I found these floating around AOL back in in the mid-1990s, perfect entertainment for a 12-year-old with a chip on his shoulder! If anyone can help me track down the original creator, please let me know!
Barney the Dinosaur wipes out in a major crash during the Indy 500.
Following a major renovation at Atlanta Motor Speedway, some forward-thinking real estate developers decided to build a condominium complex adjacent to the grandstand. 1500 Tara Place is, technically, the address for the track, too–which is odd. The condos still stand today, even though they function more as corporate club-level boxes than anything else. I honestly don’t know who would pay $800k to live in a condo in Hampton, GA when they could buy an estate house in an adjacent neighborhood for less than half that price! Even the main selling point–the fact that it overlooks the track–is only good for a couple weekends a year! For the money, I think I’d rather buy a helicopter to fly in on race weekends.
Fellowship. Where I live in Northwest Georgia, it’s a term for a social gathering tied to shared beliefs that mostly have to do with religion but you don’t say that. That describes the Rome International Speedway.
If you’ve ever dreamed of being a race car driver, you’re a good shade tree mechanic, and a bit of a daredevil, the 24 Hours of LeMons is for you. Once described as “the Weird Al version” of auto racing, participants compete in hours-long races driving cars costing $500 or less. More than a dozen LeMon events are held across the country, each with its own eclectic brand of auto tomfoolery. Photographer Jamie Kripke documented the crazy creations and hilarious hijinks of a race at High Plains Raceway outside Denver.