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Ramada Express -- Thanks!

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I've got to extend thanks to so many people this time:
[li]the "usual cast of suspects" (Hockers, Gibeaults, Allisons, et al),
[li]the many incredible workers who adapted to sudden changes when stages had to be repositioned,
[li]the weather steward for nice warm breezes on Sunday and comfortable temps the rest of the weekend, (the pre-event weather steward needs a bit of training, however!)
[li]the staff of the Ramada Express (Robin, Susan and Sean, etc) for the $18 rooms, cool start ramp, and so much more,
[li]the incredible crew (Scott, Joel, Jo Anne, Denny, Caryn, Julie) for making me feel like part of the family,
[li]Our fellow competitors, whose friendliness and helpfulness reminds me constantly about why I love this sport,
[li]Wolfgang for the wonderful ride and my first Group N victory, and especially
[li]Julie for giving up the passenger seat so I could go fast at Ramada again, even though all she had was a little head cold.

And NO, Julie's not pregnant!


[p align=right]John Dillon
John @ WidgetRacing.com
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Hi guys

John, forgive me for jumping into your post but the other Ramada post was taking a turn for the worse.

I just returned from Ramada (my 3rd rally) and want to say thanks to Roger, Ray, Donna and all the volunteers who helped put on the event. It was great and we had a fantastic time. Fast roads, organized, we were kept informed etc.

The timing & scoring was so good it was surreal. At one point we did the climb up the mountain, transited to the turn around point where I called my wife in North Carolina, and got my results for the stage. Very cool. Thanks Mike G.

I also need to thank all the people who helped us along the way. I feel like I have spent three days in the Tabor rally school! Bruce, Janice and Kristen were fantastic and offered us valuable advice every step of the way. We had a blast racing with Bruce on Sunday and I can hardly wait to race with this group again. When I think about what rally is supposed to be about, I think this group embodies it. Fun, Fast, Safe.

We also recieved a ton of advice and encouragement from Craig Hollingsworth about how to drive the car and what to look out for. Sunday alone he helped us go substantially faster. It is not very often in motorsports where the class leader gives time and advice to a newbie, especially not as much as I recieved from Craig.

We had a great time, Thanks.

Brad M
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