Craig Allen’s Tractor Race Results
Another run of the annual neighborhood Memorial Tractor Race is in the books!
And, while the race flier says its the "95th" annual race...it started as a small race among a few families in 1997...and only became a "big race" around 2002.
Sunday of the Memorial Day Weekend, is RACE DAY!
This annual tradition has yet to be moved to Memorial Day Monday, on account of rain!
Thanks to Meteorologist Dan Zarrow for the perfect (one could call it FANTASTIC) forecast!
So, the deal is, we party for a few hours...race for about 7 minutes...and then party on into the night. What's not to love?
There's lots of camaraderie...
...fun and games...
...and, did I mention...TONS of food (and drink)...
All the while...spectators are jockeying for a good vantage point...
...and tractors are pulling up to the starting line...as the anticipation builds!
One again, racers (and spectators) are ENCOURAGED to bring on the "waterworks!"
Should any racer need "assistance..."
...like I said...this is a friendly neighborhood!
Are YOU ready to RACE?
START your engines! (the roar of all these lawn-cutting beasts is deafening!)
As you can see...I'm already SOAKED!
"DJ Craig" is a popular target!
Add to my "worries"...if you look real closely...my smart phone is duct taped to my chest! And, while it is "wrapped"...I don't need it SOAKED too!
I am using my camera phone to shoot additional video for "Chasing News."
In the meantime...other racers are about to cross the FINISH LINE!
Lets's cut to the "chase..."
Looking...and FEELING like...a "drowned rat," I am about to cross the finish line.
Just a reminder...
I HAVE won the race before...I have no need to bring the trophy home for another year...
ALL that matters to me, is that I don't come in...
Who WON, you ask?!
He may look familiar to those of you read my nj1015.com articles at Christmastime!
He's a longtime neighbor...and FIRST TIME RACER...
Every Christmas, Bob lights up the neighborhood with his festive house display.
EVERY January, PSE&G mails him a HUGE electric bill!
Thanks, "Cornershow!" You're a WINNER in more ways than one!
The whole neighborhood poses with Cornershow, at the "after-party!"
Catch more of the "constant variety of tractors" tomorrow night, as I am a "Guest Chaser" on "Chasing News."
The Tractor Race will be on your TV!
Tune in...or set your dvr...Tuesday night at 10pm on" MY 9" in New York/Wednesday morning at 12:30am on FOX 29 in Philadelphia!