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Gladiator Road Racing at Road America
Ayden standing outside our air B&B, Lime Ridge Guest House, upon our Wednesday evening arrival
Our Road America paddock spot on a soggy Thursday morning. The weather would not improve that day. Shane prepares for battle.
Our view of the west paddock and the front straight. Those little huts on the other side of the track are cabins, available for rent for the weeknd. Shower, have a coffee and step outside and watch the races. Cool
Shane's first time out, negotiating turn 5
And up the hill toward turn 6
Shane gives us a wave. By exiting the track at turn 5 and turning right, into the paddock, the drivers avoided most of a slow lap at the end of their session.
This is Bones, the paddock marshal. Apparently he's world famous.
Steve Beeler and crew prepare for action.
Rob, Elaine, Dorothy, Ed (our B&B roommates), Ayden, Shane & Ross at the Thursday evening FF meet and greet. Oh, and some guy just walking by.
On the wall at the Road America center. The track has lots of history.
This is Wolfe Motorsport, just north of Elkhart Lake. A motorsports condominium
Lime Ridge Guest House, Friday morning
#69 Mike Jackson, Shadowfax FV & #07 John Bauer, FV
Ayden, bike and race car. Thank goodness we brought the bicycle. It made Ayden a star
The Zink front and centre at the FF photo shoot pre grid
Famous Vintage FV driver Mike Jackson poses beside the Zink.
Ayden checking out Bones. He was a little wary of Bones, and wouldn't pose for a picture
Our Jeep beside an Isetta. The driver told me that without the "training wheel" it was in jeopardy of tipping over.
Where's Waldo. Shane is close enough to the front of the FF group photo that we can see him wave.
Ayden poses with Indy 500 broadcasting legend & former FF racer Paul Page. Mr. Page was the keynote speaker at Saturday's banquet.
It wasn't just about FF at Road America. #02 Alan Kremzar, '74 MGB & #73 Al Baurle, '72 MGB
#11 James French, '97 Jordan 197
#18 Brian French, '97 Benetton B197
Ayden gets to sit in Jon DeGaynor's ex Ron Fellows Trans-Am Mustang
Seems to fit pretty well. Get a good job when you grow up, Ayden, those things are expensive
Our paddock neighbours: #12 Tim Holland, '68 Lotus 41B...
and #84 Terri Schulke, '67 Lotus 51B
Shane, Ayden & Rob McClelland confer.
... becomes a wrestling match.
Who's the winner? Smiles all round.
Saturday morning. We watch the Vitage FF Sprint race from turn 14.
I get to pose with racing legend David Hobbs.
Saturday afternoon's Club F Sprint race from turn 3.
#18 Wes Allen, #271 Shane Viccary & #17 Bill Bonow
#36 Jeffert Tschiltsch & #271 Shane Viccary
Near our Air B&B we discovered this interesting structure.
On Saturday afternoon we stopped for a look
There was no one there and the structure appeared to under renovation with the intent of making it a tourist attraction.
Turns out it is a lime kiln & is in the process of being made a national historical site.
Saturday afternoon there was a car show, "Gather on the Green". It had to be moved from the green to a car park because the green was rather wet.
...at the Osthoff Resort across the street
Shane, Ayden, Ross, Elaine & Rob waiting for dinner
Turn 3, our closest and most convenient viewing spot from the paddock
All the drivers could see Ayden waving his checkered flag after the Club F feature race, & gave him a big wave back.
#18 Wes Aleen under cuts Shane coming out of turn 5
They chase #120 Mike Agnifilo up the hill
Shane gives us a big wave after the feature race. Well done, 16th out of 63 starters
Shane receives a plaque from Bill Tebbutt for being 1st Canadian in the race
Ayden gets in on the act. A six pack of "Labatt 50" is part of the prize. Perfect
Ayden waits for me at the entrance to our secret pathway to turn 3
Shane chases #353 Wally Butler up the hill from turn 3. Last race of the weekend. This one didn't end so well, broken half shaft after 3 laps. Tough way to end the weekend.
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