• Post Type: Backblast
  • When: 07/20/2022
  • AO: The Ricky Bobby
  • QIC: Stogie
  • FNG's:
  • PAX: Tesla, Watts Up, Big Pappy, Buckshot, Tricycle, J2C, Gavel, Orange Man, Roscoe

Today was my 4th Q for the week, in a row. And today it was at one of the greatest named AO’s in our region, with one of the top 3 t-shirt designs in the Gas-House region (in my humble opinion, whether I was the one who designed the shirts or not). There was a good turn out. Thanks to all the Pax who showed up!

I thought to try to have some fun. You almost can’t be a guest and Q this AO without trying to do something NASCAR related. Though, it might be time someone does a historic Gastonia inspired Q (seeing as how part of the Talladega Nights movie was shot at the Mid-Town Motor Inn in Gastonia).

The warm up is something I came up with, that I am calling, “Gentlemen Start Your Engines”. It was a slow Indian Run in a zig-zag pattern around the track, first off – at the beginning of the workout.

Bonus points went to anyone who actually yelled “Gentlemen Start Your Engines!” or makes racing engine sounds with their mouth as they moseyed around the track (though, I may have been the only one).

We circled up at the end of the field for a continued, Jacked Up, warm up ‘cuz “I’m all jacked up on Mountain Dew!”

20 Side Straddle Hops
20 Seal Jacks
20 Smurf Jacks
10 Star Jumps
15 Hillbillies

The Actual Thang:

Count off and pair up into partners…
Leg Wrecker (two groups split up… one group holds Al Gore while the other group does lunch walks until they reach Group 2. The Pax then swap).

I heard someone say, “Tom Brokaw is a punk!”.

Tortise/Hare – Catch Me If You Can – In and Outs on the track…
– Pax #1 does 5 burpees (or flying squirrels) while Pax #2 does in and outs (speed walk the straight aways and sprint the curves) on the track. Pax #1 has to then catch Pax #2 after completeing their exercises for them to swap.

We switched to doing lunge walks instead of running and then Omaha’d this near the end of the 2nd or 3rd lap when Tesla was running instead of lunge walking and got out too far from the rest of the Pax. #gattaloveuncleted

Invisible, make believe (like the flames that engulfed Ricky Bobby), bonus points went to no Pax… since no one thought to yell, “I’m on fire! Help me Tom Cruise!” or “Help me Oprah ‘Winneyfree’!”.

We gathered up and did what we called “Spider Monkeys” (basically a bear crawl with your butt down and your knees out to the side… like a spider crawl).
We did these from light post to light post with a karaoke to the next post and high knees, and walking toe touches around and through the curves of the track.

There was some bumping and rubbing between some of the Pax as they went into the curves and tried to pass other Pax.

We then fellowship moseyed to the adjacent parking lot for more Spider Monkeys (skipping a parking space) and then 5 squats about 40 yards and then a NUR back.

It was finally at this point I heard someone say, “Watch out Chip… I’m going to come at you like a spider monkey!”.

We finished up with some Mary (ab work) where I gave the Pax another chance to yell, “I’m on fire! Help me Tom Cruise!” or “Help me Oprah ‘Winneyfree’!” as we did some LBOCs and Dying Cockroaches.

– 2nd F Lunch – Noon – Wednesday, July 20th at Bubba 33’s in Gastonia (THAT’s TODAY!)
– Dad’s 2.0 workout Saturday, July 23rd at Gashouse @ 7am
– Tubing Trip – July 30th – Green River
– Blood Drive – August 19th
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Before praying us out YHC left the Pax with these words to live by from some NASCAR Legends, thinking you can read way far into these and certainly tailor the meaning to mean something profound and life changing:
“If you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough.” Parnelli Jones
“If you can’t hang with the big dogs, then stay on the porch.” Bill Elliott
“If you ain’t first, you’re last.” Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell)
“I’d wreck YOUR Mom to win a Championship. I’d wreck my Mom to win a championship….” Tony Stewart


Prayer Requests:
– Purple Haze’s Family
– Huckleberry
– Turtle Man
– Pax on IR
– Tesla’s Family

*** Thankful Pappy’s family is all well… keep praying for him as he continues to recover from his 3rd bout with Covid.