OK here is the deal, as you all know I am 100% Ford. Even when I was working at GM dealerships I drove Ford trucks and I still stayed true to Ford. Some of you may know that I am in an APBA National points battle for US1 in Comp Jet. On April 17th the unthinkable happened and my boat with my 429 was destroyed in a non-racing accident. The boat is sitting at a yard with an incredibly high bill. Which makes it almost impossible for me in this economy to retake possession. A friend of mine told me I could use his boat for the rest of the season as long as he gets to run one race. Per my suspension last year, I can't run one particular race, so that works out well for my friend. I have a 466 that I was building, but ran out of funds to complete it. Now the PS89 crew said they have enough (cough cough cough) parts to put a competitive BBC together for me to use. I have fought this for over a month now and it is getting to a point where I have to make the ultimate decision. I have worked for over five years to get this opportunity to obtain US1 in Comp Jet. This is very tough and I need your guys input on what you would do. I do plan on finishing the season with the BBF that I have been working on to replace the 429. But again it takes money and with the economy the way things are, the green stuff is very scarce. I'm not asking anyone for anything, only for your thoughts and opinions. I am very torn over this choice I have to make. I have been the lone Ford in Comp Jet the entire season. I talked to my buddy Ralph Brunt, he said he would give me a lot of **** but he would do the same thing if he were in my place.
Please be nice, don't call me too many names, as I have not jumped ship yet. And if I do, it would only be temporary.
This is a briefing to the Racers for the Burley 2009 Circle Race on June 26th, 27th, and 28th on the Snake River in Burley, Idaho.
Event Website: http://idahoregatta.com/
Sanction: The sanction is on its way to the APBA and should be available in about 2 weeks
Lodging: There is camping on site - See the event website for more information. Also the Fairfeild Inn has been the host for the CompJet Class in past years.
Tow Money: $500 tow money is being offered per boat to the CompJet class.
Fuel: Callen Petroleum Products will be bringing pre-ordered fuel to the race site. Special offers are being made for the CompJet Class. Contact Kyle @ 760-455-8588
Registration: $200 per boat + a $20 APBA Promo Fee. More info regarding this will be available on the sanction when it becomes available.
This has been taken directly off the Comp Jet Website.