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    Default Sam Rogers US All American Open

    Well fellas in 2 days The Rooster Cruiser gets strapped onto a trailer to head out for it's last big event. The final race of the season for me has always been the "All American" .

    The All American Mower Championships for the past several years has been the last big hurrah of the year, bringing together races from any and every association. To be a Champion of the All AMerican is to be a Champions Champion!

    Last year in the CP class, Sam Rogers finished the race in 2nd place then tragically had a fatal heart attack on the cool down lap. Sam was "one of those guys", "to know him was to love him" - all of those fit Sam he really was one of them that makes me love this sport.

    This year they have named the race in his honor, as well the race has become part of the USLMRA "Open" series of racing. The "US Open" races, like the All American, require no membership or affiliation of any kind. If it passes a minimal safety check it will race. The motto "Bring It" means just that.

    You can read more here: http://www.letsmow.com/2011/04/annou...american-open/

    The best Finish I have had was a 2nd place last year, hopefully my trusty Cruiser will hold together and have enough for just 1 more run at the big boys!

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    Wow, sorry to hear about the way the race was named. Good luck though! Here's to a safe and successful finish to your season
    If winning was easy, then the losers would be winners.
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    I'm sure all your fans here are pullin for ya. Good Luck!
    Always keep em smokin,,,,then let er drift!

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    Wishing you the best of luck Rooster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtdhw View Post
    Wow, sorry to hear about the way the race was named. Good luck though! Here's to a safe and successful finish to your season
    Ditto!! Take many pictures or some video if you can

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    Default Great Weekend

    Well did not get any pictures or Video, was way too busy of a weekend.
    broke a tranny, AGAIN, before I even left the house. Found casting flash in it so it was starving the input bearing of oil.
    Spent alot of time getting the thing fixed Friday, then did Promo Shots for Sponsors all weekend, was very busy indeed! Handed out alot of Cool Rides Cards to some pretty awesome Mowers, and there was a V-twin powered Radio Flyer that the owner promised to post pics of!

    What a GREAT weekend. Bruce "Mr Mow-It-All" Kaufman put me and my traveling companions up for the weekend at Crow Mountain guest ranc.
    WoW, waking up and watching the fog burn off of the Appalachian Mountains every morning was incredible.

    The racing was top notch, 115+ mowers with 21 of the best in the country in my class. I qualified 6th, ran 7th in the heat but I believe I broke a spring in the feature. Mower was fast as any for 3/4 of a lap then, going into turn 3 I heard a "plink" in the engine and it was a dog from there out, floating valves at 4k. Pretty sure I will find I know have multiple valve springs on one valve...
    Still was able to hold mid-pack with a hurt engine for 30 laps.

    As is always the case in mower racing, and especially the All American, the fellowship was great and was the perfect way to end the season!

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    Glad ya had fun.
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