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Old 09-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #21
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Leaderboard shows Luke in first- nothing but the battle for SSB second getting covered.
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It was stupid... and Luke is well in the lead, or was until this caution. But I bet it finishes under caution...

Maybe not, no caution.
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Mine is muted. That tiburon is a little OC, no?
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Congrats Luke. Got the win.

Jesus, wow. Safety truck out on the track while racing was still going on. Good slip up, whoever was responsible for that ****.
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Yep- congrats Luke.
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Oh yeah. Finished about 10 lengths ahead. Sweet baby jesus nice work!
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Leaderboard shows Luke in first- nothing but the battle for SSB second getting covered.
yeah, that's throwing me off.
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I'd like to take some credit for this win. Had I not sold you my first miata so that you could race it and blow up the engine, you would have never gotten this civic to race.

Sweet victory! Well done sir!
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Luke is a total bauce.
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Great job!
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Congratulations. Showroom stock typically has some very well prepared cars with very quick drivers. I'd say more so that PT in NASA in many cases. So that's impressive. Well done sir!
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Thanks for the kind words gehs...kind of a wierd race and honestly, the "directing" of the race was a bit of a mess. It should have been red flagged immediately after the first wreck, they sent out a pace car for the SSC class but not SSB so I had no idea what pace I was supposed to be doing. The restart was a mess, the red Z4 started 10s before anyone else.

And to top it all off, the end of the race was ludicrous. There was a stranded/wrecked car taking up the whole track after the kink and none of the other drivers were lifting or slowing down going past the incident. I was the first car to the wreck and slowed way down because they were waving the yellow furiously. I had to drive in the grass all the way to the wall to get by safely, and the mustangs behind me never lifted and went flying by this stranded car with a driver in it at 10/10ths going past in the grass. They cut my lead by like 80% because they never slowed for the crashed car so I went back to full speed and we did the whole shebang all over again a lap later. Very dangerous, and very disappointing that guys were willing to risk their lives and someone elses...

Anyway, weird race, only 6 or 7 green flag laps (the laps are long at RA...) and probably boring to watch.

Still hasn't really set in that I won the Runoffs, I haven't had any time to enjoy it or celebrate... Had to tear the car down in tech after the race and luckily I'm the lead mechanic on my car and we had very few crew.

P.S. One of the contingencies for winning the Runoffs on BFGoodrich tires is a chance at a free all inclusive ride in the BAJA 1000. WHAAAATTT1!!?!??!?!?!? Pray to God, BAJA here i come!!!!

P.S.S Will try to load video ASAP, unfortunately my rearview camera didn't work, and the front view is mostly boring as heck...but oh well
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P.S. One of the contingencies for winning the Runoffs on BFGoodrich tires is a chance at a free all inclusive ride in the BAJA 1000. WHAAAATTT1!!?!??!?!?!? Pray to God, BAJA here i come!!!!
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I'd like to take some credit for this win. Had I not sold you my first miata so that you could race it and blow up the engine, you would have never gotten this civic to race.

Sweet victory! Well done sir!
Cy makes a good point.

The car I bought from him was the first car I ever tracked and the car I learned to drive in.

I put a lot of track miles on that car, many of which were boosted. I can't believe it took as much abuse as it did before letting go.
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Props are back - +1 for victory!
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #36
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Just going to leave this right here...

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Originally Posted by BFGoodrich Tires
BFGoodrich Tires® Announces 2012 “Select-the-Seats” Winners
Five Team BFGoodrich members awarded coveted spots in
legendary off-road race and high-performance driving school

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 25, 2012) – BFGoodrich Tires® today announced the winners of the
2012 “Select-the-Seats” program. As a result of the online contest, four drivers will participate as
members of the 2012 BFGoodrich Tires/Wide Open Excursions “Baja Challenge” team and will
race in the 45th anniversary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race Nov. 14-17, 2012 in
Ensenada, Mexico.

Another winning driver will be heading to the Ford Racing High Performance
Driving School in Tooele, Utah. And the gold medal winners of the Sports Car Club of America


(SCCA) National Championship were awarded two spots in the “Baja Challenge” buggy. All
drivers will be equipped with racing gear courtesy of MasterCraft Safety®.


