Friday morning prior to Memorial Day saw Dad and I rolling toward Springfield, IL, a trip of nearly 800 miles. The carrot was two days of AMA Pro Flat Track racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds--Saturday on the TT course and Sunday on the legendary Mile oval.
TT festivities kicked off around 3pm and continued well into the evening.
Chris Carr engages in a flattracker jedi mind meld with a young 'tracker (note Tim White Original Photo on the cover of the current Sideburn issue under Master Carr)
Fresh off a win at Sears Point on his Suzuki roadracer, Danny Eslick was a last-minute entrant at the TT
Even with strong support, his evening didn't go so well. He seemed to be having a fine time anyway.
These boots are made for racing
Red Bull MotoGP Rookie champ J.D. Beach took the Pro Singles class win
And Henry Wiles took the GNC Singles main event from Jared Mees