Saturday, April 8, 2017

A Day at the Races

Last week I surprised Jon with tickets to the Cowboy 300 Infinity race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. I had been bidding on the tickets in a silent auction to benefit Metro Relief and won. 

The race was televised on Fox.  The race is the first of two races in the Infinity series with one race in April and the other in October.  It is a 300 mile race meaning 200 laps at Texas Motor Speedway.  The speedway opened in 1996 and it was once the fastest one and a half mile track on the Nascar circuit, to the point where there were talks to use re stricter plates here like they do at Dayton and Talladega, which are much larger tracks. 

The speeedway has a capacity or 181,000 fans! It has banking of 24 degrees in all four turns! Erik Jones the 2015 winner took the checkered flag again this year.  

We got to the speedway early and got to meet some of the drivers, Frankie even climbed into a car!  It was a great afternoon sharing one of Jon's passions with the girls.

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.  I Corinthians 9:24

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