Bus Race....

>> Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I had a great time last evening out at Charlotte Motor Speedway at the annual school bus race...part of the Media Mayhem series.

It was a crazy race. I started from the second position:

One person carried too much speed into turns 1/2 early in the race and flipped his bus over. Then another bus appeared to have their radiator explode with fluids spilling all over the track.

After the cleanup, we re-started the race. That's me nearest to the camera.

I was running pretty well....generally 2nd or 3rd the whole time.

Then, another caution.... this time, to invert the first 4 buses for the final run to the finish.

For that restart, I lined up 3rd and quickly settled into second by the end of turn 1/2. With 3 laps to go, I was right there where I wanted to be. I swing down low into turn 3/4 to try and make a run for the lead, and then it happened.

Somebody slammed my rear end and I knew immediately it was over. In what seemed like only a second, the bus slams over on its side and quickly stops as it digs into the grass outside turn 3/4. The person that hit me then immediately saw his bus catch on fire from the impact.

A disappointing finish to what I felt was going to be a good chance to win.

I want to thank all of the fine folks out at Charlotte Motor Speedway for again allowing me the chance to participate in this fun event. I hope we put on a good show for the folks in the stands.


Warm, muggy, scattered storms....

>> Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summertime forecast continues for the rest of the week. Warm, muggy conditions will remain in place with most highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. We will also continue to have the chance of some showers and storms on a daily basis with the greatest coverage of showers and storms occurring during the afternoon and evening hours.

The storms will continue to be pulse in nature as well, meaning they could briefly produce gusty winds and small hail before collapsing on themselves due to weak upper level winds.

The overall coverage of showers and storms could increase for the weekend as our next trough stalls out just to our west.


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