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Old 07-03-2006, 06:40 PM   #16
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Tim; I'm back from vacation, and had time to make a few calls today. **Trinity, J&D Machine (Hyperdrive), and (Gary) McAllister have signed on to support the Sue Rickman Benefit on line auction. Jason at BMI will also be sending another chassis conversion kit for the on line auction.** I'll talk to you about the details. That makes the current list of sponsors look like Associated, BMI, Darkside, EAMotorSports, Integy, Jaco, J&D Machine, McAllister, SMC and Trinity. Fastlane Hobbies and Thunder Road will be doing Sue Rickman Benefit Races. Am I forgetting any one? Let's keep the raffle ticket sales going, guys! Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 07-03-2006, 07:31 PM   #17
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Calling all RACE TRACKS... on-road and off-road.....

Why don't you track owners have a "Sue Rickman Benefit" race, and send all the race fees in to help? I would offer up a race here in Jackson MS, but It would be really cool if we could have this race on the same day across the country.

Is this possible??

What do you think of the idea?
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:02 PM   #18
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I don't know if we can coordianate that many race tracks into one particular day. The Sue Rickman Benefit Races at Thunder Road are set for July 22 (Road Course) and 23 (Oval). I'd love to see a lot of race tracks set up a race to help out on this; but I'd be happy no matter what day they chose.

The RC community is a tight knit group; and you can see that in the way they step up when one of their own needs help. Look at all the sponsors who have stepped forward to help, already. And we, as racers, should show we appreciate that support, when we choose the products we buy.

The main thing right now is simply to push forward. If you can set up a race in your area, go for it. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:23 AM   #19
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That would be great if you could pull that off, but it would be pretty hard to do. Thanks for the support Tim D.
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Old 07-04-2006, 12:19 PM   #20
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Default Raffle tickets

This is for a great cause, guys. And, a very real chance of picking up some nice stuff. Tickets are only $5.00, and... wait a sec.... *I* forgot to order some! Okay; that's corrected now. Money coming at you, Tim. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 07-05-2006, 01:16 AM   #21
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Default Great news!

Great news on both fronts. That makes the current list of sponsors look like Associated, B-Main Motorsports, BMI, Darkside, EAMotorSports, Integy, Jaco, J&D Machine, McAllister, SMC and Trinity. And Fastlane Hobbies, Thunder Road and RC3 are running Sue Rickman Benefit Rcaes. The list is growing! Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:24 PM   #22
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Default Unexpected sponsor

We at Thunder Road got an unexpected boost for our Sue Rickman Benefit Races on the 22nd and 23rd of July. Unexpected, because it was unsolicited. Jon Anderson of R/K Racing Products sent a box of goodies to be used as door prizes at our Sue Rickman Benefit Races. Jon read about what we're doing here; and he donated the merchandise to help out the cause. Thanks to Jon for his donation.

Okay, Racers; time to start buying some raffle tickets and getting tuned up for the races. This is a great cause; and there are lots of great prizes in the raffle. And there will be lots of fast racing at the Sue Rickman Benefit Races across the country. Not to mention some great door prizes. When is the last time you got to feel really good about this hobby of ours? Thanks; Ernie P.

SPONSORS:
Associated
B-Main Motorsports
BMI
Darkside
EAMotorSports
Integy
Jaco
J&D Machine
McAllister
R/K Racing Products
SMC
Trinity


PARTICIPATING TRACKS:
Fastlane Hobbies; Blue Springs, MO
RC3; Madison, AL; July 16
Thunder Road; Gordonsville, VA; July 22 (Road Course) and July 23 (Oval)
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Old 07-08-2006, 03:31 AM   #23
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Default Irrgang Racing Service signs on!

Dave Irrgang and IRS have signed on as sponsors. Thanks, Dave. Ernie P.

SPONSORS:
Associated
B-Main Motorsports
BMI
Darkside
EAMotorSports
Irrgang Racing Service
Integy
Jaco
J&D Machine
McAllister
R/K Racing Products
SMC
Trinity


PARTICIPATING TRACKS:
Fastlane Hobbies; Blue Springs, MO
RC3; Madison, AL; July 16
Thunder Road; Gordonsville, VA; July 22 (Road Course) and July 23 (Oval)
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:41 AM   #24
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Tim; I'm happy your mother is in good spirits. Please tell her there are a lot of people pulling for her. We care; and she will be in our prayers. Thanks; Ernie P.

