Monday, May 30, 2011

Motorhomes and Motorsport

Nascar is on- specifically, Charlotte Motor Speedway's May race events, and with Nascar comes motorhomes galore. The cars and the RVs are surely about as different as two vehicles can get whilst both driving on the road, but they congregate without fail for the race events.

Some of the motorhomes belong to fans- RVs are a popular choice for those who camp at the speedway, making up around 90% of campers. Even the locals will drive 10 mins to the track in their RVs to be part of the action!

The drivers and owners are also RV afficionados, a tradition which started with Felix Sabates in 1989 after he had trouble finding toilets. Now, most drivers and owners stay in top-of-the-line motorhomes when at a race site, forming RV communities on the infield. Michael McDowell told the nascar website that he is one of the few who drives his own motorhome to events in an effort to keep costs down- most hire drivers to drive, clean and generally look after their gigantuan mobile homes.

Talladega infield
Photo by Brian Cantoni Flickr Creative Commons

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Author: Phil Wright+

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