|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on March 5, 2012 at 11:50 AM|
It sucks getting sick. It sucks worse getting sick the week before the NASCAR race here in Las Vegas. I guess it would actually be worse to be sick during the race, but at this point I am thinking that antibiotics and booze don’t go together very well. I am also thinking a sore throat is not terribly conducive to the 12 or so cigars I had prepared to consume this week at the track. Boo hiss!
Oh well such is life I suppose.
Like I really can complain about anything. I guess I can bitch and complain, but no one gives a rat’s ass.
We live a charmed life for sure. We have a roof over our head, two cars in the driveway, the bills are paid for now. The kids are good and in general we are both healthy. So I should STFU! But what fun would that be.
I was out to put the final stripes down on the infield yesterday. It was my last opportunity to work the turf as the painter must begin his efforts ASAP. In fact, he was due to start yesterday afternoon however the stencils for his logos were apparently late arriving. He better get his shit together because the world will be watching Friday as the cars take to the track for practice and qualifying.
I think we finally got our RV all square. It’s not an RV this year it is a 26’ travel trailer. We still don’t know where we will be parking it. And for the first time in many, many years I don’t have a truck to pull it. I’ll have to beg borrow or steal one to drag it out and back from the race. I don’t really care where we set up all I know is we will be out there for the entire weekend.
I have a crew of mostly first timers coming out to the track to experience what I like to call urban camping. That is, we are camping out but there is a Walmart 3 miles away. Not terribly isolated if you know what I mean.
I love to show people the laid back, RV side of the racing scene. It just seems to move along at a slower less hurried pace. There are no parking issues. There is no line for bathrooms. There is no schedule to keep. All the action takes place right in front of you. Once we set up camp for the weekend we don’t fret about anything else.
I make all guests to the track arrive pretty early because I don’t like to fight race day traffic. But again once there they also get to chill out and relax smack dab in the middle of America’s #1 spectator sport.
Got to meet Justin Allgaier at the Golf Industry Show last week and what a nice kid. I am planning an interview with him that you can see when I finish the edit of “KISS MY GRASS – Las Vegas Motor Speedway”. His car is sponsored by a company that makes turf care products for professional applicators. I hope I can get him on tape as we had a very cool conversation and I think you would be interested in it!
It was also nice to see so many old friends in from all over the world for the golf show. 15,000 golf industry professionals descended on Las Vegas to learn, network, and see the newest technology for quality turf.
In speaking to Rhett Evans the CEO for the GCSAA this show in Las Vegas rivaled attendance in Orlando which is always one of the better attended locations. I am glad we put on a good show for superintendents around the globe.
I am still pissed off that the GCSAA board of directors, choose to have the golf tournament associated with the Golf Industry Show, played in Palm Springs. Instead of helping Las Vegas area golf courses to host such a large event, the decision was made based on fear of bad weather to have the golf played 250 miles away from the host city. Bad call boys! Not only was the weather in Las Vegas perfect that week but you didn’t actually let Las Vegas shine as the host city. Next, why not have the show in Mexico and play golf in Ireland, makes as much sense to me as the last decision.
I have to get ready for this week.