[Spridgets] Sprite Record Gingerman this weekend!

Erick Zanner ezanner at gmail.com
Tue May 1 10:50:01 MDT 2018

To the Faithful or delusional...
I am always in need of a little help (actually a lot of help but I’m in
therapy and should not be a threat to anyone- but I digress) getting belted
up for the session. If anyone needs an extra crew pass please let me know
in exchange for a little help (free beer included).
Yellow Spridget 118

On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 12:31 PM John Deikis <deikis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Although the garage thrashing and incumbent gnashing of teeth continues as
> the days to G-man dwindle, Spridget drivers should watch out for the likely
> emergence of long-time paddock maven and chief torque wrench operator for
> Nigel Johnsfolly, Rick "Party Animal" Fisk driving a resurrected vintage
> SCCA bugeye with a junkyard motor. Now, if The Flounder would just turn
> over the historic paperwork! And, since the pub will be open, I may pack my
> vice grips and hammer and take on the role of Rick's crew chief. "Chief."
>  I kind of like the sound of that!
> JohnD
> On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 9:13 AM, <stanbmason at aol.com> wrote:
>> Spridget Folks,
>> We just broke the record for most Spridgets at Gingerman with  a total of
>> 17 and the potential of several more that may make it.  It looks like it is
>> going to be soggy Friday, but Saturday & Sunday looks clear with nice
>> Spring temperatures.  It is best to dress for all occasions, just to be
>> covered.
>> We will have lots of 60th Anniversary Spridget Gear including the
>> following at GMan:
>> - Patches  $5
>> - Hats
>> - T-Shirts
>> - Prototype Vest
>> - Prototype Mechanics Coveralls (Think Goodwood Vintage Events)
>> - Prototype British Flat Cap (Think Goodwood Vintage Events)
>> Erick Zanner's JDT Investments will be our sponsor again this year along
>> with Cana and Colin Comer contribution of the Season Stickers.  We thank
>> you for your contribution to our group!
>> I will take some photos of what we are offering and send out next week to
>> determine demand.
>> Gingerman is the start of the season and we need to remember how to
>> eliminate "Red Mist" and apply all the Vintage Race Values we hold dear.
>> The overall expression that is most meaningful to me is: is if you can not
>> sit down and have an enjoyable conversation with a competitor after a
>> session than you have done something wrong.  I would also like to encourage
>> all of us to have discussions with each other and other Group 2 racers if
>> there are concerns that can be shared and improved in a diplomatic way.  I
>> have attached guidelines for passing from E. Paul Dickinson who is a racing
>> driver adviser and published "The Ace Factor" for our VSCDA Driver's
>> School.  Please review these guidelines for maintaining a fun season.
>> I look forward to a fun weekend with all my friends that I have not seen
>> in awhile.  The Cape Of Good Hope Portable Pub will be open Saturday after
>> the last race where we will have discussions about the 60th Anniversary.
>> Thanks,
>> Stan Mason
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