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Terry A. Brewer

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« on: March 09, 2006, 10:45:09 PM »
We are here with the Vanlucene's & met with the Fitzgerald's for dinner. Some pic's attached.


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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2006, 11:44:08 PM »
Thanks for the photos Terry. Looks like George is becoming a convert to Segway.
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2006, 12:06:37 AM »
Terry:

Even a Segway can't get a smile out of George? :(

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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2006, 11:46:12 AM »
I can just see the reports "Nascar races cancelled in Las Vegas due to SNOW"   Hope it doesn't happen but we seen photos from Jerry in the past showin the snow in Vegas.

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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2006, 06:49:08 PM »
They're probably freezing out at the speedway.  We had tiny pellets of hail for about 30 seconds this morning and I noticed all our mountains around the valley have a fresh dusting of snow.  On the news last night they were talking about LV snow records and it seems they had about four inches in the valley in January of 1979.  Everything is dry right now (4:30 p.m.) and 50 degrees but lotsa big black clouds interspersed with blue sky and sunshine.  Hope it's clear in the morning when we leave for the Monaco rally.

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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2006, 07:12:31 PM »
Jerry's gonna have to get out that nasty "pink stuff" yet to winterize your motorhome!!! I'll trade your 30 seconds of pellets for our 10 inches of wet white stuff !!
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2006, 07:34:56 PM »
Hi Terry,

Looks like the Segway isn't making George very happy. Also looks like Pam has a new friend! Finally, as you have always said, Betty doesn't take a bad picture!! :) Hope you enjoy the race. We're heading out of here at the end of the week. Sure hate to head north this early. If it doesn't work out, I WON'T do it next year!!!!!!
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2006, 08:03:12 PM »
I can just see the reports "Nascar races cancelled in Las Vegas due to SNOW"   Hope it doesn't happen but we seen photos from Jerry in the past showin the snow in Vegas.

Well, it wouldn't be the first time. We had several snowouts when we used to run the Richmond race this time of year. Had iceouts at Rockingham too.
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2006, 09:22:24 PM »
They're probably freezing out at the speedway.  We had tiny pellets of hail for about 30 seconds this morning and I noticed all our mountains around the valley have a fresh dusting of snow. 

Well, it is Saturday evening after the race and  we are warming up.  It did not rain and it did not snow.  Our seats in the new Richard Petty Section afforded  views of the valley  a full 360 degrees.  The planes flying over near Ellis are impressive and  from our seats we can clearly  view each turn and pit row .  They are spectacular seats.  It was 43 degrees when I returned to the motor and the wind blew in our faces the entire race.  Pam and I were bundled up  in our new rain suits (which insured that it did not rain.)  It's so nice to return to the motorhome and and turn on the heater and have a hot coffee with Kahlua. What a life.  Tomorrow we will bring  blankets to the race as many did today and they may have been warmer than we were. The walk back to our motor home was 9 minutes.  We are parked in the checkered  flag section just outside the stadium and this is what the RV life style is all about.  Though I do like it a lot warmer!


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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2006, 09:34:46 PM »
I would have lost money on that bet!!  I said watching the race that I bet Mr Brewer was watching it on TV.   ;D
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2006, 09:48:51 PM »
Pretty spectacular crash for John Andretti, wasn't it!!

Got a phone call shortly after the halfway point, so I hit "record". Played it back and, wouldn't you know it, the recording stopped just as Kennseth was making a bid for the lead from Kaine on the white flag lap. Didn't see the finish!!! D - - N!
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2006, 10:36:57 PM »
Pretty spectacular crash for John Andretti, wasn't it!!

Got a phone call shortly after the halfway point, so I hit "record". Played it back and, wouldn't you know it, the recording stopped just as Kennseth was making a bid for the lead from Kaine on the white flag lap. Didn't see the finish!!! D - - N!

You didn't miss anything. Kaine won, Kennseth was about three car lengths back.
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2006, 12:19:36 AM »
It was COLD today, in the 40's with a 10-15 mile wind blowing off those snow covered peaks right into our faces. I had long underwear on & still froze. I almost cried when the race went an additional 5 laps.<G>

You know it's cold when George only had one beer.....<BG>

Here are a couple more pics.

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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2006, 06:32:23 AM »
Pretty spectacular crash for John Andretti, wasn't it!!

Got a phone call shortly after the halfway point, so I hit "record". Played it back and, wouldn't you know it, the recording stopped just as Kennseth was making a bid for the lead from Kaine on the white flag lap. Didn't see the finish!!! D - - N!

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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2006, 09:51:58 AM »
Jim,

That's what I have, but neglected to tell it to run past the scheduled finish time >:(
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2006, 11:23:57 AM »
1273 wa a great picture with the sow covered mountains in the background. Now if you can get one or two with the F-22 Raptor in the background...... ;D
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2006, 11:46:39 AM »
Wow ! If that's what the hills near the track look like, what does Charleston Peak look like???

Where's a picture of Terry in long pants and socks?? Or did he wear sandals?  :)

Coldest I've ever been in my life was at the Vegas race a few years back when it rained. My sister and I were so cold, we went looking to buy a jacket or sweatshirt for any driver....we were so cold we would have even bought a Jeff Gordon jacket if we could have found one !!
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2006, 12:42:16 PM »
It was COLD today, in the 40's with a 10-15 mile wind blowing off those snow covered peaks right into our faces. I had long underwear on & still froze. I almost cried when the race went an additional 5 laps.<G>

You know it's cold when George only had one beer.....<BG>

Here are a couple more pics.

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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2006, 01:48:08 PM »
Pretty spectacular crash for John Andretti, wasn't it!!


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Missed the race but try to follow Andretti, what happened?
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2006, 08:45:54 PM »
Bernie,

Jamie McMurray got up under the rear of him coming out of 4 (I think), made contact, and spun him hard into the outside wall. He slid down to the inside and got creamed by Tim Sauter, going low to avoid, just forward of the driver's window. Nothing he could do to avoid it. Sauters' car had a small fire underneath it for a while, but neither he nor John were injured. Both cars were destroyed.  :'(
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2006, 06:30:57 AM »
Jim,

That's what I have, but neglected to tell it to run past the scheduled finish time >:(

OK, Karl, now I understand. That has happened to me, too, and I hate it when it does!!!
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2006, 12:21:21 PM »
Ardra,

>On the news last night they were talking about LV snow records and it seems they had about four inches in the valley in January of 1979.<

That's the same month, probably the same storm that brought snowflakes to El Centro when I lived there. Only the Christian Science Practicioner from Boston and I knew what it was when we came out of the drugstore.  ::)
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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2006, 11:50:54 PM »
Don

>>Does that mean you'll be looking into parking in one of the back stretch RV sites next year?<<

I'd have to sell Betty's house in able to afford those.<G>


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Re: Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mini Rally
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2006, 09:59:56 AM »
Bob,

Last year, my friend Susie came to spend about 10 days with me, away from the ravages of winter in Wisconsin. At the end of her visit, wouldn't you know it, Nevada was kind enough to supply a snow shower for our trip to McCarran airport, just so she could get re-adjusted to the WI weather ;D
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