Gale Pifer and I went over to Slayton, Minn., on Friday night to see the Southwest Minnesota H.O.T.R.O.D. Touring Series at Murray County Speedway.
There were seven old cars there with the old bodies that drivers used to race in the early 1970s when I first started going to the races at Interlakes Speedway, Brookings Speedway and Huset's Speedway.
They brought back several memories of the early days of racing, and it was fun watching them. One thing I noticed was that the drivers made sure of passing their competitors; they were not bumping and rubbing their cars with one another. It was probably due to the money that it takes to fix these cars as there are not many around.
The only thing that was missing from the H.O.T.R.O.D. races was the standing start and the announcer at the green flag saying "Go-Go-Go."