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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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My Moto-ST Experience

I'd like to thank everyone involved.

Thanks to:

My Dad, god rest his soul
Boogers for being a good dog
Resurrection (Gus) for all your help with the bike and your support
Chris Onwiler, K3 @ Trackdaymag.com for the opportunity and being a good friend
Dave Vaughn for all your help in the pits and being a good friend
Streaker (Jim) for all your help with the bike and being a good friend
Jeff Portwood for all your help in the pits and being a good friend
Dan Macro for all your help in the pits and being a good friend
Tom Cerkmx sorry for running over your toe and still being my friend. LOL!!!
Joe Hartman for your support and beer drinking as we wrenched and having Mr. Jim Beam there.
Monte and Bonnie @ Sportbiketracktime.com for your support and all the track time
All my friends at Chicagolandsportbikes.com, for all the help, friends and resources
Mitch and Dianna @ Mid Illini Motorsports, for the opportunity to race on your team
The entire tool room @ Fed Sig for helping me with custom parts (Dan, Greg, Alex)
Brian Wink, thanks for meeting me with the master cylinder
Tom Tracy (Blarney) for hooking me up with the gixxer master cylinder

Anyone who had their hands on the race bike when I was out of town work and everyone who showed up to support me at the track.

My sincere thanks,

Here's the article.

It was an experience of a life time to participate.

http://www.trackdaymag.com/Article.aspx?id=2116

"I pity the poor people who don't ride motorcycles"
-Malcolm Smith, champion motorcycle racer

Nick
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www.sportbiketracktime.com

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2008, 01:04 AM
 
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Nice write up Nick. You are more than welcome for the help. Cheers
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Great article. Nice job Nick. Hope to meet you one day.

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Thank you for the nice words .I was alittle sappy reading it .
Alot of people helped and it's because good friends arn't free we must work together to make dreams come true.You did a fine job of leading this dream.
Good on ya Nick.

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Awesome dude! I wanna do this next year too now

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Hey
I think I took those pictures! Shit.. I'm like a little bit famous!
Awesome!

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oh hey... even if it says streaker took em

grrr..

oh well nbd
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Nice write up man. Great read!

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oh hey... even if it says streaker took em

grrr..

oh well nbd


Greg, I let Nick and Chris know that you took the pics except for the one with Nick signing atuographs. He said he was sorry and will credit you also.
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Good write up Nick!
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Greg, I let Nick and Chris know that you took the pics except for the one with Nick signing atuographs. He said he was sorry and will credit you also.
I wasn't upset...
Hope I didn't come off that way.. was joking around...
but hey.. having my name in a mag is kinda cool too.. so not unhappy about that either...
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Greg, contact me at [email protected] and I'll change the article to credit you for the photos. Sorry man! Nick told me that Jim took them!
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Greg, contact me at [email protected] and I'll change the article to credit you for the photos. Sorry man! Nick told me that Jim took them!
Chris O that you?
Is that your magazine? Pretty cool.. Was just poking around on there..
You were my instructor at STT.. I am the guy riding one of the old hustler bikes (I bought Riffices bike when he bought Tez's) (it's now a((rather ugly)) bright orange home depot spray painted zx6r)

Couple years back I was beginning to think I was getting quicker.. till you passed me sideways on street tires
nut..

I'll drop you a line..

it was an honest mistake.. I dont think any malice was intended or anything.. Imagine he was just hooking him up with the photos...

Tis all good
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Nick, that was a fantastic write up. You write a good as you race! I feel for you with the pit stop foul-ups because I witnessed something similar at Daytona a few years ago. When I helped Team Serpent we did everything you were asking for. We had meetings and we practiced the pit stops. We had it down and we made Jason proud. But I watch another team's race completely fall apart when the some of the very same things you described happened.

You did an awesome job and no one can take that away from you.

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