Toast Thunder in the Street and the first NHRA event at the Norwalk raceway. Both events went very well, with fun activities for people of all ages, and drew many people to the area. Summit Motorsports Park and the Bader family began this weekend what is sure to be a long and successful relationship with NHRA that can only benefit Norwalk.
Roast the rain that thundered down during Thunder in the Streets (pun intended). With warm temperatures and sunny skies, Mother Nature had been getting a free pass from us for far too long. But even the rain could not dampen the high spirits of those in attendance, who, as always, made the best of the situation.
Toast a court ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of free speech. The ruling struck down a ridiculous law in Glendale, a Cincinnati suburb, that attempted to ban "For Sale" signs on cars parked on public property. The village's argument was weak claiming it was an issue of safety because people who stopped to examine a car for sale in a public roadway might be hurt. Free speech is free speech, whether the car sign read "for sale" or "Baby on Board."
Roast the rain that is predicted for the Fourth of July. As we said earlier, we'd been letting Mother Nature get a little too comfortable. Now, not only did she rain on Thunder, but the extended forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms on July 4. All we can hope for is that the weather forecasters are as inept as usual and we have nothing but clear night skies for our fireworks display.