I just wanted to thank all the people who made the shoot out happen. First off to Chris Kenner and Mark Moyle for coming up with the idea and to Larry Hamilton for his suggestions on tweaking the format. To the list of the following people who contributed to prize money, awards, fuel and everything else. In not particular order
Chris Kenner Racing and Security Race Products
Billy B and Krazy Kolors
Paul Fitzgerald and Southern Thunder Marine
Sid Reynolds and Simple Racing
Ade Bloomquist and Bloomquist/Kentucky Racing
Brian Weher and Tribal Thunder Racing
Heath Culp and Big Skin Studio Rentals & Teamsters Local 399 from the set of Californication
Mike Stock & the Boise crew
United Oil for the 5 gal of fuel
The Burley Regatta and Burley Chamber of Commerce
If i have missed someone my most sincere apologies and thank you to you.
That was the most fun and most pressure i have ever felt in a boat race. To know GORDY is COMING behind you in Freedom is a mind game that is imense. And to ALL the teams, people etc that came up to me throughout the weekend and congratulated me on a feat i wasnt sure was possible THANK YOU.
Ive seen a couple clips of the shootout, but nothing of the entire race, but what ive seen, Gordy had radar lock on my ass the last lap, and HOLY CRAP he made up a lot of ground. I'm praying someone will have video of this "race" because from everyone i talked to it was insane from the beach.
And Gordy, you calling me a cheater...that's the nicest compliment you could give me, and it was an honor to be in a heat with you!!!!!
Thank You all,
James Gregory and all of the SS-75 Team