Phoenix trip November 2008 for the World Finals at Firebird International Raceway
Final Phoenix Update, December 4th, 2008
Thanks to a lot of help from their friends Little Johns Motorsports finished 2nd in the Nation in their class. Big Muddy and their crew are having a party to celebrate the teams great finish on Wednesday, December 10th with music by Rail starting at 7:30 PM. Little John and the team, and maybe the boat if the weather allows, will be there to say THANKS to everyone that helped and cheered them on. This being a Wednesday night Ladies rail drinks are only $1.00! Congrats to the team.
Message from Little Johns friend and webmaster:
The Benefit for Little Johns Motorsports at Big Muddy on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 was a HUGE success! The place was PACKED! Many thanks to the owners and staff of Big Muddy for setting it all up, Con Trios member Bill Kelley for all the coverage he gave it on his website, www.RiverBills.com and the Sharks Band for the great entertainment. Donations from all of Little John's friends was overwhelming. The Con Trios Yacht Club had an excellent showing! Donations from all of them and the "Pass the Hat" we had at the board meeting will help send the team to Phoenix and hopefully bring us home a WINNER! Good Luck to Ashly and the team. Little John said he will provide me with a full report on the Benefit and Phoenix trip when they return. The World Finals in Phoenix at Firebird International Raceway is November 20th thru the 23rd.
Follow up email from Little John:
Sunday 11/16/2008 update:
Got a call from Little John about 7:30 PM Sunday evening. They are making good time. Stopped in Texas last night. Both rigs are running great. They were about 3 hours from Phoenix at the time.
Monday 11/17/2008 update:
As usual he is helping people out. Here is what he sent me Monday night. "Moved the buses into pit area with IHBA officials tonight We are going to help with repair on some equipment tomorrow Should be able to get some great pictures of the inside of Firebird Raceway. AMAZING They need some welding and boat repair done. LJ"
Wednesday 11/19/2008 update:
The pits are empty until noon Wed. I will send a picture tomorrow at this same time with about 150 boats here
From empty to this in about two hours No one is allowed in the raceway, except race staff (which we were) until noon Wed. It is crazy but very well organized. Our pit has electric, water, and sewer hook up. LIFE IS GOOD
A perfect start time clock is .0000 (reaction time)
The boat is fine and things are as good as they can be.
Friday, November 21st, 2008 update
Ashly made her first "half track" pass to qualify for a 180 mph boat.
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
12:20 PM: Ashly and Kwitchabitchin broke out on their first qualifying attempts by being too quick. On their final try they wound up qualifying 3rd. Her full track pass to qualify in a 180 MPH boat will probably be later today. She is driving Dawn Singleton's boat "Rapid Fire". Check back later today, LJ is going to send some pictures when they get time.
Pictures of Ashly in the cockpit of "Rapid Fire"
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
Well, we have good news and bad news.
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Update November 30th, 2008
The lady in the picture with Ashly is the other Licensed PRO. driver As we have found out, She and Ashly, are the only two PRO licensed females in the world enjoy the pictures
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