A friend asked how I was doing today, and I have to say I am GREAT! The new year is treating me just fine so far and I am looking forward to a very good year.

I want to wish all racers and their families a very blessed and happy new year. All of you that are spectators and just readers of these pages, I want you to be blessed too!

Thank you all for the support you have shown in the past, the nice comments about the site and our car. I enjoy doing what I do. Taking photos, writing, driving and talking with all of you and the occasional help I get from many of you. That is what’s great about drag racing. the overall majority of racers are there for each other in times of need to make it to the next round. But that same racer will line up and try to beat you in that next round! We still remain friends after the win light comes on!

Reunited with Friends and Family!

I found a cousin on Facebook on New Years Day. We had not talked, or seen each other, in over 20 years. He is a news reporter on WBBM-TV in Chicago. His son was just admitted to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. What an honor!

I also found an old friend, or I should say, my friend found me with an Internet search. This was an old shipmate of mine from my days on USS Snook (SSN-592) out of San Diego, in 1969. This young man and I worked in the engineering dept. where he was a 2nd Class Electrician’s Mate. He selected for a special Navy program that sent him to Oklahoma University, where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and got his Commission as a Officer in the U. S. Navy. He come back to the submarine force and served on 4 nuclear powered subs A Weapons Officer and Navigator before retiring with 20 years of service. He lives in Little Rock, AK. We plan to meet and have a few long conversations and get our families together.