Well the event has come and gone. First off I would like to thank the following for providing race prizes and raffle items:
Mike Kravitz (sponsored F1 & CA)
Dennis Samson Samson Classics)
Tracy Brown (Go Fast)
Noose (Custom Painting by Noose)
Paul Pfeiffer (Alpha)
Mike Swiss (Chicagoland Raceway)
Jim Lange (Hi Tech Racing)
Kevin VanPelt (beverage sponsor)
Diana Dyckman (beverage cponsor)
Schatz & Associates (RetroPro)
Everyone was very happy with all the goodies we gave away. If I forgot anyone please let me know.
I have to thank Noose and Reggie for all their help in making this event a reality. I would have liked to have a better turn-out but we had a very good group of racers and had some great races, especially Can-Am on Saturday which in my mind was about as intense as you could ask for. Results are elsewhere on Slotblog so will not go into details.
We did take some time to remember Manta Ray Price and Sano Dave (thanks, Mike Kravitz).
We had a variety of issues throughout the weekend but everyone pitched in and we worked through them. The whole concept behind this event was to provide a venue that racers could bring wives, family, friends to a fantastic place for a nice vacation, lots of socializing, and a bit of slot car racing thrown in for good measure. By all accounts we accomplished what we set out to do. For me, the laid-back atmosphere allowed us to get to know one another better and have lots of laughs, not to mention a fair amount of beer and drinks before, during and after the racing.
Finally, thanks to all that came a long way to play with toy cars. It was a pleasure and hopefully we can do it again down the road.