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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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Old 07-02-2013, 01:45 PM   #170
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Old 09-24-2017, 02:12 PM   #171
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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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Old 09-27-2017, 08:02 AM   #173
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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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Old 01-01-2018, 03:06 PM   #174
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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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Old 01-02-2018, 09:16 AM   #175
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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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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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ID:	528764Budman, The photo of Dwane getting rear ended brings back memories. I believe I was 4th in that race. Dwane was a fierce competitor but a really good person. Loved the 600 SS races. Always a HUGE field. Almost always 50+ starters. You really had to learn how to pass people in that class. We usually started lapping the backmarkers by lap 5 crazy! I never got a podium but I was super satisfied getting into the top 5 in that class.
The Pete Wenslof thread was fun. Pete ran my FZR1000 in one of the first bike races at Thunderhill. He got third behind Steve Rapp. He burned up the tires in practice and I couldn't afford another set. I think he could have won otherwise.
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Old 03-11-2021, 10:53 AM   #177
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Met up with several close friends at Sears Point (Sonoma). This group won a lot of races back in the day. Tom Montano, Chuck Sorenson, Dave Stanton, Jim Lubin. Attached some photos I scanned when we used to make the news.
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Dwayne! Do I remember some of those epic battles you had.
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Old 03-12-2021, 05:17 PM   #179
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We did have some battles back in the day;60-65 rider grids also.
The long story here is that while "the passer is responsible for a safe pass", Dave hit the binders early and left three feet on the outside (just for me). He then moved over while on the brakes. I was committed and tried to move to the inside but the back tire lifted. I was about to to a brake endo and didn't want to get tangled with the bike. This was the only time I was so out of shape that I decided to jump off. The bike was vertical and my body was about to hit Dave's. I actually rode Dave's bike back to the pits after the race. He was slightly injured but wanted to race it in the SuperStreet race. To this day he blames me and I blame him for moving over after committing to a line. We were friends then and still are. Lets just say it was a "racing incident"...
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Old 03-12-2021, 07:42 PM   #180
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Damn... I remember those photos.

A lot of good times and some challenging ones too.
Living the racing life sure rocked.
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