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Leonard, one of our RV-certified technicians, has been with Coach-Net for over 6 years and has been RVing for over 30 years! He and his family had the opportunity to take Rosie, the Coach-Net Airstream, out to the Texas Motorplex for the weekend! They had a blast! Here’s a look into his trip!
Where did you go?
On March 25th, a few family members and I headed down to camp at the Texas Motorplex for the exciting weekend of Funny Car Chaos drag races. The track is located in Ennis, Texas, which is about 30 miles south of Dallas.
Our route from North Texas took us on Loop 12 to avoid the traffic through downtown Dallas. It was a nice 1 1/2 drive, and we were amazed by all the growth in the area. Once at the track, we parked in our RV spot with full hookups, right on the fence of the spectator side. It had the perfect view of all the action on the track, and close enough for us to walk if we choose to sit in the stands. My dad raced the Smokey Bear funny car for many years, so we continue to enjoy attending these racing events and seeing many good friends.
How long was your trip?
We Camped at the track Thursday through Saturday night which allowed for easy access to the 2 full days of drag racing. It was nice to have a close spot to rest and get out of the weather as well. We enjoyed tailgating with many old and new friends, and meeting our camping neighbors. There were hundreds of RV’s from all over the U.S. around the track with people experiencing all the sights and sounds.
Was this your 1st time RVing?
We have been RVing since our first “pop up” in 97. Through the years, we have owed and enjoyed camping in several travel trailers and one motor home. This time we used Coach-Net’s truck and 2019 Airstream Flying Cloud. It was perfect for this short camping trip, very easy to tow/set-up, and roomy enough for 4 adults.
What’s the fondest memory of your trip?
Spending time with family is always on the list of why we camp, but seeing 68 drag racing “FUNNY CARS” was this weekends main objective. The races and fuel alters were outstanding. At one point, we were in the camper and felt the whole thing shake as a car went by at over 300 mph setting a speed world record. A memory we won’t soon forget!
Where would you like to go next?
We have a tentative trip in the works for June, just need to decide where we want to go. Also, we already have reservations to enjoy the Coach-Net Airstream again in October when we attend the weekend of Funny Car Chaos racing, this time in beautiful San Antonio, Texas.
Why do you love RVing?
Our favorite thing about RVing is that you can go anywhere, anytime and have an awesome adventure in your temporary house wherever YOU WANT! We wish everyone continued safe travels in their RVing journey.