I spend a lot of time at race tracks..A LOT of time..I can say without reservation or hesitation that the St. Louis Region Club Racing events are the best in the country. Period. This weekend was even better than ever.
Registration was flawless. Thanks to Carol Cohn and everyone at registration. Every SCCA event should be half as easy to get through registration as it is in our Region.
Tech. Gary, Sarah and Phil did a wonderful job. In addition to their normal duties, they managed to get one of the rookies who arrived very late and without a logbook through tech and on track in 20 minutes. Nice job guys.
Timing and Scoring had a new system up and running for the first time. Thanks to T & S for all their hard work getting everything going. Grid sheets and results were quick and accurate. Also, thanks to hopitality for helping the new guys find their way around. Hospitable is the perfect description.
Thanks to Shelia Burkett for the excellent dinner. For the first time in my memory, the dinner room was packed with happy event participants.
Race Chairs, Stewards, Grid, Corner Workers, Flagging and Specialty workers. Everyone was absolutely awesome. I heard more compliments from participants (myself included) about how friendly and helpful our workers are. Thank you all for letting us play.
Ed Settle. What can I say that wasn't already said over and over from the School participants. Ed's enthusiam and pure love of the sport was infectious. I've known for years that Ed is one of the SCCA's greatest assets. It's nice to see everyone else agrees!
Jan Rick did an outstanding job with the TV coverage. She may not be RE anymore, but she'll always be the Regions #1 cheerleader. Thanks Jan.
At a more personal level, I'd like to thank those who make my racing projects possible. Thanks to: Matt, Erica, Curt, Ed & Sandy, Tess, Dan W., & Belleville Automotive.
Special thanks to Tuxedo Park Racing for maintaining and helping develop my rides.
Jude and Jennifer Rudder at PFM Racing. I can't thank them enough for all they've done for me during the last 6 or 8 months. Their cars (and truck) speak for themselves. Two track records, three wins, a top 5 at 100 Acre Woods and we're only two months into the season! Two of the finest people I've ever had the pleasure of being around.
Finally, a huge thanks to Marianne and Jimmy for letting me continue participating in the sport I love so much. Their support makes racing possible.
Congratulations to all the the new driver's who completed the School. In particular, Chris, Jeff and Curt. Hats off to all of you for having the guts to step up and go racing. I promise you won't regret it!