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Old 12-27-2011, 08:41 AM   #166
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I too remember her... very cool lady.

Godspeed Frances

Pretty special to have a Grandmothers support. Mine used to come out a lot too.. allowed me and my boys to hang at her place, make us food and share some good times. Miss her greatly.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:12 PM   #167
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This tread has brought back sum fond memories, of "the good old dayz."
Grandma Frances was precious, didn't know another like her.
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Actually, you know who was really cool, was Grandma Francis! How did I forget her, bring'in cold cuts, bread, gummi bears, cookies, and drinks for all the racers. (Even Joe Brett Williams!)

I used to hang out with all of them, hadn't thought about Grandma in a long time....East Bay Dave, I think I know you from the AFM as well....hmmmm.

See If Petey can figure out whop I am from this pic....I don't have anything from the 80s's on this computer. This is an AFM ad from 91 or 92 I think...
Cal Rayborn III Pops into my head, but tht was a long time ago. I'll forward the pic to Padre and see if he remembers? (Since the loser won't create a BARF account.)

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Peter Wensloff was the greatest racer ever. Dude's a squid!He was always nice, approachable, and just a sweet polite stand up guy. Well, maybe he's sum of that?

His Grandmother was well known at the tracks all over the USA. SHe traveled with Peter and sponsered him. She always made lunches for everyone. And if someone was hotel-less or homeless, she gave them a place to sleep.

She past away last year at 82 years of age. She was still walking a mile a day and loving Peter as his #1 fan.
Hey Sunshine, wut up girl? Long time no see. Ya still got that little Harley Thang? Hummer wuz it?

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I too remember her... very cool lady.

Godspeed Frances Hope we all get ta live as full a life as she.

Pretty special to have a Grandmothers support. Mine used to come out a lot too.. allowed me and my boys to hang at her place, make us food and share some good times. Miss her greatly.
That's funny, I don't remember eat'in cold cuts outta her trunk?
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:17 PM   #168
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wow..I didnt know Wade did IOM..knew him when he was a youngster..
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:50 AM   #169
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wow..I didnt know Wade did IOM..knew him when he was a youngster..
He did IOM many times IIRC...
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Zombies! I met Dwayne Chung yesterday at Metcalf. I parked next to him. Good guy.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:51 AM   #172
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Zombies! I met Dwayne Chung yesterday at Metcalf. I parked next to him. Good guy.
I remember those classic Deveau/Chung melees, where one or both of them ended up on the ground in T2 on the outlap more than once.
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They were awesome races for sure. I remember Cycle Gear w/ Chung having the first sort of big AFM presence and being so impressed by it. Dwayne is a super nice dude for sure. Always cool to catch up with him.
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(w/me in pic! Rob Hardy photo)
Me and my buddy Craig Seher started riding this year. I remember I started at the back as a novice first race in 600 Super Street...huge grid back in the day...I worked my way up to 9th on street tires and a bone stock 500. It wasn't slow, but lacked the set-up of the experts on well sorted 600 ninja's etc. My buddy started in the open production on a bone stock ninja 900 with Metzler ME33 lazer's...remember those. Decent street tires, but they ultimately let him down in the old turn one as he was turning up towards turn two still on the gas I think or maybe he shut throttle and the lean angle with the new load on the tire was all she wrote (probably 115-120mph). He was up to 3rd when this happened and was faster than the leader and closing quickly. I'm not sure if he would have caught him, but he was making a pretty good statement in his first race. I went on to race him in 750 production and modified production...beating him regularly. The good old days hey Dave.
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Me and my buddy Craig Seher started riding this year. I remember I started at the back as a novice first race in 600 Super Street...huge grid back in the day...I worked my way up to 9th on street tires and a bone stock 500. It wasn't slow, but lacked the set-up of the experts on well sorted 600 ninja's etc. My buddy started in the open production on a bone stock ninja 900 with Metzler ME33 lazer's...remember those. Decent street tires, but they ultimately let him down in the old turn one as he was turning up towards turn two still on the gas I think or maybe he shut throttle and the lean angle with the new load on the tire was all she wrote (probably 115-120mph). He was up to 3rd when this happened and was faster than the leader and closing quickly. I'm not sure if he would have caught him, but he was making a pretty good statement in his first race. I went on to race him in 750 production and modified production...beating him regularly. The good old days hey Dave.
Oh yeah, they sure were. I hope your bud wasn't injured, Turn 1 was not the place to get off, nor is it now w/all the new K-walls.

I think that photo was kind of a "goodbye" to me f/the AFM after 8 seasons. I got hurt & totaled bike in July-84', & by start of 85' it became clear I couldn't come back due to finances. I was all-better by then, but lost the decade+ long good paying job, = so I could no longer swing racing. N0 $ = no racing...(sigh)....

That pic was kinda touching....
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