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Back on Track!

This past 18-months I have experienced a lot of ups and downs.¬†My father past away in August of¬†2007 🙁 I met two of my¬†other sisters for the first time 🙂 I ended an 8-year relationship 🙁 then I started a new relationship with a wonderful man 🙂 and etc.“They say when one door closes…… another […]

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Mid Week Madness

I was able to squeeze in a mid-week club race, but it sure seemed like everything was working¬†against me. It all started with my commuter train running late.¬†Once I got home, I headed out in my car for what would normally be the 45-minute drive.¬†It took me a half hour just to go 5 miles […]

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Spring Cleaning

Hello everyone!! Well its springtime now and you know what that means ‚Äì spring-cleaning!! As I was walking into my garage this past weekend to do some wrenching on my nitro whip‚Äôs, I looked around and was inspired to do some cleaning (actually, my lady called me out and said ‚ÄúI was straight slippin‚Äô on […]

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Neo-Buggy Race, England

Well I just returned back home in the good ol US of A after a weeklong trip at the Neo-Buggy Race in the UK. This race was a little more special than most other races I’ve been to abroad, mainly because we were able to do a little sight seeing. Myself, Jay Halsey and Taylor […]

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Hey everyone what’s happenin!!!

 Well this past week was pretty interesting. I work for a bicycle company as the BMX product development manager and travel often for work projects. This past week I was in Taiwan for a major trade show and vendor relations. After the trade show ended, I traveled by van to visit some vendors. During the […]

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Evel Knievel 1938-2007

Robert Craig¬†Knievel, Jr…or Evel was a true American¬†bad @$$.¬†As a kid, I vividly remember staring at our crappy console television, watching Wild World of Sports hoping to catch Evel‚Äôs next daredevil stunt.¬†I’m pretty certain if I could be anyone when I was 8 years old, it would be a combination of Evel Knievel, Arthur Fonzarelli, […]

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Escape from Winter

Last week, I got out of Chicago and flew out to Los Angeles.¬† It was great to get away from the constant cold & gray Midwest and get some sun.¬†Clear skies and 80 felt awful good…well, clear by L.A. standards…¬†Got a few buddies out to one of the many L.A. area indoor kart tracks for […]

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What A Crazy Three Weeks

What a crazy three weeks of racing! Being on the road, for me, are some of the best times in life. After racing The Dirt Nitro Challenge in Arizona I immediately flew to Spokane, Washington where I met up the crew from Performance R/C Hobbies and started our trek up to Red Deer, Alberta Canada […]

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Leisure Hours

This past weekend, Leisure Hours Raceway hosted the Chi-Town Shootout sponsored by Team Checkpoint & R/C Car Magazine. The electric off-road classes were: Mod Buggy, Mod Truck, Mod 4wd, 19 turn Truck, 19 Turn 4wd, 19 turn Buggy, Brushless-Lipo (Outlaw) Truck.¬† For those that aren’t familiar, Leisure Hours Raceway is on the far southwest side […]

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A Summer like weekend

It was a crazy cool weekend.¬† The Midwest has¬†been getting crushed by a super oppressive, deep freeze for quite a while.¬† This past weekend, it warmed UP to freezing.¬† Yea, you read that right…it was in the 30’s and it felt like spring…nice huh? Friday night, I put in a practice session at my local […]