Posts from August 2012

After nine years manning the grill at John Force Racing, Jonny Rocher kind of chuckles as he tells the story of how he ended up traveling around the country from February to November every year with this championship-winning NHRA powerhouse team. A…

Meeting up with the NHRA's Technical Operations proved rather eye-opening for this open-wheel racing girl during testing at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Ind., last week. I mean, I have a good idea what goes into putting together these…

With so many visitors coming to Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana , for the NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals competition today through Monday, Sept. 3, we thought it might be both topical and helpful for our guests to get tips on some things to…

I have always loved horses. As a child, I always wanted one (I had no idea how much work one would be) and grew even fonder after covering the Kentucky Derby when I was a journalist in Louisville. But I must confess, I had never ridden a horse until…

Fair on the Square kicks off fall fun, Sept. 8-9

Monday, August 27, 2012 6:06 AM by Eric Ivie

About 130 vendors from around Hendricks County , across the state, and beyond state lines will converge on the Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville, Indiana , on Sept. 8 and 9 for Fair on the Square. Hosted by the Danville chapter of Tri…

Got plans for this Friday, Aug. 31? You do now – in Hendricks County ! Mix the high-tech world of top NHRA teams at Don Schumacher Racing with an art exhibit of a very special kind and a desire to help others and what do you get? The seventh annual…

Second Saturdays: Sally Ann's Ceramics

Friday, August 24, 2012 11:00 PM by Amanda Miller

The arts and culture scene is thriving in Hendricks County . Since the Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail officially launched in 2010, it has been such a success that it extended earlier this year to include special opportunities on the second…

It's been awhile since I attended the NHRA 's Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana , so when the opportunity arose to attend a testing session, I pounced on it. I wanted to get a little reminder of the sights, sounds…

North Salem Old Fashion Days, Sept. 1-3

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:00 PM by Amanda Miller

During the summer months, Hendricks County plays host to dozens of great festivals and fairs. Next on the list — and near the top of mine — is North Salem’s 37 th Annual Old Fashion Days on Labor Day weekend. Ordinarily, North Salem is a quiet rural…