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#1 Tim Wilkins

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 04:34 PM

Time stands still for no one and with it often comes changes. My wife Cheryl and I will be moving to Williamsport, PA, to help look after my 90-year-old mother-in-law.  

 

For the past seven years, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at BPR. It has been a blessing meeting, competing, and learning from some of the best slot car racers in the world. I really enjoyed creating and sharing some videos with you as well. I consider you my friends. What a blast sharing this wonderful hobby with you all. 

 

Rather than trying to list all the names and leave someone out, let me just say THANK YOU for the many great memories.

 

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 05:09 PM

Good luck, Tim. Hate it when you beat me in our main.

 

Take care.


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#3 Tim Wood

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 06:02 PM

Have a good time in PA taking care of your 90-year old mother-in-law. Knowing you, this is what I expect something you would have no question doing.

 

It has been a pleasure sharing stories and racing. I know you will find a track to show up back there and continue making some great friends. And thank you for all the good times we shared.  :sun_bespectacled:  :victory:  :good:


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Posted 14 May 2020 - 06:37 PM

Good travels, Tim  :) Once you get back into slots in PA you will have plenty of new friends. Plus your Slotblog friends are always right here for you, me included (of course)  :good:


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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:17 PM

Come on over Tim !
We would welcome another racer !
Signed,
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Posted 14 May 2020 - 07:22 PM

Washington PA has a beautiful UK Black.  See you there!


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Posted 14 May 2020 - 08:52 PM

Closest would be Bloom Raceway, although they recently sold their Engleman. They are probably mostly racing on a small oval.  There is a 6 lane hillclimb in York, then the small and fast hillclimb in Bally PA at Fast Tracks.  Flat track and oval in Hanover, a new place. Those are the closest places I'm aware of, that would be under 3 hours

 

Welcome to Pennsylvania!


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#8 Jason Holmes

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:10 PM

Tim

 

After you get all set up and if you have Time you should look some of us up at the Fall Brawl  in NOV. Safe Travels my friend 

 

Jason

 

Looks like it's a 200 mile 31/2 hr drive 


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#9 Tim Neja

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:18 PM

Safe travels and prayers for your mother in law!! You are always the gentleman racer--- enjoy your time back there. And get back to California when you can.  --  take care! 


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Posted 14 May 2020 - 11:17 PM

Best of luck, and I know you'll find some racing and a welcoming community of racers when the time permits. I've enjoyed our time in SoCal. 

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 09:25 AM

   Tim,

        Very sorry to hear you have to be leaving us!  We had some fun races and thanks for all the great little videos of the BPR action you posted over the years.  All the Best!


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 10:40 AM

Ah Tim I'll miss ya !   You have brought a wholesome aspect to slot racing at BPR and your contributions are so appreciated.  I wish you safe travels and new adventures and especially great times of racing


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 12:04 PM

Be well, travel safe, Tim!


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 01:27 PM

Holy smokes! You're making a move to help and I and many here applaud that Tim. All the best to you and Cheryl. Take care Tim.
And now, you can root for my favorite college football team: Penn St!!!!!! We'll be in touch. Take care you two. Sorry to see you go.
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Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:01 PM

 Good luck with your move. It has been a pleasure to call you a friend. I will miss the conversations in the car either on the way to BPR or on the way back to the Valley. Only got us lost once that I recall.

  You are to be commended on this move. You took care of your Dad and now you guys are moving all the way to PA to help take care of Cheryl’s Mom. All with dealing with your own health issues. You have a big heart my brother.

    When you first started racing the Retro Hawk Wing cars you ran a car that I built. I was nervous that I might have  overlooked something that would have caused you to drop out but the car ran good and you finished all 8 heats. You also ran an illegal body I did for one of the cars. Bill Taylor told me it was illegal because it was the only body in the race he didn’t paint...LOL. Thanks for trusting me.

     Hopefully you will find a track near you and continue racing. Again good luck and take care. Stay safe.


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:02 PM

Good luck and what a loving action by you and your wife. Hopefully you keep slotting. My selfish question......are you bringing your track with you?


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Posted 16 May 2020 - 07:20 PM

Tim,
These days I haven’t been to Buena Park Raceway.
I had decided to race at 2121 Checkpoint Cup before this Corona Virus Pandemics happened but now I am waiting and see what will happen to us around the end of year.
My schedule of racing abroad were Retro Palooza at PJ Raceway in New York and perhaps Fall Brawl at Speed Zone in New Jersey but
I am afraid I won’t be able to race there.
I hope I will be able to race with you in major events on East Coast in near future.
Please take care and stay safe.
Keep Racing,
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Posted 17 May 2020 - 09:54 AM

Good luck, and God bless Tim. A pleasure knowing and racing with you. Don Haase The Slot Shop Salt Lake City


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 06:55 PM

Good luck and safe travels!!
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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:52 PM

Tim

 

When you get settled message me with your address I'l send you 3 or 4 Bartos Chassis to use back there to get you started in IRRA

 

jason 


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Posted 24 May 2020 - 12:03 AM

Tim,

Thank you for being a teammate in the Boola NASCAR Enduro’s and all your contributions to the Team. 
Me and Alice gonna miss both of you. 
Good Luck and stay safe

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