Last year a good friend joined his son (and grandson) and got back into flattrack racing…after decades…amateur, of course. So naturally I had to go see how the old man did a couple times. I missed his one win darn it, but got to a couple of the races and had a great time!
My friend, son and grandson are members of the Southern Dirt Track Association that holds most of the races at Ocala Micro Speedway. This track is right adjacent to Hardrock on the northern border. This year Southern is debuting another track in Fruitland Park (near Leesburg) called Speedway Park.
Anyway this year’s Southern Dirt Track Association season kicks off January 21, 2012 at Ocala Micro Speedway. Gates open at 1PM; Practice Starts at 3PM; Races Start at 5PM…$10 per person.
These are extremely fun events that I highly recommend…very, very Family-Friendly especially when it comes to making it fun for kids. There are a number of classes, including a Dino and some quad classes. A lot of racing; we usually get there where the racing starts and then don’t get out until near midnight. We’ll be going up to the opener to cheer all the riders on. Hey, if you like this sort of stuff or are in the area with nothing to do on a Saturday night of the races, go check it out.
Oh, and while you're at it, stay over and do a little dual sporting in ONF on Sunday.