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Oahe Speedway racing

On July 31, 2011 I attended a photo walk led by South Dakota Tourism senior photographer Chad Coppess at the Oahe Speedway north of Pierre, SD. This isn't something I've ever photographed or even watched before, so when Chad announced this photo walk, I was excited to attend.

The event at the Oahe Speedway on this day was the Coca Cola Points Race w/National Dragster Challenge/Junior Jam.

I was surprised by how many racers and families were involved with this racing, along with the number of young racers there. When I arrived at the speedway, I saw dozens of campers, rv's, and tents the racers, family members, and others had stayed over night in. It was obvious that these people were passionate about their racing and I really enjoyed the event. I was somewhat surprised by the lack of spectators for this event as I'm sure many folks would have enjoyed watching it.