Sunday, May 20, 2012
Poppy's Spa Day
Until Shearer Guy arrived, it was a total race day, starting with the Pit Crew Challenge in the morning. How six guys can change four tires, fill the tank with gas, run forty yards and then push a car back those forty yards in seconds, not minutes, seconds! is unbelievable.
Watching the Preakness was like watching a rerun of the Kentucky Derby. "I'll Have Another" came from back in the field and beat "Bodemeister," who had run in front from the gate, again. I can't wait for the last jewel in the Triple Crown at Belmont in three weeks. It's been thirty-four years since a horse has won that honor. Maybe this is the year, and "I'll Have Another" is the horse.
To top off the day, NASCAR ran the All-Star Race in the afternoon. Not for points, this race is for bragging rights and a lot of money. It's every man for himself and they go all out; it's just a lot of fun for drivers and spectators.
It was a good day! (Just ask Poppy.)