Let's get this Kansas Party Started! Tailgating in
the middle of Legends Mall, right across from the Speedway - doesn't get
much better than that!
a beautiful day we had! Weather was perfect, although a little windy, but
things heated up quickly - the fast boys and girls were in town! And 3 Sisters
were doing what we do best - schmoozing with drivers and Tailgating! Thanks
to Scott Pennington (610 AM Sports) and Cassie Lane (Legends Mall) for the
Invite, it was a blast!
Mother/Daughter team: you won't believe their names either: Carla and Kathy!
Only this Carla's all about Jimmie
, and this Kathy's all about Jeff
! Her Jeff Gordon Monte Carlo is pictured below, he even autographed
it for her - Wow!! More about these two later!
"The Ultimate Tailgating Package" Kathy
Beth put together this tailgating package for www.3sistersracing.com to
give away - she's definately the Prize Queen! Lots of people registered
(over 100!), we had to keep telling everyone that the tailgate (and the
truck attached to it), was not part of the package.
Jim Baker brought out his #52 Grand National - sure
looked purty beneath those Legends Mall Decorations!
Bivins, Judy Kay, Kathy Beth and Nascarla... who could know that four of the
world's most loyal, enthusastic and dedicated race fans would all hail from
Wellsville, Kansas??? The Race Fest powers to be picked a perfect spot for
3sistersracing! Right in front of a bathroom (thank you Panera Bread!) too!!
We had the best seats in the "House", and the best looking drivers
at our booth - how lucky can race fans get? We were set-up fairly early in
the afternoon, so were able to enjoy most of the day talking to fans, watching
drivers unload their cars, listen to some race stories... Not enough hours
in the day for Terry
and Scott Crystal
to tell all their stories, not enough hours for us to just enjoy sitting and
listening!! Terry and Scott had lots of Kodak moments with race fans!
Scott Crystal, driver of the #5 Modified at Lakeside followed his Race Fest
appearance with a great weekend run at Lakeside, finishing 6th at the Capitol
Federal Savings Late Model Showdown and Modified Shootout.
Terry Bivins came out of retirement earlier in the year, driving a Grand
National at Lakeside. Lots of people who take their kids to local tracks every
weekend came by to swap stories with Terry, who they used to follow when they
were kids! It was cool to see that thrill and excitement of racing handed
down from generation to generation. Also, very cool to get to know the drivers
better for ourselves!
The 3sisters got Jeff
Burton's autograph at the RaceFest in Kansas. He wasn't rude by any
means, but you could tell he was a million miles away. I know the drivers
have so many demands on their time, and they have people constantly pushing
and pulling at them, they probably would LIKE to be a million miles away.
But it's all about me, and he didn't give me the type of attention I thought
was needed. He acted like he was interested in what we were saying, but
you could tell he wasn't even listening. - Judy Kay -
out this mural of our Grandma! (below) We think Grandma
would be proud of our dedication to our passion, racing. It was
such a great day for 3 Sisters - surrounded by Past, Present and Future
Legendary Drivers, Cars, and Grandma legends, this was one day the 3sisters
won't soon forget...it was, well...legendary!
Lots to see and do at The Legends! Judy Kay found a Stud - standing in
front of the .... cafe. Drivers hadn't arrived yet, so this ride kinda held
our attention for a little while. Gotta go back and check out that place,
they have a mechanical bull - might be a fun place to hang out during the
Our imposing bodyguard, James
shows off his birthday present from Kathy Beth. Can you tell who his favorite
driver is? He has such good taste, doesn't he, Nascarla?
This little fan got the whole bunch when the 3sisters
couldn't get ours separated!
guy (in the grey shirt) had the funniest line of the day. He saw our 20,
24 and 48 magnets on Kathy's truck, and said "Look, Tony,
Jeff and Jimmie, the three sisters". That's funny, I don't care who you
was definately in his element that day! He has the perfect combination of
charisma, down-home humor and modesty that allows him to connect to all race
fans. Jeff Burton should take a few lessons from Terry!
This Jeff Gordon fan (below) flew in from California
for race weekend - she said she got lots of comments on the plane for her
"rainbow" hairdo!! Her autograph is an actual Jeff Gordon autograph she
had tattooed over. Yeoch! That's taking one for your favorite driver!!
very own Grandma - Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton. (Her mural is located on the
Carter's building, on the northeast side of the mall, you can check out what
these murals are all about on www.legendsshopping.com) If you want to check
out Grandma Layton's amazing story see www.elizabethlayton.com.
People kept coming by to register way up til the last minute
- we had exactly 100 entries! And the Winner is...
Linda's relatives hung around til the end, so they collected her winnings
for her. Which worked out well for us - we didn't have to spend the weekend
running down the winner, could focus all of our attention on the drivers and
Pam Walker hams it up with a couple of her favorite drivers.
Poor thing will never be the same...
totally different kind of Horsepower!
Sheryl gets up close to Jennifer
, a beautiful person, inside and out!
The New Toyota Camry - they all
look the same to me...
Thanks Nece for rescuing us with the helium balloons! You're
schmoozin' with Scott Wimmer
at Racefest. Unfortunately, this
was the week Scott lost his ride. But we've heard rumors of him hooking up with
RCR... The 3 Sisters didn't get a chance to get too many autographs from a lot
of the Drivers that were there - but we did meet lots of Race Fans, and had
a total blast!!