For me, that’s David Frieburger and Mike Finnegan from Roadkill. After meeting them, I can confirm that they are the two coolest guys walking the planet.

It was so cool to meet them at the Stop in St Louis.

The leg today was from Champaign, IL to Madison, IL (St. Louis). It started off a little wet from the massive storms Sunday night, but eventually dried out into a wonderful, perfect day for cruising. The route was fun, mostly using Illionois 4, which is one of the few remaining parts of Route 66 left, and went through a number of small towns. Eventually we got to I-55, where we got on for 40 miles to get to Gateway motorsports park.

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Getting into Gateway was the usual Power Tour traffic jam, and the layout was very unusual. Most of the cars parked in the infield for the show, and then vendors were parked next to the drag strip. We got there a little late, and spent about 15 minutes cleaning the cars up to look presentable (we washed them on the way). We missed the burnout contest :( It was very hot from the asphalt and sunscreen was an absolute must. Here’s some photos of the venue:

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Rain that looked like it was going to hit us, but vaporized on the way there.

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Activities on stage is all the sam kinda stuff, giveaways and trivia, lots of hints, etc. They try, but sometimes a little too hard. Being a Ford guy, all the Chevrolet performance stuff is worthless to me.

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And now for the gratuitous photos of the day!

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The line to get into Gateway

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The draguar’s blower is HUGE

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More action Tomorrow as we head to Memphis!