Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sunset Speedway, Banks Oregon
We arrived about 45 min early for the game, but you could not deny the crowds and the roaring sounds from the engines. They were not here for the little league game. Behind the baseball diamond is the Sunset Speedway. I had the camera in the car for the game so i grabbed it and took some pics from the bleachers. We were so close to the cars and their drivers that i , along with another parent decided to get a little closer to them. While I was taking flicks a couple of guys noticed me and just called me back to their cars and told me to take as many as i wanted. Awesome. Then we met Jerry Winchester. (owner of the ford above). Jerry Winchester is a hell of a man. He was cool as hell and eager to show us and teach us about his car. He had 3 cars in the race that day. Jerry is the owner of his own shop in Washington. We shook hands, He showed us the engine, he even jumped in and started up his 79 mustang for us. He introduced us to 2 of his other drivers that called us back originally. Right at that point some dudes rolled up on us in a golf cart checking wrist bands of which we had none. So we were politely kicked out of the area. It was cool as I had already gotten more than I could have asked for. Later on Jerry was in between races and came up to the bleachers to see how the game went.Good dude.
you can get more info about the raceway and stuff here: http://www.sunsetspeedwaypark.com/