Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Racing at 441 Speedway in Dublin July 23, 2011

On Saturday DJ and I went down to Perry to David Ragan Ford where we met David Ragan, and then DJ won tickets to go watch the dirt track races at 441 Speedway in Dublin where David would be racing to raise money for the Shriner's Children's Hospital. (Let me tell you that kid had some kind of good luck on Saturday!)

Originally I bought tickets to go to the races, because DJ wanted to go, but since he then won a pair we ended up selling the ones I bought for the same price. The Shriner that I bought the tickets from suggested that we get there as close to the gates opening as possible (didn't need to be there that early, but it was OK). It meant that DJ got to talk to David Ragan some more (twice, even, because there was hardly anyone around), plus we had our choice of seats.

We took some time to explore the grandstand area, look at all of the silent auction items up for bid, and at the raffle items (all the proceeds went to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, just like from admissions to the track.)IMG_7054IMG_7055
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Eating Italian Ice
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David Ragan walking in from the Driver's meeting to talk with the crowd
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Shortly before they started bringing cars on track they did a kids trivia question time. The first question was what tracks had David Ragan won the Nationwide Series at. Well since we had just been to the dealership, and there they had posters up dedicated to his wins, DJ and I remembered that Bristol was one of the tracks. So he went running up to the announcer and told him the correct answer, and won a box set of 1991 Winston Cup Racing Cards, (told you he was a lucky kid that day!)

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David Ragan's car for the day
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Green Flag, let's go racing
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To end the great day that we had, DJ won one of the raffle drawings. He won a t-shirt basket, filled with 7 shirts from the various drivers present that day, 2 koozies, 2 tickets back to the raceway, $25 gift certificate to a BBQ place in Rochelle, and $10 to a BBQ place on HWY441.  (told you he was a lucky kid that day!)
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