06 March 2005

Andele, Vatos!

I just watched the first-ever NASCAR Busch Grand National race in Mexico. It was held at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico city. It is a road course, naturally, as all the ovals in Mexico are for bullfights. I like road races because it's fun to watch the stock car boys try to turn right.

There were several Mexican drivers in the field, including a woman, Mara Reyes.

Local piloto Jorge Goeters (Ford, Brewco Motorsports) of Mexico City set fast time and led from the pole for quite a few laps until his motor went caca pupu, which is the only technical phrase I know in Spanish, and means "done blowed up" in English.

Martin Truex, DEI Chevy, won. Adrian Fernandez, Mexico's Athlete Of The Year and superstar driver, came home in the top ten.

I liked it. The facility is very nice, and hosted 105,000+ spectators.

The NASCAR truck drivers convoyed from the border, which must have been quite a sight for the locals along the route. Mrs. G says that they can fit quite a few pollos in the haulers for the trip back north!

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