Turn left to win? Ah….Nascar right? Nope, Speedway. It’s like Nascar, only with motorbikes, and on dirt, and doesn’t go on for hours so it’s not really like Nascar at all to be honest although I’ve never been to a Nascar race so I couldn’t tell you with conviction.
Anyway I digress. We’ve been back in Pardubice for several weeks now and I’ve been itching to get out and do something blog-worthy. My friend and colleague Adam mentioned to me yesterday that he was heading to watch the speedway later that evening….Bingo that will do nicely, plus I’ve always wanted to go a race.
Pardubice were facing off against AK Cereas Slany, one of the best teams in the League according to my fellow attendees. I arrived at the perfect time, Adam was at the bar getting beer 🙂 We made our way up to our seats in the main grandstand and waited for the show to begin.
It was a really fun evening chilling out in the grandstand, having a few beers and watching the races. I wouldn’t put it in the same league as Moto GP when it comes to sheer spectacle but it’s certainly exciting to watch the riders battling for position and changing their lines to try and get away or claw back an escaping opponent. Pardubice came out on top, winning 48-41 in the end with some great performances bringing the crowd to their feet. I’d certainly recommend an evening at the speedway if you’re in Pardubice or any other town that has a track. Will have to look into getting tickets for the Golden Helmet, the biggest race of the year.