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a couple of years ago in your          And, a few comments that did not   in a 7 or 8 state area.  Usually pee’d
            magazine that mentioned Todd         target any particular track:         behind a tree. LOL
            and Keith’s attention to detail, even   Most tracks I have visited have     Well, there you have it.  A
            regarding their restrooms, and it    been adequate; prices are usually    little sampling of two important
            shows.  Good job, guys!
                                                 on the high side for concessions     aspects of drag strip operations.
              Eddyville Raceway,                 (but we usually bring our own food   Concession food rated surprisingly
            Oskaloosa, Iowa.  The restrooms      and drinks).                         high in several cases while,
            are nicer than many strips I’ve been   Racetrack restrooms are usually    with the exception of one racer’s
            to.  Rated a 9.  The food was good,   clean enough, but from a woman’s    comment on the long gone and
            too (but I do miss the guy selling   standpoint could always be better    much-lamented Green Valley
                                                                                      Raceway, none of the responses
            buffalo burgers there a few years    (as long as they are not the ol’     really put any of the restroom
            ago).  I’ll give it a 9 also.  The whole   outhouses!).                   ratings “in the toilet” (sorry, I just
            atmosphere during a race weekend                                          couldn’t resist the pun!).
            rates a 10 from me!                    As far as bad restrooms, there
                                                 were (and are) so many!  Even          Hopefully on the next visit to your
              Texas Motorplex, Ennis,            Green Valley Raceway was bad         local drag strip you’ll experience

            Texas.  For my money, there is       with its one-hole partially enclosed   numbers closer to the upper end
            nothing as good as the Texas         outhouse in the middle of the pit    of that “one-to-ten” scale.  If not,
            Motorplex and nothing as bad as      area.  My racing was mainly in the   contact the owner/operator by
            what we had to live with at Dallas’   southeast central and southwest     phone, text or email and nicely
            Circle Drag Strip or at Caddo Mills.  and I about hit every shithole track   and politely (please!), give him

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