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The latest update as of September 18, 2014

Deep in the heart of Texas

"Getting there is half the fun?" Don't believe it, at least not on this trip, as yesterday was another of those on and off weather days. It started out fine in Galveston with bright sunny skies, then in half an hour, as I approached Houston, went from great to godawful. Driving in four lanes of heavy traffic at 70 mph in yet another torrential downpour made for a really lousy morning. Thankfully it cleared up as I neared Dallas and by the time I arrived at the Texas Motorplex, the temperature had climbed to 93 F (34 C) and the sun was clearly dominating the sky.

During this weekend's AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, I'll be staying well south of the track in Corsicana. It's major claium to fame is it being the site of the first oil well in Texas, in a field that is still producing to this day. But we're more concerned with refined lubricating oil this week, the kind that stays inside engines and NOT spread on the race track. It's going to be a hot weekend - with possible thunder showers (which seem to be following me from race to race) - and the less down time there is at the track, the better.

I've got piles of photos from the past week for the More Xcellent Adventures page and will try to get them all posted before I leave for the track this morning. LATE NOTE: As you can see, that didn't happen, but I'm working on it.