------Tim wrote------------

I would like to say Thanks to Mark Unrath for his support, he has 2 tickets

Just to give a update on my mom she is doing well. She has started her chemo treatments, the doctor said she might not lose all her hair this time, so that has her spirits up. She is still trying to put on weight, I think she is up to 98 pounds and still eating strong.

I am glad to hear about other people having races, it is great to see people pulling together to help a fellow racer and his mom. Remember karma has a way of coming back around.Thanks Tim D
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Old 07-11-2006, 08:19 PM   #25
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Default Team Tekin and Voodoo Cells sign on!!

Team Tekin and David Wert of Voodoo Cells have jumped in to support the effort as well. Two more unsolicited sponsors. And, the Voodoo Racing Team will be competing in our oval race at Thunder Road on July 23rd. Word is starting to get around! This is going **GREAT**. Thanks; Ernie P.

SPONSORS:
Associated
B-Main Motorsports
BMI
Darkside
EAMotorSports
Irrgang Racing Service
Integy
Jaco
J&D Machine
McAllister
R/K Racing Products
SMC
Tekin
Trinity
Voodoo Cells


PARTICIPATING TRACKS:
Fastlane Hobbies; Blue Springs, MO
RC3; Madison, AL; July 16
Thunder Road; Gordonsville, VA; July 22 (Road Course) and July 23 (Oval)

Teams pledged to attend the Thunder Road Races:
Full Throttle Motorsports
Voodoo Cells
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Old 07-16-2006, 06:25 AM   #26
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Default Boosting a great cause!

Let's keep this going guys. A great guy who could use some help from the RC community; a great cause; some great sponsors; an on line raffle with some great prizes; and some great racing scheduled! We should all be on board with this. Thanks; Ernie P.

SPONSORS:
Associated
B-Main Motorsports
BMI
Darkside
EAMotorSports
Irrgang Racing Service
Integy
Jaco
J&D Machine
McAllister
R/K Racing Products
SMC
Tekin
Trinity
Voodoo Cells


PARTICIPATING TRACKS:
Fastlane Hobbies; Blue Springs, MO; August 5 and August 6th
RC3; Madison, AL; July 16
Thunder Road; Gordonsville, VA; July 22 (Road Course) and July 23 (Oval)

Teams pledged to attend the Thunder Road Races:
Full Throttle Motorsports
Voodoo Cells
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:43 AM   #27
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Default Sue Rickman Benefit Race Reports

The Sue Rickman Benefit Races were run at Thunder Road in Gordonsville, VA, this past weekend. Attendance was disappointing, considering the charitable nature of the events; but the racers who showed were rewarded with some great racing and some great door prizes, courtesy of sponsors Team Associated, B-Main Motorsports, BMI, Darkside, EAMotorSports, Irrgang Racing Service, Integy, JACO, J&D Machine, McAllister, R/K Racing Products, SMC, Tekin, Trinity and Voodoo Cells. Not to mention a big pile of money; $250.00 in awards each day! Smaller items were used as door prizes (And there were a bunch of those; every one went home with a handful.) and larger items were auctioned. The generosity of the racers was evident, as plenty of extra raffle tickets were sold; and the bidding was spirited for the larger items. Anything left at the end of the day will be shipped to Tim Donley for his on line raffle.

The Road Course race was held on Saturday. All the Thunder Road regulars welcomed Raymond Darroch, the newest of the JACO/SMC team drivers, to Thunder Road. Ray promptly returned our hospitality by turning his 19-Turn Touring Car Class heat races into a procession. Ray had his Corally hooked from the first few laps; and no one could touch him. Jesse Bean and Scott Gregory took turns trying, but neither one had anything to offer Ray. Steve Simmons seemed to have an edge in the opposite heat races, while Charlie Johnson (CJ) and Harold Ruckle (in a borrowed car) took turns trying to get past. By the time the qualifier dust settled, Ray had TQ with a blistering 36/5:02.52.

