Nice job, good read. It gave me a bit of distraction for awhile, and that's what it's all about, eh?
There's a difference between meetin' and greetin' fans and the members of the Press. They're treated differently - not necessarily better or worse, they just react differently to them.I don't know where you get your information. Supersport and Superstock races were run on Thursday, as per plan. There was no change in that schedule.
As far as access to the pits, we are but poor tourists from Canada and we had face time, photos and autographs from Duhamel, Spies, Mladin, Hacking, Hayes, Pegram, Zemke. Saw lots of other racers close-up including Yates, Eric and Ben Bostrom, Tommy Hayden, Hodgson. It was all great!
Too bad you cut out and missed all the racing on Saturday. Heck of a good show. Sounds like you need to work on your planning next time.