My dad and I were talking last night, and he mentioned another fun race from the past.
It was the paved oval Nationals at King, NC, which would be 1991 or 1992. Bud and I were in the same qualifier in 1/12 Mod. During one of the heats, I was running right behind Bud the whole race, and we were turning some insane-fast lap times. Problem is, we both dumped.
You look up to Bud and ask, "What the heck are you doing, Bud?" and he says, "I'm trying to keep McBride from passing me!"
I look over at Bud and say "Pass you? I'm not trying to pass you! I'm just trying to stay close so that when you go make the A, I'll be going in with you. I just figured you were better at pacing the race than me!"