CJ and his T2 bested Harold Ruckle in the B Main in a close finish. Harold’s excuse for his second place was that he was afraid of bending the track owner’s FT TC4; but we all know the owner is a pussy cat, despite persist rumors of bodies buried in the nearby woods.

Jesse Bean finally recovered the handle on his T2; and he was all over Ray Darroch at the start of the A Main. Scott Gregory and Steve Simmons lurked just behind, locked in their own battle and hoping Jesse and Ray would take each other out. Ray kept his cool; and as he started inching out a lead, Jesse smacked the wall. One mistake was all Ray needed. He ran a near record pace to the end. Jesse could match Ray’s pace for a few laps; then he would slip a few tenths worth and Ray slowly eased away. Less than a lap separated the two at the flag, as Ray ran a 36/5:05.16. Scott and Steve ran a good race; with Scott (in his new IRS chassis’ed TC3) besting Steve at the end; again, by less than a lap.

Ray Darroch showed what a class act he really is by donating most of his first place money to the Sue Rickman Benefit Fund. A good day of racing for a great cause.

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Sunday was Oval; and the Thunder Road regulars turned out to support the cause. The racers were evenly divided between SPEC and Stock Classes. Qualifying in the SPEC Class featured a series of close races between Joel White and Steve Walker (Beach); with Harold Lam keeping them honest and Ernie Padgette trying to stay out of the way. Joel took TQ with 51/4:00.41.

The Stock Class featured some of the fastest and closest racing seen in a long time. Clayton Anderson (Big Clay) and Harold Ruckle were wheeling their Hyperdrives; with Jesse Bean in a Maverick and Steve Nelson (Seven) driving his KSG/RIP hybrid. They were locked in a struggle all night; with all four cars turning almost identical times, lap after lap. And those times were at, or near, a record pace. Any one of the four could, and in fact did, lead at any time. Jesse trailed most of the evening, but got the tweak right in the third heat; setting TQ with a 53/4:01.15.

The SPEC Main was more of the same; with Joel and Beach fighting it out for the lead and Ernie Padgette fighting an oddly slow chassis setup. Joel and Beach stayed within a second of each other right to the buzzer; with Joel leading by less than two tenths at the end.

The Stock Main featured a suddenly faster Jesse Bean; as he had tweaked his Mav right on the edge of loose and fast. He grabbed the lead at the start and ran like a thief; until he finally lost it between one and two. Seven, Harold and Big Clay all slipped past; leaving Jesse to fight his way back to the front. Jesse looked capable of doing it, but he got in too much of a hurry and bumped Harold trying to get past in turn four. That put Big Clay into a lead he held to the end, with Seven hanging on to his rear bumper and looking capable of going past at any time. Harold grabbed third and Jesse took fourth. Any one of the four could have taken this very close and competitive race.

The attendance could have been better; but the racing couldn’t have been much closer. Maybe the charitable nature of the day filtered over to the racing. Thanks; Ernie P.
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Old 07-25-2006, 04:36 PM   #28
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It's nice to see people having fun while trying to help my mom. I told her about the racing and she really appreciates the support. It helps keep her spirits up, knowing so many people care. So lets keep this going all we have left is this online raffle,to help raise money. You guys can see we have added alot of prizes to the the raffle. So lets stop being so shy and get some tickets for this great cause.
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Hey Tim,
When are you holding the drawing for the online raffle? I must have pasted that over when I skimmed this thread.

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Old 07-27-2006, 11:56 AM   #30
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Default And yet more sponsors!

Okay; we get to add two more sponsors. Our thanks to John Tag and TM RC Racing. Things are looking great, guys!

SPONSORS:
Associated
Axiom Motorsports
B-Main Motorsports
BMI
Darkside
EAMotorSports
Irrgang Racing Service
Integy
Jaco
John Tag
J&D Machine
McAllister
R/K Racing Products
SMC
Team Brood
Tekin
TM RC Racing
Trinity
Voodoo Cells

And we still have some big races to run:

Fastlane Hobbies; Blue Springs, MO August 5 and August 6th

Come on guys; grab some raffle tickets while you can! A great cause and an excellent chance to win some great prizes. And please remember these sponsors, when you put your money down. The RC community should care for it's own; and these sponsors did exactly that. Thanks; Ernie P.
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