TALES FROM THE CAR WASH
The goal of this section of our newsletter is to share some stories, conversations and experiences the teams have that otherwise may never be heard or seen by the fans. These things don't always originate from the late night car wash stop most team's make...but the car wash is often where the stories become lore.
Reading Is Not Overrated
The date was Thursday, September 17th, 2020. Burke Motorsports had just wrapped up a race at BAPS Motor Speedway, the first of 3 consecutive race nights. It was getting late and they just wanted to get the car washed and get some sleep. There would be maintenance to do the next morning to be ready for Williams Grove.
They wheeled the rig into a car wash, unloaded the car, tore it down, sprayed it with cleaner and turned to put money into the machine. That was the moment when they realized how important reading is.
The sign indicated a change in hours. An earlier closing time. There would be no high pressure. No water at all for that matter. They were closed. The team ended up spending quite a bit more time than planned, cleaning the entire dirty, muddy mess by hand with rags and cleaner.