The winning drivers who will be a part of the “Baja Challenge” team are:
· Brad Lovell
· Bud Brutsman
· Kyle Tucker
· Roger Lovell
· Luke Wilwert
· Michael Crawford


The winning driver who will be going to Ford Racing High Performance Driving School is:
· Rob MacCachren


“This year’s ‘Select-the-Seats’ program was our most successful yet, with triple the number of
votes received versus last year’s program. BFG’s online community was engaged and rallied
the vote for their favorite Team BFG motorsports personalities,” said Jamey Fish, director of
consumer experience, BFGoodrich Tires. “It is programs like these that continue to reinforce the
breath of our brand’s abilities to provide thrilling driving experiences both on and off the
pavement.”

Team BFG members Bud Brutsman, Brad Lovell, Roger Lovell, Kyle Tucker and Rob
MacCachren all come from very different, yet successful automotive backgrounds.

· Brad and Roger Lovell make racing a family affair, fielding rock-crawling and off-road
racing entries as Lovell Racing. As both fabricators and drivers the team dominated rock
crawling competition for years and now is competing for championships in Ultra 4 rock
racing and TORC off-road series. The team’s rock racer was recently featured on an
episode of the hit show, “Top Gear.”

· Bud Brutsman combines a love for all things automotive with a passion for production
to create some of the best known car-themed shows on television including Overhaulin'
and Rides for the Learning Channel, Hot Rod TV, Optima Street Car Challenge and Car
Crazy on SPEED.

· Kyle Tucker and wife Stacy opened Detroit Speed and Engineering in the heart of stock
car racing country, where they design, fabricate and install modern engineering for
classic muscle cars. Kyle’s creations or “test cars” can be seen competing throughout
the year at a variety of events showing the GO not just the show. Kyle and DSE have
been featured on SPEED earlier this year and will be creating Kyle Busch’s Toyota
Dream Ride for SEMA.

· Rob MacCachren has won nearly everything there is to win in off-road racing. Rob has
been a BFGoodrich Tires ambassador for over 20 years, and in that time has dominated
Baja racing with five wins each in the SCORE Baja 500 and 1000 races. Rob just
recently achieved a 200th career win on BFGoodrich® tires at the Traxxas TORC Series
at the historical Crandon International Raceway.
“Simply put, without the fans, we wouldn’t have this sport,” said Bud Brutsman. “Like crossing
the finish line first, I’m extremely excited to receive top honors from the public and can’t wait to
head to the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 in November to participate in one of the world’s toughest,
most-intense, most-sought after races in the world. A big thank you to BFGoodrich and
everyone who voted for me.”
Fans will be able to watch the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 by visiting Off-Road Racing News » race-deZert.com.
The “Select-the-Seats” program, now in its third year, has crowned the 2012 winners:

· Fans voted via online application on BFGoodrich Tires’ Facebook page
(facebook.com/bfgoodrichtires) for their favorite Team BFGoodrich members to win a
coveted spot at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 or Ford Racing High Performance Driving
School. In an exciting twist to the program, the winning desert racer, Rob MacCachren,
will attend the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School, one of the top pavement
racing schools in the country. Bud Brutsman, Brad and Roger Lovell and Kyle Tucker will
join the “Baja Challenge” team and get behind the wheel at the 45th annual Tecate
SCORE Baja 1000.

· BFGoodrich also challenged SCCA members to compete for a seat in the “Baja
Challenge” buggy by offering an additional two seats to the gold medalists competing on
BFGoodrich g-Force™ R1 tires. The winners were Luke Wilwert and Michael Crawford.
Wilwert captured his first Showroom Stock B National Championship at the 49th SCCA
at Road America, winning by a mere 2.145-seconds over the 14-turn, 4.048-mile track.
Crawford survived a wild race to win the Showroom Stock C National Championship at
the SCCA National Championship Runoffs.
New for this year’s “Select-the-Seats” program, participating fans had a chance to win an offroad
adventure trip for two at the Wide Open Excursion driving experience outside Reno, Nev.

Erick Tuttle of Oxnard, Calif was randomly selected at the end of the public voting period and
will learn learn how to put BFGoodrich tires to the test in the rough and unpredictable terrain of
the Nevada desert in Wide Open cars.
I feel like a very, very small insignificant fish compared to the other guys on the team...
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Holy ****, congratulations!
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Awesome! Looking forward to pictures.
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Have you ever driven a Baja truck? This should be fun - in for video!


Oh yeah, btw congrats!!
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