We aren't special. We are like hundreds of thousands of other chasin' racin' teams. A group of friends who follow a sport they love. We love what goes on in the parking lot of the tracks as much as we love what goes on inside the gates. It is what makes the week end worthwhile.
In the parking lot before the race, it simply doesn't matter who you cheer for...
all that matters is having fun!
We are all long time fans of this sport. We've seen Fred Lorenzan race, (Frankie), David Pearson, Cale Yarborough, the Allisons and many of the drivers that the new race fan has never had the chance to see. Too bad, chasin' racin' like life was so much simpler then. We have seen races at tracks that no longer have Cup races (but should). Too bad so many of the new fans didn't get a chance to see REAL racin' at some of our retired tracks. It would make them realize that racing was racing at those tracks.
We at Laidback Racing represent all race fans.
We represent the long time fan with Jimmy and Frankie & their profession. In the old days, many of the fans were in the car business. Jimmy is a mechanic and Frankie is THE tire dude.
They hooked up in the late eighties to chase racing together.
Back in the old days there weren't too many females at the track.
Jimmy can't tell you how many times he has heard in the past;
"Bo, why do you bring your wife to the races?"
He always told them "Man she's a ton of fun".
Long ago, guys came to the track with their buddies and maybe their kids. As the sport cleaned itself up, many started to bring their wives. The only reason I was allowed on the team so long ago was that I am a "low maintenance women" who has great skills that I bring to the campsite. Heck, I remember when there was never a line for the women's room! That being said, I represent the largest and fastest growing demographic in NASCAR...The Female.
I jumped on board with both bubbas after meeting Jimmy in the early nineties.
Frankie and I are both college educated which represents
the other largest growing demographic in the sport.
So you see, we at Laidback Racing represent all of you...THE RACE FAN.
We have just started an on line store which has T-shirts and more. We also accept donations at our store. If we have saved you time and money how about throwing some our way for helping you out. On our pages you will find advertisers so please visit them, it is how we are trying to make money so we can keep giving you the information you find on our site for free.
As you see by our mission statement at the top of the page;
WE ARE ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN.
We attend between 8 and 10 races a year.
No we are not rich. We give up other activities so we can go to the races.
We only upgraded from tents to a motor home a few years ago. I love our Race Wagon and would not trade it. HOWEVER if you look for us at the track,
look for us either in the oldest & smallest Tioga Arrow or "Da Small Bus".
We will be the ones having all the fun.
UPDATE: We have finally upgraded. We are now in a 1994 Coachman Santerra...
but we still act the same!
Media Outlets where we have been featured:
Tommy Praytor Radio Show, 2003
Laid back or not, these fans like it at Charlotte, or 'Humpy's House' Lisa Napoli, www.thatsracin.com, 2003
Fayetteville Observer, Darlington's Future, May 2005
Tri-Cities.com and News Channel 11, August 2005
Enjoy our website and please give us your COMMENTS.
Jo Ann & Jimmy Hlavac & Frankie Meadows
AKA Queen Bubbate & Both Bubbas