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Just a thought came to mind eating a Whataburger  just now ....thinking about What, A, Burger it was back in the 60 and 70s before government took over with regulations . back when no fries onion rings were even a thought .back when you could smell a Whataburger cooking from a mile away or more ..real milkshakes yum.. root beer floats .... ...  then a thought of the old buc days parade with smiths old model A,s and such while  walking down leopard as those old cars passed  and selling bags of peanuts to whom ever wanted them for 25cents boy scouts back then  and no permit needed ...... then Saturday night could hear cc speedway ramping up from my home two miles away .. I say a lot of people are still in my memories that show up from time to time and it would take years to type them here ..so ill pick a couple or so outside from Whataburger and parades .except .....walter schumacher .  who could ever forget that lighted train trucking down leopard during the parade and at times having it  out at the speedway .makes me wonder if it is still around . walter pulling what wheelies he could on his bike with my brother and I doing the same with him and old franks head shaker hoch .you had to stay a few extra inches away from him not to get hit .... just a few memos .

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I'm having some of what HiTech's drinking...

I could write a book about all the memories from SAS, it's lease holders, competitors, various promoters, Life-flight evacuations, and the list could go on forever I guess... 

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Well if becoming a seasoned citizen has one benefit it is the treasure trove of memories we have collected. I love seeing posts like this as it kickstarts the ol memory motor and takes me to a happy place for awhile. Frank Hoch was definitely one of a kind. He could also roll that cigar from one end of his mouth to the other not stop. Some of my favorite SAS memories was the fire extinguisher toss , the "moon" a night the stands were packed and the big trucks from Mexico night.

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I think it was the same cigar . lol   never lit the darn thing up .. a couple of memories  of sas was the poorboys  run in with the fire ex. fun from where i was sitting . and what was that evil knievel   thing nick tried that night ..dipstick ......Sitting up in the press box  while Lorraine and RIP our friend   kim scoring ,or sitting with my then very young son never once thought he would someday race on that track much less win two or three races, He just moved out  of the house a couple of weeks ago and of all the trophies many he has won     the one he loves the most was the feature trophy  that was hand made  out of the sas grand stands ..even his championship trophy   takes second place ... You are correct on seasoned citizen or should we  say  SR citizen has its gifts . drives the young folks nuts with our stories and if they are as lucky as us they will someday get that SR title  and carry on the tradition ...its  coming.. growing up one of my favorite things was to sit and listen to old folks and their stories . you learn so much  none of this electronic social media crap   that the young folks have now dumb down system .. so with that old nick give us the youngers sr, citizen some more of your wisdom ... what did it feel like to invent the wheel ...

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Guess I'm in between those seasoned citizen status. Many great memories at both tracks. CC police chief being interviewed in the infield while CCPD chasing someone down Flato Road, screaming matches in the stands, the Flying Carlucci lol. Among many others.

As for SAS, Mark Chrudimsky's parents sitting near us the night his modified became a fireball down the backstretch and him later coming to the front straight asking if anyone had some hot dogs, the whole stands giving a one finger salute to a certain driver being escorted out and he decided to go down the front straight instead out the rear of the pits.

Many, many more of both tracks and could listen to stories all day long.

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