It’s Race Day At Road America

Good morning from an absolutely gorgeous day at Road America. There is not a cloud in the sky and even though it’s still on 63-degrees, it feels great! The projected high today is 75 and it should be 73 when the green flag drops just after noon local time. I’m not sure the racing gods could have created a more perfect day to be at a race track.

Yesterday’s crowd was very impressive. The great thing about this lace s that they can have big crowds here, but they are so spread out that it never feels crowded or congested.

Last night, we went to eat at PJ Campbell’s at the Depot in nearby Plymouth. We checked in on Facebook and a couple of friends saw we were there and they walked in just as we ordered. They asked if they could join us and we gladly obliged. We ate a delicious dinner, had a couple of Spotted Cows and had a great time with them – talking racing and a few non-racing topics. Altogether, a fun night was had by all.

The second US F2000 race of the weekend just finished this morning and the two-seaters are out on-track giving some rides to some lucky individuals. The second Indy Lights race gets underway at 9:50 CDT, then of course the Verizon IndyCar Series race begins at 12:05 CDT. As I type, I’m looking across the track and I can see the main area where the concession stands and gift shops are. It looks like it’s going to be another great crowd for Road America, and why not? It’s an open paddock here and everyone gets to wander around with no restrictions. They will be rewarded with a perfect day at the track.

Susan is working on her post with many photos made with her brand new camera that I bought her for her birthday. I’ve seen many of them and she has gotten some good ones – not only of cars and drivers, but also fans and interesting objects we’ve seen over the last couple of days here. She will have it up here shortly, well before the start of the race.

That will do it for me right now. I’m going to go wander the paddock and possibly grab myself an “Egger”, which is a Road America original breakfast sandwich.

Again, please follow me on Twitter at @Oilpressureblog and Susan at @MrsOilpressure for photos and videos from the track. But yesterday I found it difficult to tweet due to the amount of people on the grounds. It’ll probably be worse today – but we’ll try.

Check back in a bit for Susan’s post, then I’ll have something up here after the race.

George Phillips

2 Responses to “It’s Race Day At Road America”

  1. Me and my group also ate at PJ Campbells on Saturday evening and enjoyed an awesome huge pretzel, great dinner and a few spotted cows… good times.

    • You may have been sitting at the table next to us. We were a table of four over by the far wall (other side from where you walk in). There was a big table in the center that got one of those giant pretzels. It was huge!

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