Last Night, I couldn’t too….

Sleep?  Nah,  not sleep.  More like downed trees and a very long outage.  Got hot with Lows about 75 or so.



So now the power is on and the skies are partly cloudy.  That fair weather may be our undoing.   With high RH and plenty of lift that HAS triggered Thunderstorms.  The ones on the Leeside of course, will experience some weakening.

Even now, some of these showers are increasing with some severe.  Hope for no outages for Garden Variety weather.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
655 PM EDT Fri Jul 14 2017


This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central North Carolina.

.DAY ONE…Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Saturday through Thursday.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along and
ahead of a cold front approaching from the north Saturday afternoon
and evening. Isolated storms could become severe, with a primary
threat of damaging winds

As we approach 9 and 10PM,  it appears the line is increasing across the SE USA.

Near North Central,  North Carolina is widely spred.  The more active are the mountain areas in Western,  North Carolina.

Our Temp right now is 82

Meteorologist Mike Scott,                                                                                                             Larry Olson, Meteorologist

World of Outlaws, World Racing Group                                                                                               Charlotte, NC.

The Abandoned "White Hall" at Chanute Air Force base in Rantoul, IL.

The Abandoned “White Hall” at Chanute Air Force base in Rantoul, IL.


Hirams Lightning Sprints

A picture of Justin Ward’s #8 Sprint car reminded me of someone I know whose color scheme is very close to Ward’s.  This curiosity compelled me to look at the Hirams Lightning Sprint series but also noted they are not microsprints per se but a 1,000cc 4 cylinder division with Japanese motores.

The Hiram Sprints race at five different tracks and the rules for the division are listed on the site,  so please check out the page and websites.—standings.html.

One of the best things about short track racing is that you can find these kinds of programs in most states and these drivers and tracks have sponsors,  so please check them out too and patronize the many businesses  and say, “Thanks” to the drivers and everyone else who make these events possible.

I mentioned earlier the similarity between Justin Ward’s car and my friend who races 410 Sprints in Pittsburgh and nationally at the Sprint Car Hall-of-Fame in Knoxville,  Iowa.    Sprint car racing is sprint car racing and the Hirams series is a quality circuit at quality tracks,  so give it a try.

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The wings may be different sizes and the engines but the spirit and dedication remains the same.

Race Tracks

Cherry Raceway

​8649 E. M113

Fife Lake, MI 49633

Track Info: | (231) 468-1477

Berlin Raceway

2060 Berlin Fair Dr.

Marne, MI 49435

Track Info: | (616) 677-5000

Crystal Motor Speedway

8315 Sidney Road

Crystal, MI 48818

Track Info: | (989) 235-5200

​​Merritt Speedway

​4430 East Houghton Lake Road
Lake City, MI. 49651

​Track Info:  |  231-328-7223

Tri City Raceway

85 W Wheeler Rd.

Auburn, MI 48611

​Track Info: | (989) 316-6804

The all Michigan series have their stars put on a very good show and with the popularity of sprints growing it is no wonder judging by the competition here.


There are also the local shows at each track including Late Models,  Modifieds and Sprints and the ever present regular stocks  —   a fan favorite.

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