Lawn Darts for Gods

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers. My story follows the picture prompt.

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PHOTO PROMPT – © Jean L. Hays

The Handly Cup Style finals of lawn darts was the Super Bowl of Godly sporting events. Both Zeus and his Indian counter part Indra had made it to the finals. Greece vs. India in the finals. The crowd was going wild in anticipation. On his final underhand toss Zeus had stuck the old junk car halfway into the ground inside the old NASCAR oval track. “Take that!” he thundered. Indra, never one to be intimated, tossed his highly colored junker into the air and it landed just inside of the one Zeus had just tossed. “Rematch” roared the wounded Zeus.

The Cost of Racing

In response to Rochelle’s famous Friday Fictioneers challenge. My 100 word story follows the picture. For more entertainment just click on the little blue Froggie  and see what everyone  else comes up with. Always interesting.

Claire Fuller (7)

“That looks like an invoice Tony. Is It?”

“Yup, a $18,000 bill. I tell you that kid is going to bankrupt this organization. He still thinks he’s running  moonshine in North Carolina like his  old  man. And that’s just for the stupid tires that he has ruined trying those crazy maneuvers. Add in the $63,000 for a new engine, mufflers, rims, and ruptured gas tanks and the total is over $100,00 just to get him to the finish line much less earn any purse money.”

My advice is still the same Tony. “Keep making those left hand turns and never-never turn right.”

 

 

 

 

It’s Not Every Day

…that you become a NASCAR driver.

But I did!

DSCN0743Eight laps around the Charlotte Motor Raceway. Average speed of 137 MPH. Fastest lap of 148 MPH. I can still hear the fans screaming as I come out of turn 4. The announcer says, “He’s taking the inside line and passing Jeff Gordon and the fans go crazy.” Well that last part I made up. I feared I would stall that big honking machine at the start line but that didn’t happen. On the last lap I push the gas pedal to the floor trying to  overtake the car in front of me and finish 1st. I wasn’t quite fast enough and finished second.

Being the good sport I am I went over to 1st place finisher and congratulate him. Holy molly the first place finisher was:

DSCN0750My wife!

VICTORY – Oldest Driver Ever Wins NASCAR Event at Charlotte Motor Speedway

You are receiving an award –- either one that already exists, or a new one created just for you. What would the award be, why are you being honored, and what would you say in your acceptance speech?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us VICTORY.

Danny James become the oldest driver to win a NASCAR sanctioned event at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday. Danny, who is 67, passed Jeff Gordon on turn four on the last lap in this 600 mile race.

Danny before the big event at Charlotte.
Danny before the big event at Charlotte with his NASCAR heroes behind him.

The race was delayed 30 minutes while Danny’s pit crew squeezed him in his car (below).

Danny's Pit Crew helping him into his car.
Danny’s Pit Crew helping him into his car.

The race was delayed again on lap 267 when Danny raised two fingers indicating, not victory, but the fact he had to use the facilities. Once the race resumed Danny made up the lost time in the pits by driving very aggressive for the remainder of the race until the last lap when he passed Jeff Gordon for the win. Just as Danny passed the finish line his car suddenly made a violent right turn and crashed into the retaining wall and totally wrecked his car.

In Danny’s acceptance speech he thanked his pit crew and sponsors. He also thanked the fans for their patience while he went to the bathroom. When asked what made him so fast in the last part of the race and what happened to cause his wreck on the last lap Danny responded that as soon as the restart began he suffered a cramp in his right foot and could not take his foot off the gas. As for the wreck Danny  said it was the only way he could stop the damn car.

Thanks to the Daily Prompt