Joel, Kathy W., Kathy, Jenny, corner workers (and the rest of the wonderful Waterford Hills Volunteer Crew!!!),
Hey I am putting my two cents in before you can. Yes the entry list wasn't triple digits, yes you had rain, and yes the crowds were a little low. Oh and yes the Formula Ford race was....ummm interesting (4 zooom).
But you made a 93 year old man very happy. He couldn't believe the place...how many people, the cars...how fast they were going. JD had never been to Waterford Hills, even though he has lived in Lake Orion since 1963. He is a race fan, and participated in racing, (but all of the single horse power kind). Heard of the place many times. Even been to the Indy 500 a few times (but mostly to visit his WWII buddies)
So he was along for the ride on Saturday. Even though we got there at lunch time, he said of the parade laps - "They all looked like they were having fun, that what it is about, right?"
The Formula Vee race - "That was good, but I though there would be more passing"
Group #2 - "Wow" and "This reminds me of the track" (The single horse power kind)
Group #3 - "He kept telling the red FF - hurry up you are losing ground"...LOL
Group #4 - "Wow" and "That was close enough" (to a Datsun and the Cosworth I believe)
Anyway, you took him back to his racetrack days...since he lost his daughter in 2003, "It wasn't the same" and on Saturday it was fun again.
Thank you guys. I hope this little story helps you ease those sore feet and know it was ALL worth it (even though I know you already do).
Tom Forst (maybe JD can sponsor a Ford Mustang one day?)