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Sterling Marlin driving the Stryker TT is about to come up on the back of Tony Stewarts Yellow RT-10 and then........Big crash....Kasey Kahne hits the wall, all the front runner Vipers are taken out, and that Tony Stewart goes on to win........oh wait, wake up......It was only a parade lap before the race.

[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/669tropicana.JPG[/image]

Bill and Tracy Sampanaro, Tom Shapiro and all involved at the IL VCA put on a great event at the Tropicana 400 in Chicago and many many thanks go out to them. :thumb: around 60 Vipers attended. Had a great time, met and talked with many Viper owners whom I never met before. Casey from Indy was a cool guy and got a chance to talk with Scott TOOFAST :cheers: and many great people hanging out enjoying the race.

The B-1????? Bomber flying overhead was the coolest :nod: sent chills down my arms.

Great racing.........

Man it was HOT!

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The Stryker is/has got to have the coolest paint scheme anywhere!! Awesome Pic Jr! My new Desktop.

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Many of the pics taken at the event were with a film camera. These are the only ones I took with the digital.

Sr. drove the SVS Stryker with me in the passenger seat down to Joliet. Driving on the highway with a 2 speed auto is like driving your Viper in 4th gear (since 2nd gear in the auto is a 1:1 ratio) at 3500-4000 rpm without being able to shift. A little loud and grueling.

Driving to the Tropicana 400

We met at Nicor, which was close to the track and then left with a police escort to the Joliet Speedway infield. The 60 Vipers, 20 SRT-4's and SRT-10 Pickups looked awesome coming into the infield. So many people were cheering for the Vipers!

Had lunch, walked the infield, talked Vipers and racing and went out for the parade lap. It wasn't a flying lap and we only cruised by the stands and through the Media at the start finish. It was still cool to be out there anyway watching people cheer for the cars.

My Tropicana Girl, Mary!

[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/669mary.JPG[/image]


Leaving the infield


[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/669parade.JPG[/image]


On the banking


Came back into the pits and got ready for the start of the race. A few of the crew guys from different teams came over and checked out the Stryker TT.

[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/669crewguy.JPG[/image]

The Busch pit area was turned into the Viper pit area.

[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/669yellow.JPG[/image]


The Bomber fly by and the start of the race was awesome.

Bomber Fly By

Pitstop Action.
[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/669pitaction.JPG[/image]

Had an awesome day and wish I had everyone else's pics to go through and add more. The Viper owners, The SRT-4 club and everyone at the track were really cool to hang out with.

[image]http://www.viperalley.com/gallery/data/500/669strykerhood.JPG[/image]

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sounds like you guys had a great time...pics are awesome....that was a B-52 bomber

B-52
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[image]http://koti.mbnet.fi/~jjuvonen/riat97/b52.jpg[/image]

B-1
[image]http://myhome.naver.net/tgoaf/bomber/b-1/b1_07.jpg[/image]


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Jr. Thanx for the Pix of the coolest paint job ever! Great pic of You and Sr. on the track! Them nascar boys couldn't hold a candle to that car if you put the six speed back in!!

Great pics!! I'll be d/lding the movies tonite!

Cheers,

Jay K.
 
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