This year for race weekend I was joined by some co-workers Galen, Mike, and Roger. We joined up with our neighbors Pat and Gina for a great weekend of fun.
In September Dan, Sean, and I went to Chicagoland speedway for a very fun weekend of camping, racing, and making friends. We lucked out and won a Sprint VIP experience which allowed us into the pits and saw both cars and drivers up close. It was a really good time!
Hanging out with Miss Sprint Cup
In the pits
Our camping buddies – we ‘adopted’ a college track team that was tenting between us and our neighbors.
It got a little crazy when we wheeled our fire pit into the street and people just started gathering 🙂
Our team recently finished a huge project at work and we celebrated with each other at a Twins game recently. It was really great to get everyone outside of the office for a nice time. I really enjoyed seeing everyone 🙂
Wednesday was a beautiful day for a baseball game. We had quite the crowd from Delta IT at the game and good times all around 🙂
Last weekend I attended my firstÂ NASCARÂ race in Joliet, IL. Sean joined me and we took the camper down and camped at the track. It was great to meet others at the campsite and the races. Everyone was very kind, we were given tickets for the Friday night race, we were invited to the Miller Lite deck for a great track view and drinks, and given a pit tour. Sean was even in a Speed Network spelling contest on stage 🙂
The Sprint Cup race was pretty intense, cars were running out of fuel on the last lap and a bunch of cars fell out of the top 10. The roar of the cars is pretty awesome, much louder than I ever thought!
We had a great time and hope to make another trip next year with more friends.
The start of the Sprint race
A few of our IT teams attended the Braves game yesterday. It was great to get out of the office with everyone!
I must say, not having a parking lot for tailgating at the Twin’s games is a bummer!
Since the Vikings have already played this week I am not planted in front of the TV today. 🙂 Our family has been enjoying a beautiful day.
I have been enjoying some football though. While the girls are in a shop Joey and I are hanging in the car watching football on my EVO 4G. The 4G bandwidth is so nice to have, my Slingbox has not stuttered once!
A blanket of clouds were over the stadium for this game. Thanks Dan!
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