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Fall 2015 347

The sheriff directed everyone in

the tent to immediately move to the

pedestrian tunnel under the start/fin-

ish line. The wind picked up, blowing

through the tent and making a sham-

bles of the food line. Lights strung up

around the tent’s perimeter began

popping like flashbulbs. Carroll

Shelby was hustled to a car and driven

off the grounds.

The main worry was the sea of

aluminum enclosed trailers in the

paddock. It is a well-known fact that

tornados usually strike trailer parks.

The thinking is that they are somehow

attracted by aluminum which is used

in the construction of mobile homes. It

was all too easy to imagine aluminum

trailers being tossed around and spin-

ning through the air like chaff in a

bombing raid.