July was another good month at Radiator Springs Racers. I was able to get on the ride 302 times this month. Last July, I only got 186.
My best 3 days in a row, ever, happened from July 4th to July 6th. I turned 42 laps on the 4th of July. All by 6pm. I probably could of got a new 1 day record, with 4 hours left in the day. My record for one day is 52. This occurred on December 24th, last year. I promised my friends Dorise and Heather, I would go to their house for a BBQ. Some things are more important than getting on Racers.
On July 5th, I got on the ride 43 times. That meant, I needed 35 races on the 6th, to hit the 7000 ride mark. I got 28 of those laps by 4pm. Then the single rider line wait turned into 30 plus minutes. I kept in touch with my 2 friends, Carlene and Catalina. They were waiting to ride with me on the big lap. They had finished their work shifts at about 3:30pm. They then had to change out of their work uniforms to come back into the park to ride.
At about 7:30pm, we loaded into the car for ride 7000. Joining us was currently working cast member Meli. She was able to take a brief break from her normal work rotation to ride with us. I was very happy these 3 friends could ride on lap 7000. Catalina had my GoPro camera on her wrist and captured the ride.
For those who have not seen the video, click below:
It got a little slow after this day. The ride went down a few times and the weather was very hot and humid. It was not until July 26th, that I turned lap 7100.
July 29th was the last day I was at Racers for July. I got 33 rides to reach the 302 total for the month. I also reached 7177 all time. Exactly 3000 laps since the end of August, last year. What made the day extra special was getting to ride with 4 of the admins from the Drama Free Disney Facebook page. It was the first time these ladies were all together. And they wanted to ride with me. I was very honored we got to ride. The admins are Lisa, Trish, Erin and Heather. It was the first time I ever got to ride with Erin and Heather. It was the 10th time I got to ride with Lisa Love. I also was honored to ride with Jamie H. and her husband and 2 daughters. A great end to the month.
I can not do a July recap without including my rides on Tower of Terror. I was able to ride Tower 17 times in July. I’m now at 75 times this year and 121 total times. Hopefully I can ride with the Bellhops when I reach 150 rides.
A new adventure started in July. Two of my friends, Catalina and Carlene introduced me to Pokemon Go. We were at a McDonald’s by LAX and they showed me how to download the game and get started. We even ended up at a park at the end of the day. We walked around for almost 3 hours capturing Pokemons. That got me hooked. So any breaks from Racers, I’m playing. I even play as I walk into and away from DCA.
Looking forward to a great August. At Racers and Tower.
Here are the current Racers stats for this year:
Rides by month:
For a total of 1610 this year. Last year I had 1405 at this time. On pace to beat last year’s total of 2795.
By color of car this year. Total rides then won-lost record:
Silver: 275 and record of 156-119
Red: 210 and record of 112-98
Blue: 198 and record of 106-92
Teal: 193 and record of 100-93
Yellow: 190 and record of 103-87
Purple: 187 and record of 97-90
Green: 180 and record of 98-82
Cranberry: 177 and record of 83-94
By lane for race:
Ramone: 802 and record of 465-337
Luigi: 808 and record of 388-420
1610 rides this year and record of 853-757
Meli, Catalina and Carlene leaving the station for lap 7000