Saturday, June 9, 2012
Last Sunday we caught our first dirt track racing of the season. The destination was Double-X Speedway in California, Missouri. The speedway is a 1/4 mile clay track that features weekly racing on Sunday night in three classes, Winged Sprints, Street Stock, and Hobby Stock. The hobby stock class was essentially the 4 banger hornet class that most of the IMCA tracks in Iowa ran. Another difference I noticed was that most of the street stocks ran elaborate rear spoiler things. The night we attended there was also a 600cc Winged Micro Sprint special. Those cars were small and lightning quick. I was a little disappointed in the car count, as there were 40 cars entered between the four classes. The racing was pretty good though. A couple of things that really rocked were the concession stand and the beer situation. The concessions were cheap and they sold chili dogs, a SportStew favorite. And it was BYOB, aka, you were allowed to bring in your own coolers of beer, just not in glass containers. You can check out Double-X Speedway's website at http://www.xxspeedway.com/.