We have a leisurely breakfast and leave 10.
The turn 3 gate is now open but so narrow. Allan paces it and determines we’ll make it.
Join us, Allan & Mary-Ann for our travel adventures in Bailey :)
Today is filled with races. Our favourite of the weekend is the Nascar Pinty’s Series. The sun is shining so we brave the rickety Michelin overpass bridge and settle to watch the race at the start/finish line.
First the skydivers, GERONIMO! SKYDIVING TEAM
Oh no, where is the sun? It’s getting cloudy, very windy and cold! We stick it out as long as we can and then seek Bailey’s comfort.
Then a crash before our eyes. He gets it going and drives away.
The skies open up but fortunately all the racing is over.
We loved the weekend even with this crazy weather.
First race starts at 9am, it’s going to be a busy day.
We go to the front straight, whoa!! A very many step-up overpass Michelin bridge to get to the other side of the track. Neither of us are fans. Doesn’t look intimidating from this side.
Make it and watch from the start finish line for a while.
On our way back to Bailey we stop at turn 2 but first we grabbed a bevvie.
Our neighbours arrive, they are from Quebec and have a Winnebago Gran Tour. Should have gotten a better photo, only see the back sticking out.
We do venture to turn 5 and watch there for a bit.
7pm a band is playing to be followed by fireworks.
The on track activities are over so we walk on the track back to Bailey where we’ll watch the fireworks.
A well-deserved glass of wine and fireworks!
Still looks like a shopping cart, but it a recycle bin!!
Cool being woke up with cars on the track. We have a great view from the captain chairs so don’t have to rush out.
Off next to check out the infield activities, not much happening today. We’re in the Beer Garden and I get a free beer. Allan selects a 61 which is named after the year the track opened.
The grounds are beautiful we walk through the wood heading back to Bailey.
Head to the stands at turn 2, awesome view!
Racing! So much fun 😊
Wake up very excited! On our way to pick up Bailey for the race weekend at 10:30a. Get to the campground, load up and off we go to Clarington at 11:28. 52,861km.
Drive to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park takes about 2 hours with only 1 “oh shit” wrong turn moment.
We thought the gate at Peace Bridge was narrow, nope! We now know what is narrow, the entrance to this park. Fortunately, Allan was super cool we get through relatively easily.
Allan knows the track very well having driven here in years gone by so we drive directly to corner 3 our spot 3O06, turn 3, 6th spot.
Allan is happy installing his GenTuri! I don’t get it, but he loves it. He also uses the jack stands for the first time.
There is some track activity and we are pleased with our view. It’s not too busy yet giving us an opportunity to scope out the place.
What’s that across the track? A shopping cart mounted to the roof of a car?
We wander over and yes that is exactly what we’re seeing.
This is Bailey as seen from across the track.
Allan is in heaven! This just never gets old!!
We end the night visiting our neighbours fire.
Bailey reunion day! It will be a short lived reunion but excited to get her.
We leave for the dealer in Smithville at 8:40a, eta 10:22a. Almost there but whoops, detour! The road we normally take is closed due to construction so we follow the Detour Route. We drive and drive and drive, finally arriving at the dealer at 10:50a. Forgot to take a photo 🙁
Head back, you have to love Toronto traffic – it’s brutal! It is worse than this photo depicts. Make it home at 1:30. We fill up with fresh water and Allan attempts to install our new Genturi but the connection fitting we require is not included. Amazon here we come!
2:21 Off to the campground. Kyle is here so he rides with Allan and I follow.
We know our actual site is not available yet because the trailer currently occupying it is not out yet. It is still too wet to move. Way too much rain this season.
We are storing it there, looks a little lonely, until Thursday when it’s off to the races.
This will be our spot! The decorative well, trailer and deck have to be removed. Learned today we are to cut the grass, but at least we have 50amp.
We are pretty excited and doing the …We have a spot for the summer in a campground in Sutton, and have 50amp power which is more than we thought we’d get at this point.
We are picking up Bailey on Saturday, bringing her to the camp where our spot isn’t ready yet but they have agreed to store her.
Thursday, we pick her up and head to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, the track previously known as Mosport, for the Castrol Victoria Day Speedfest.
Weekend after that we bring Bailey back to the dealers as they still are not finished the repairs.
Anxiously excited, for the races, not bringing her back to the dealer!!
Bailey, when will we get you back??
When we purchased Bailey, the sales agreement stated everything on the coach must function. There were also paint repairs to be done. The paint did not get done prior to us taking delivery and it was agreed that we will bring Bailey back in spring to for the paint. We brought her back in April.
During the 10,000 km of travels we found a few other things that never functioned. That first trip was quite the experience!
These are some of the things that didn’t work:
Maybe not having somewhere to park Bailey for the summer isn’t such a bad thing right now.
We have Canadian Motorsport Park booked for the May long weekend we are hoping to borrow Bailey from Sicard’s for the race weekend.