posted on Jan, 29 2004 @ 10:14 PM
toejam...you must have been to one..
and you do not overstate it either.
The prerace activities are cool too.
Back in 1995 I was at charlotte, and Humpy Wheeler set up the coolest pre race show too.
Two military attack helocopters flew in over the stands,...dropped a couple of jeeps, and a bunch of soldiers repelled out...they played war games,
blew up a couple of mini-houses,...shot alot of blanks.
Then they reloaded everyhting back and winched all the equipment and personelle back into the copter, THAT HAD NEVER LANDED, but was very very close
to the crowds.
Another time a B52 bomber did two low fly by's using afterburners., only a couple of hundred yards off the ground, and right over us.
But like you say... when the flag falls, nothing else matters. Nothing else is in your brain but the sights and sounds.
Anyone who doesnt understand it, MUST at least try it once. I know of only one person in my life that still didnt like it afterwards.