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Offline Kings Suck

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Drink one for Pat this year
« on: March 09, 2017, 09:16:54 PM »
The Pit Crew lost a good one:

PETRICK, George "Pat"

78, of St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully in his home on February 18, 2017. Pat is originally from Baltimore, but became a proud Floridian in 1964. He received dual bachelor's and master's degrees in Engineering from Drexel University. Pat was an accomplished aerospace engineer contributing to the development of rocket technology during NASA's early space exploration efforts, satellite communication technologies, and the fuel propulsion system for the F-22 Raptor. Pat was a vivacious and passionate man who enjoyed auto racing and boating. Some of Pat's fondest memories were made attending the 12 Hours of Sebring with his closest friends, two sons, and "The Pitcrew." In fact, he has attended every single race since 1953, a feat that brought him great pride. Pat was an avid boater and was often found on his boat, LeBateau, cruising the local waterways of Tampa Bay. His sprit lives on through his wife, Gail Grimes-Petrick; sons, Steve and PJ; Sister, Betty; and his beloved dog, Max. He will be sorely missed however his contributions and far extending influence on those around him persists. The family will be holding a private service.

You've only got to spend 5 minutes on to realize that, while many of them may be knowledgeable fans, this race is mostly a drinking binge with some noisy cars in the background... I'm kind of amazed (and disappointed) that track management doesn't do anything to try and go a bit more upmarket.--some douchebag

Offline Danimal

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Re: Drink one for Pat this year
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 10:29:31 AM »
Definitely gonna have to drink one for Pat next week.