The Eagle Flats World Championship Road Race!

Oh, Boy, did we have a blast! Thank you to everyone who came out and made this special event so great. The kids were terrific, the parents understanding to a fault, and a good time was had by all (I lost my voice, to my wife’s great delight!)
eagle-flats-raceway.jpg

The course was a brutal downhill suicide run, and the screaming winds coming off of the mountains didn’t help conditions any. Several accidents occurred during the races (thankfully, no drivers were injured).

steve-tests-the-track.jpg
Steve checks out the raceway to see that all of the parts are in working order.

cathy-mans-the-registration-table.jpg
Cathy made sure every driver had a legal, untampered vehicle for use in the race.

spectators-line-the-raceway.jpg The crowd gathered early to get the choice viewing spots along the raceway.

mark-officiates-the-race-with-steve.jpg Mark provided color commentary as the drivers screamed down the raceway. Pit crews were on hand to help in the event of a wreak (that final hump over the finish line was, apparently, brutal).

the-prize-table.jpg
But what were they all racing for? Why, the loot, of course! Generously donated by Hot Wheels, Speed Leather, and the Vernon Plaza Theater! What a haul!

the-final-eight-racers.jpg
Our Eight Finalists pose in front of the prize table they are about to decimate!

our-grand-prize-winners.jpg
Mark poses with second place winner Max Parsons and first place winner Andrea Rodriguez. Each racer will receive custom-sewn jackets (like the one shown) for Speed Racer and Racer X, donated by Speed Leather.

For more photos of the event, visit our space at Flickr!