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Burnin’ Rubber

For all you race car fans, this is the Oxford racetrack drag strip. In Maine they drag race snowmobiles. Yup, they do. It makes a heck of a sound with those engines revving down the track. There is also a competition for the family vehicle. Yes again, the family car can enter to race. Imagine your old family Chevy chugging down the track. They pair up the cars roughly to allow for some sense. However, I saw a tractor-trailer cab race a small car. It wasn’t a contest. Coming up to the start line all the serious racers would burn rubber to get better traction. The car isn’t going anywhere, not even starting. It makes a heck of a noise and looks impressive. All that and nothing happened.