Again, toiling away at Wal-Mart, I was unable to see or hear much about the Speedway.
It rained a few minutes before the Nationwide race today. Before the drops fell, the flyover by aircraft stationed at Nellis was shown on TV and then the planes flew over our apartment complex and it was quite loud. We are used to the aircraft flying overhead. Tomorrow, the Thunderbirds will fly over, probably left to right.
It's raining again, at 11:00 PM, by boulder Highway. If the rain goes south to north, then it will be a wet night. So, it will make for a slick track tomorrow.
I drove by the Speedway tonight and it looked surprisingly, pretty quiet. Not too many BBQ fires going, so the campers really aren't roughing it, at least by camping standards. The lights of the Speedway were all on- probably for the infield campers and maybe trying to dry out the track.
Again, today, The NHP was out directing traffic while Metro officers sat in their cars or stood around, except 1 motorcycle cop who was called to an accident in front of Memphis BBQ. (as an aside, Las Vegas doesn't have an excellent BBQ place, similar to Speed Queen in Milwaukee, though we have a Famous Daves)
Tomorrow, our family will be going to the race and dropping a couple of hundreds of dollars. We'll rent some scanners, buy my son a souvenir for his birthday present, buy my daughter some cotton candy and look around.
For tomorrow, we will taking Las Vegas Blvd and leaving around 9:30. For me, too darn early. It should only take about 15-30 minutes to park. Going home, will be another story. Even though our apartment has an entrance on Las Vegas Blvd, it will probably take us over an hour to get home. It would be quicker to walk.
The helicopters will also be flying. The copters land in a parking lot, by the road course. they have their own air traffic controllers directing traffic and they have to coordinate with Nellis AFB controllers.
There are buses that will drive you to the race track. The cost is about $40 round trip. Thanks to the federal government, the valley's public bus company, the RTC, cannot take passengers because they would be competing with private business. The helicopter ride is several hundreds of dollars but you can get to the track in 15 minutes and don't worry about traffic.
So, come to the race tomorrow, there are tickets still available. I hope the weather is nice and have some fun.
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