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October 3, 2010 at 7:41 pm

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Still recovering

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I am still sore and a bit hung over from yesterday as I write this, but yesterday was really crazy. It was my first race that I’ve been at with the team. The wife and I had on our team polos, credentials, and it was pretty awesome walking around. Our team was pretty on point yesterday. We battled with Flying Lizard the entire race, in both the pits and on the track. We just couldn’t get around them at all. The Flying Lizard team is a great group of people and we actually shook hands after the race. It was pretty much a team thought that if we were to come in second behind anyone, it would be those guys. Yes, we scored second place in our class. The final lap, the difference between our RSRs was .8 seconds. We did party it out though after. A nice dinner, a well deserved one for our drivers, and then we went out to a club. Congrats guys, let’s carry this over to Utah!

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May 23, 2010 at 7:17 am

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A congrats is in order!

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Yesterday, the team scored our first win of the season! We took first place at Long Beach. It created a wonderful buzz around the shop this morning and our phones blew up yesterday. It feels good to win, it feels even better to know that we did this in such a quick fashion. When the car comes back tomorrow we’ll be having a celebration and probably a nice party day at the shop. I know a few things are already bought for it. I can’t wait, I heard they haven’t even cleaned it up. Left it in win status until it gets back here.

In the meantime I’m still looking for a good daily driver for when I get out to California. The 240sx project will be looked at tomorrow. The Escalade has non stop tire kickers. Well, the GTR is going back to my Dad. So he has my CLK63 AMG and his GTR back. Luck is on my side and he’s just going to replace the GTR with one I find. Call me spoiled, but my Dad knows how much that GTR meant to Laline, so in reality. She’s going to find the one that replaces it. As it was her GTR, that I mod’d and drove. I would really like to downsize and keep a car in California. That might end up end up being Blackie. Hell it might end up being all of the cars and both Ducatis due to the weather around here. I don’t know it’s all pretty complicated to me at the moment. I’m turning an anthill into a mountain.

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April 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm

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What a day

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The wife and I partied a little too hard for a Sunday night, so I had to live out most of my day with a headache. Class wasn’t so bad, I could live through it. But it was when I got to work what was bad. They were dynoing the car and getting some tuning done on it. It was really bad. Making my head thump and all. To the point to where I was seeing blurry and feeling like I was going to vomit. Then lunch time came and I was feeling a bit better. I had taken some motrin, that was helping a lot. That’s when my co-workers were like “Hey, feeling better? Why don’t you take the RSR to lunch?” The team boss has a GT3RS and he slapped the plate on there for me.

What a hell ride that was to Moe’s. I had the wife meet me there, because there is no passenger seat. It was a pretty trippy ride due to the exhaust mainly. My ears were ringing, luckily the earbuds were in the Escalade. I plugged those into my BlackBerry for the drive back to the shop. But holy shit was everyone staring at the race car in the parking lot. It was like they’ve never seen an RSR on the road before. Lots of people taking pictures, it was pretty cool. It’s last real outing before we load it up for Sebring this weekend.

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March 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm

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Work update!

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I really didn’t have time to twitter this, but we got re-organized. The team is no longer a motorcycle team. We now have a Porsche GT3RSR sitting in the garage. The team got restructured, most of the non mechanic staff is still here. Some of the mechanics have been hired in Great Britain. We are getting some new mechanic staff and team managers. It’s both good and bad about this. Good, that a lot of us still have our jobs. The bad is, some of our people didn’t get re-hired, not here or in Great Britain. But I’m glad to have my job still. I was really worried we wouldn’t have jobs today. The wife and I are going out to celebrate with everyone else tonight.

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February 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm

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