Sam McGee was tapped from behind and flipped . Then rode upside down along the bacstretch wall.
Ross hits Sam hard and drives him along the turn four wall...
Finally they come to a stop. Both cars were repaired and ran later in the feature event
Follow these signs off highway 87. There will be plenty of turns so watch carefully.
front stretch bleachers
from turn two up the backstretch
Fridays USAC midget finish
Bobby East won the Friday midget feature
Mario Clouser (3rd place), Bobby East winner, Bobby Santos (2nd place)
Bryan Clausen and Ina
Do kids come any more charming than this?
Don't let the look fool you..he's an Irvan
Sam slid across the backstretch gate..
You finally made it.
front stretch stands
Setzer tower, officials tower
Indy Car star Davey Hamilton was here to watch his son race.
2nd place Bobby Santos
Davey Hamilton jr
Shane Hmeil was at the track again
Bob "the Beast" East
...flipped right side up...
Sams right rear tire is gone and the car slides on its frame
It's USAC night
pit area full of midgets..40 of them!
lots of room behind the grandstands
cars have had trouble entering turn three
My new friends, the cooks. The one on the left was born in Alaska, then moved to Florida!
East in victory lane
Jared "the cherub" Irvan
...and was hit by Ross Rankine...
I was a member of USAC in 1960. And held a Chief Mechanics license for Indy Cars in 1982. Now I just take pictures.
Clean modern facility
The VIP suites in turn four are the best thing I've seen at a short track.
Vintage cars race past the turn four VIP stands
Nic Davidson wins the Ford Focus midget event
which one is an Andretti?
hint: you're right
No need to salute Ernie. Just a simple bow from the waste will do.
Ted, Ina and "slick01"