!
Here are the pictures I took of the entrance to Grand Cayman Islands
RACE TRACK......... I can't believe there was actually room for a track
on such a small island. Hope it brings a smile to your face.
A sad picture, but it clearly represents the strong bond found at Lakeside Speedway and our large, loyal racing family. Lynn Nelson, 2006 Factory Stock Champion, died July 4th, 2007 of a heart attack. His son wheeled around Lynn's Modified in tribute, weren't too many dry eyes in the house. C'ya Lynn!
In 2006 Terry Bivins came out of retirement, racing a Grand National that summer, and again in the '07 racing season at Lakeside. As you can see it was a family affair, pictured here is Bivins with his wife Claudia and sons James and Scott. 2008 found Terry wheeling a modified, #53, of course!
Above Average Race Fans Kathy Smith (#1 Gordon Fan) with her daughter Carla (#1 Champ Johnson Fan). We met them at our first Race Fest in 2006, their enthusiasm for racing almost puts ours to shame - almost!
"I'd like to thank Dr. Pepper, and all the Drivers out at Lakeside for signing my T-shirt!"