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Desmond
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« on: April 21, 2004, 10:48:27 PM »

I am posting from my work place, South Bay Vocational Center of Long Beach.  It is a company that works to find jobs for disabled adults and train them once they get their jobs.

It is only about a mile from the temporary street circuit that hosted last week's Champ Car race.

Due to the carelessness of a fellow bus rider, I was able to get a free ticket to Friday's qualifying session.  And I would have made it to my first-ever auto race in person.

Except that I did not have the courage to ask my bosses for a day off.  So instead of using the ticket, I went to work as usual.

I didn't think much of my decision until Monday, when somehow the traffic around the streets during the race weekend was mentioned.  I then told Daniell Cokes, case coordinator at SBVC, my story.  She said it would have been nice to go there because of the Buddy Wayne site I have maintained.

I then added something that I have never put on the site--that my character, had he existed, would have won the Toyota Pro-Celebrity Race at that track in two straight years (before he would have joined NASCAR, back when he was a sprint-car star overseas).  So I not only missed qualifying for the race (both the Pro-Celebrity and Champ Cars), I didn't go to the site of one of my character's shining moments.

BUMMER.

All I can do now is pray for the continued existence of Champ Car so I can try again next year.
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2004, 02:56:24 PM »

Like Lou says, there is nothing like being there in person, Desmond. So hang in there and we'll keep hoping with you that you make it next year. Smiley
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