I think it was during the summer I was working on my private pilot license... was headed from KLAF to (I think it was) KBMI - Bloomington/Normal, IL.
At any rate, I somehow got the word (thru ATIS or Unicom... man can't remember all those years ago) that "they" were using the Runway for Drag races... and landing / departing aircraft should use the taxiway.
Well... you have no idea what an uptight, rigid student I was... and how this threw me for the proverbial loop. I can't land on some bloody taxiway! "'You' can't do that! No way!!!"
So I circled near the Airport and headed back to Lafayette.
It was a long time before I learned this was sometimes necessary... runway is closed for repairs "and so" you use the taxiway... no biggy. Kind of fun tho to do something different.