Most Saturday nights you will find me about 60 miles north of La Pine is the great city of Madras. I love cars, and Madras has a Quarter Mile Dirt Track... known as the Fastest Dirt Track in the West. The key word here is Dirt... you do get a little dust (ok a lot, but who cares).
This weekend was a special event for the Chambers' family - our nephew Cliff raced for the very first time. He and his dad have worked hard to put together car #18 and last night was our debut event.
Yep he is racing a 70 Mustang. This if you can believe it or not was a yard sale find... $1500 and a lot of hard work and you are on the track.
We have a family friend that races in Madras also, he drives the orange car in the back ground... #88.
Cliff did great, this first time racer is only 19 years and us up against some pretty experienced drivers.
Cliff completed his heat race and made it to the main even for the sportsman class. Then his first disaster hit, he was shoved in to the wall and bent a tie rod. It was a bummer, but today, the car is off the trailer, taken apart and ready for the new parts.
There will be no racing next weekend, but you can bet the following the entire Chambers' family will be out in force cheering on this hardworking motivated young man.
If you are in Central Oregon and looking for a great time on a Saturday night check and see if they are running at the Madras Speed Way.... it is well worth the $8.00 admission.
Mud ins (where the cars work the water into the track) start around 4:00 and racing starts at about 6:00 you can count on being there until well after 10:00 p.m.
The view out there is pretty cool too.... If you are interested in sponsoring Cliff and Backwoods Racing let me know I will get you in touch with the right people.
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