It's Raining Cats, Dogs, and Good Will in the Midwest

Nikki HechtCorrespondent IJune 8, 2008

Here in the Midwest we've been subjected to some fairly bad weather.  I mean just this morning at 2:30 a.m. the sirens started going off and there was a tornado that touched down about 15-20 miles from where my little house sits.

Now what does that have to do with sports you might ask?  Well I'll tell you in just a minute. I was cruising the website tonight of one of the local dirt tracks.  Maybe some of you have heard of it, it's not as famous as say Eldora but it's pretty famous to us here: the  I-80 Speedway

I was actually checking for ticket information about Carl Edwards Night.  I went last year and forced my dad to go with me last year and he had a blast so I was going to get tickets for him for Father's Day.

(He's really becoming a NASCAR fan.  He was a very casual fan until last year when I dragged him to the track and he got to meet Carl. It turned into a great night because I got to learn about a side of my dad I never knew existed.  I never knew that he had worked on a race team, or that he raced himself when he was younger.) 

But that's not even the point of this article.  I'll write about that later.  The point of this article is that the racing community is a great community.  It reaches out to people in need and I'm proud to be a fan of racing period.   While I was at the website I found this press release:

"June 06 2008Let's Help Adams County Speedway

As you probably have heard or seen in pictures, Adams County Speedway has caught the brunt of the 2008 storms and is under water.  In 2006 a windstorm tore up I-80 Speedway and the ACS staff worked right beside us to help rebuild.   In an effort to help ACS with deductibles and get their facilities back in running order, this Sunday night, June 8, I-80 Speedway will be donating ALL GRANDSTAND PROCEEDS FROM AN IOWA PATRON TO ADAMS COUNTY SPEEDWAY (just show your Iowa drivers license)."
It's not much, but it's a much needed start in the rebuilding process that sadlydue to the storms last night and this morningtonight's race at I-80 was once again rained out. 

Adam's County Speedway is a track in Corning, Iowa and it's completely flooded. That's where I got the picture from there are more there too.
Not only did  Adams County Speedway help us out when we had damage from a storm, but there are several drivers from the Omaha Metro Area that not only race at I-80 but also ACS and racers from all over Iowa have raced at I-80.

From the pictures it looks like it's going to be awhile before they get back to racing again.  But I know the racing community is a helpful bunch of people who are going to do their best to get racing back on track at ACS.

More information about Adams County Speedway and their clean up effort can be found at Adams County Speedway Website