Turkey Chase is about families and friendshipsi80
Turkey Chase is about families and friendships
On the Friday after Thanksgiving, 90,000 fans will file into Memorial Stadium on the westside of Lincoln and watch the Nebraska Cornhuskers battle it out with the Iowa Hawkeyes. That game will most likely feature significant television coverage, draw much interest and certainly most households in both Nebraska and Iowa will be anxiously watching the game.
Meanwhile, on the east side of Lincoln at the Lancaster Events Center, with much less fanfare many families will be gathering for their annual get together at a Go-Kart event called the Turkey Chase. Starting on Friday and running through Sunday a couple of hundred go karters and their families and friends will be competing against each other on a small dirt track.
But perhaps the real story of the Turkey Chase can be seen back in the pits as long lines of kids weave through the pits on their winged scooters or play catch with footballs, etc. as competitors, their siblings, family and friends celebrate a time of friendship. Of course, as you walk through the pits on Friday you should not lose sight of the fact that many of the people have their televisions and radios turned to the game that is unfolding several miles to the west.
When Sunday evening comes, some will have won and some will have not, the competitors will all load up and head home with fond memories of another get together with family, friends and competitors from across the Heartland and that is why on this weekend of giving thanks there will be few losers at the Turkey Chase.
For more information on the Turkey Chase, visit www.i-80speedway.com/littlesunset or call I-80 Speedway/Little Sunset at (402)-342-3453.