I posted earlier about my first experience with the NHRA – the 4-Wide Nationals – but that’s not the only series that goes four-wide. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has a long history of going four-wide to salute the fans prior to starting their “A-Main” (feature race). On Wednesday, May 16th at Rolling Wheels Raceway in Elbridge, NY, I saw my second four-wide action of the year when the Outlaws took to the “Fast Track.”
Fans have the opportunity to upgrade their tickets to include pit passes, which is exactly what Dad and I did that night. The access to the drivers and the crews in the pits is on par with the NHRA, and these drivers have names in the open-wheel world on par with names like Force and Schumacher in the NHRA: Sammy Swindell, Steve Kinser, Danny Lasoski, Jac Haudenschild…these are names I grew up hearing from my father when he went to WoO races with his friends, and now they’re still racing when I’m heading to the track with him.
My wonderful new camera (love my Canon T3i!) finally allowed me to get a photo of the four-wide pre-race salute:
Can’t wait to go back in October!