1:53 PM EDT, October 29, 2012
Packing hours on end without a break, is a race Rose Harrison and her family weren't expecting.
"It's a lot of work anyway, You know and when you have to put the rest of the job on it, it makes it harder on everyone," Harrison said, "it's a little different than normal."
She barely had time to pause for an interview. Her crew stayed up half the night packing up merchandise and most of the morning battling the blustery winds.
It's the race in Martinsville no one wanted to see.
Campers and vendors are cleaning up quick to get out of the way of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy's grand entrance made cleaning up even more stressful.
Typically on the morning after a race, vendors along an entrance road are just starting to clean up and slowly getting ready to go to the next race. Monday, the area looks more like a ghost town.
Up the street wind wasn't gentle with valuables. It pounded this vendor's tent. Anything hanging became projectiles.
On the camp grounds, what was supposed to be a week long vacation for Kevin Smith turned into a quick weekend trip.
"Might have stayed a little longer if it wasn't for this weather moving in. Sandy, she's approaching quick," Smith said.
Smith and his buddies are nearly the last campers out.
In a field where lingering fans congregate to recap the race, vultures picking at their trash are the only life to be found.
"They're breaking down now and getting out. The rain is starting to move in. It's getting cold," Smith said.
He's playing it safe; leaving town now before the storm gets worse.
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