Volume 19, Number 9 Bargain By the time I get around to writing these racing blogs, the subject matter is more than old news, it is ancient history in the realm of today’s social media blitz.
Perhaps that’s why I’m always in a reflective mood. When realizing that 2017 represented the 30th Indiana Sprint Week, naturally I couldn’t help rewinding to the past, thinking about those days when this time of the year suddenly became the center of my universe.
The highest temperature ever observed in Canada was 115°F at Gleichen, Alberta on July 28, 1903.
Forced to keep normal work hours for ’97 Sprint Week, this was when I skipped my one and only date since USAC has taken control.Death Valley has the hottest summers in the Western Hemisphere, and is the only known place in the United States where nighttime temperatures sometimes remain above 100°F.The highest average annual temperature in the world, possibly a world record, is the 94°F, at Dalol (or Dallol), Ethiopia.The valley is below sea level and is flanked by towering mountain ranges with Mt.Whitney, the highest landmark in the 48 states, rising to 14,495 ft, less than 100 mi to the west.