Sunday, January 18, 2015
Del Mar Short Track, IV league Flat Track Group.
IV League is putting Del Mar back on the map and more power to them. A great turn out of riders and fans and everybody was having a great time. This is real grass roots racing with a wide variety of machinery. When one class rolled to the line with a bunch of classic two strokes, bean oiling the place up, the announcer says, "It is smokier in here than a Crack House in Victorville!" In the pre-race amble the same announcer talked about all the local races he had announced including the Long Beach Grand Prix and I remembered this guy and how good he was. One line of his I remember from Long Beach, when there was a complete lull in the program ,he comes on the mike and says, "Linda Lovelace, Linda Lovelace,to the announcing tower please!" At the time I thought that was the funniest thing I have ever heard.