NASCAR fans and the mail service have a few things in common, a little wind,rain, and tornado warnings/watches don’t keep them “under weather”. Yesterday was short day of on-track activities for the fans at Talladega Superspeedway, with the final practice for the NSCS being cut short and the ARCA 3 Amigos 250 being rescheduled until today.
I saw firsthand that this does not keep the fans who are in the campground from coming out and having a good time. NASCAR fans from DeRidder, LA about nine hours away from TSS were out and about having a good time. E.B. and Barb Boss of DeRidder have not missed a spring race at TSS for the past 17 years, they rode the storms out last year and were not going to let these keep them down. “This is what makes Talladega, what it is” said Josh Morgan also of DeRidder.
With the tornado sirens going off in the background and the warnings on the radio many fans camping at TSS continued their “hurricane parties”.
One fan had to say “We did not drive 14 hours to pack up and stop now”. Some fans campground had been flooded, lost ice chests, cars stuck, and tents under water but everyone of them had a smile. Because “This is Talladega”.