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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cool stuff coming up...

It's been a busy past couple of months. We now find ourselves in the peak of racing season. So many events and things happening now through the PRI show in December. There are some cool stories coming out soon.

I wrote an article on Conrad Grunewald and Matt Powers who are both amazingly talented drifters. Conrad drives the Hankook GMPP Camaro and Matt swapped an LSX into this Need for Speed Nissan. Both really interesting guys and I had the chance to interview them both at my home track in Monroe, WA, Evergreen Speedway for Round 5 on the Formula D circuit.


Road Magazine this month will feature my experience at X Games and Barrett Jackson. Be sure to sign up for Road if you're not already and tell your friends. It's online and it's free. http://www.roadmagazine.co.uk/

Lastly, there are updates and new content added to my website. www.ashleyvandyke.com Check out my contact page and you can send me a note on what you think. More updates and fun coming soon.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Weekend Get-A-Way


A few weeks ago, here in Los Angeles, we had what was referred to as Carmageddon. This was a weekend smack dab in the middle of summer in which the 405 freeway was closed. As I imagined what a nightmare this would be staying in town, I decided to get out of dodge and find a peaceful and relaxing place to retreat for two nights.

The destination was La Quinta Resort and I had a Spa Villa Suite to enjoy and do nothing but swim and watch my NASCAR races. What a perfect idea to come out to the resort and a nice way to get out of the mayhem taking place back home in L.A.

It was a beautiful landscape and the service was top shelf. I went back and forth from the pool to my room to check on the race and even got a little work done from the lap top on the resort's free wifi network. Next time I need another get-a-way spot you can bet you'll find me back here.

Here is some info on La Quinta:

La Quinta Resort & Club and PGA WEST® is a world-renowned desert destination featuring 796 elegantly appointed casitas, suites and villas; the 23,000-square-foot Spa La Quinta® with 41 pools and 53 hot spas; 23 tennis courts; and exceptional cuisine at Morgan’s in the desert, TWENTY6 and Adobe Grill. Known as The Western Home of Golf in America® and named ”North America’s Golf Resort of the Year,” it is home to five award-winning golf courses and four private courses – designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman and Tom Weiskopf. Golf instruction is offered at the Jim McLean Golf School. The resort is a member of Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. For more information, call 760-564-4111, or visit www.laquintaresort.com.