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Challenger
TBI Slant 6


Joined: 27 May 2008
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Post subject: Banquet (Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:07 am) Reply with quote

Reservations made Norm and Elaine will be there and also celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary with everyone. Can't wait to see our extended slant 6 family


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Ron Parker
SSRN National Champion


Joined: 31 Oct 2002
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Location: Dalton, GA

Post subject: (Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:54 pm) Reply with quote

Me and Judy made reservations and are going up Thursday afternoon hope to see all my slanted friends
thanks Ron Parker


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Rob Simmons
SL6 Racer & Moderator


Joined: 29 Jan 2003
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Location: Brandenburg, KY

Post subject: (Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:08 am) Reply with quote

That's awesome Ron!! Very Happy Very Happy



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Rick Covalt
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Joined: 23 Oct 2002
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Location: Waynesboro, Pa.

Post subject: (Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:43 pm) Reply with quote

Patti & I will not be able to make it. Hope you all have a great time!

Rick



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NEBR RCR
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Joined: 07 Feb 2017
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Post subject: (Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:59 pm) Reply with quote

Hauling a bunch of racing parts to the banquet. Let me know if there is something you are looking for - I may just have it. See my list of parts in the For Sale section. Looking forward to seeing all of you next week. Mike



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Greg Ondayko
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Joined: 27 Nov 2004
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Post subject: (Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:45 pm) Reply with quote

One stop shopping for quality slant parts.


Cheers mike, see you there.


Greg



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69 Dart www.youtube.com/hyperpack

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Rick Covalt
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Post subject: (Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:25 am) Reply with quote

Will someone please take some pictures and post them so we all can see them.

Thanks
Rick



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Ron Hamby
SSRN National Champion


Joined: 22 Jun 2006
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Location: Purlear, N.C.

Post subject: (Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:44 pm) Reply with quote

Rick do you want to try FaceTime again this year during the meeting? I know the signal was weak last year causing complications. Kay said she is willing try if you want.

Ron



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Rick Covalt
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Post subject: (Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:22 pm) Reply with quote

I would say yes, that would be nice. I will try and get Ryan here to set up his computer again. I am a bit slow on the electronics!! Laughing Laughing



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Greg Ondayko
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Post subject: (Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:07 am) Reply with quote

Michele and I will be coming to the banquet.... weather for the drive
Looks beautiful this week.

Greg



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Rob Simmons
SL6 Racer & Moderator


Joined: 29 Jan 2003
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Post subject: (Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:35 pm) Reply with quote

Ron Hamby wrote:
Rick do you want to try FaceTime again this year during the meeting? I know the signal was weak last year causing complications. Kay said she is willing try if you want.

Ron


Ooh ooh!! Me!! Me!! Very Happy



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MrsLancer
TBI Slant 6


Joined: 26 Jun 2012
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Location: Wartburg, TN

Post subject: Rodney's recap of 2016 (Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:57 pm) Reply with quote

2016 has been a roller coaster ride with many triumphs and heartbreaks. January 7 was to be a great day, I became a uncle for the third time, but that same day I lost my sister, Stacy. We were completely devastated. Stacy had always been one of my biggest supporters in my life and until recently in racing, too.

In April, we headed out to Mokan to start the racing season. 60 points were on the line and we didn't win a single round point. Next we went to Mason Dixon in May. With 100 points available, we were only able to secured 20 round points due to carburetor trouble. Luckily, Alanna was able to do some research and figure out that it was the power valve. Then on to Bristol in June. We came away with 50 points of a possible 80 and took home our first win of the season. But, by the Knoxville race in July, I was back to being unable to win a round.

July 25th, the day following the Knoxville race, Alanna and I went in for monitoring blood work and an ultrasound to received the heart-wrenching news that she had miscarried again. She was admitted to the hospital that evening for surgery. While in surgery the doctor also removed a large cyst that she had been monitoring. Pathology reports came back that the cyst was actually a borderline cancerous tumor and we were referred to a Gynecological Oncologist for additional testing and surgery. Eventually, we decided to go to EMORY University Hospital for Alanna's treatment. Surgery was scheduled for November 1st.

As we waited for surgery and bounced from appointment to appointment, we chose to keep living our lives. So back to her crazy work schedule and racing.

In September, Alanna headed to training in Mississippi and I headed to Clay City to race. Mom was able to join me on this trip. It was a two very long days, but they paid off. I won both races, taking home all 70 round points.

With my win at Clay City, I was now in a three way tie for first with Ron Hamby and Ryan Covalt, and only one race left at Mason Dixon to see who would come out on top. Ron and I, both had the same idea to push us into the lead and added additional weight to our cars so that we could set records and add 20 additional points to our total. Luckily we both got points for breaking the existing record, even if Ron was able to set it lower than me.

On Saturday at Mason Dixon, Ryan went out early, clearing the way for Ron and I to start pulling away from him. Ron and I ended up facing off in the finals. We both had .02 lights, but Ron's was red, given me the win and a 10 point lead for the Championship.

Sunday at Mason Dixon was another story, both Ron and I went out first round, with Ryan advancing to the finals. If Ryan had won, he would have tied Ron for second in points and with a better index, secured the 2nd place title. But his brother Denny, denied him that by beating him in the finals.

November 1st, Alanna went in for surgery not knowing what the outcome would be. Surgery went incredibly well, results were better than we could have ever hoped for, and all test results came back excellent. Your prayers and out pouring of love during this time meant so much to us.

While Alanna was recuperating from surgery, we waited to find out if Ryan slipped off to the Oklahoma race to fight for the title. Ryan decided not to go and the Championship was decided.

Winning the Championship this year is very big for me considering all the things that have happened this year, and it being eleven years since I last won it in 2005. I would like to thank everyone for their support, my family and friends for their encouragement on and off the strip, and most importantly the Lord for his grace and allowing me to do the things I love. I know that Dad and Stacy are looking down on us today beaming from ear to ear and bursting with pride.

Rodney


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Ron Parker
SSRN National Champion


Joined: 31 Oct 2002
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Post subject: (Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:05 pm) Reply with quote

I have always been friends with you and your family. I remember back racing you when your dad was with you we had many great races together. I tried to build my car like yours. I will never forget the times spent together with you and all my slanted friends We love your family . You are a true Champion. Thanks Ron and Judy Parker Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


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Greg Ondayko
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Joined: 27 Nov 2004
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Post subject: (Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:24 pm) Reply with quote

Congrats Rodney and prayers for you and family.


Greg



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Rick Covalt
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Post subject: (Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:43 pm) Reply with quote

Everyone have a great time. Looks like us Northern folks would not have to worry much about the snow. Laughing Laughing



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