13 Comments on “WERA ‘10, Round 2: Grattan Raceway (Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This)”

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    Jeff Kovack wrote on 19 May, 2010, 2:55 PM

    leave it and focus on next round. it could have been worse ;)

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    Eddie wrote on 19 May, 2010, 3:24 PM

    Yes! Onto the next round! Brilliant! :)

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    Nick PIccolo wrote on 19 May, 2010, 3:46 PM

    Great read as always Eddie.

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    Aaron H. wrote on 19 May, 2010, 6:11 PM

    I feel your pain…..next round will be much better!!……. :)

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    Eddie wrote on 19 May, 2010, 6:16 PM

    Thanks Nick. And yes, Aaron! It will absolutely be better.

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    matt wrote on 19 May, 2010, 10:27 PM

    Well, where to begin? This weekend did leave quite a bit more to be desired, if I tried to state otherwise I would simply be blowing smoke. On that note, I’ll also pass on the motivational speeches – not because I am a pesimist, but because the right things are out there by the likes of so many strong supporters and team mates.

    On Sunday I was in the trailer with my brother after his second sprint, at this point we knew it was all uphill from there, only question was how far? However, Eric’s timing couldn’t have been better. His comments without getting into details, were a good reminder that the season was about so much more then round two at Grattan. It’s about being great at multiple tracks in variable conditions – something that I know Eddie will have a leg up on the competition in doing.

    As for what has been left behind, there are so many things to celebrate: this is about a season, not a weekend. That being said, finishing four or better in every race fits quite nicely with a first round like Eddie and Jeff got the team started on. Speaking of Jeff – how does one hit what essentially is a pot hole in 10a, bend two rims, blow a shock and still finish the race on podium? Congrats Jeff, you rode very well and represented the team beautifully. Fan support – this felt like one of the most quiet weekends at Grattan in regards to total attendance, yet our pits and the stands were filled with excitement and support! What an honnor to be a part of, we all can’t thank everyone enough.

    Lastly – camaraderie. Its an absolute joy being with all those affiliated with this team, we really do have a stand up crew and some great friends to go along. I was so happy and thankful to see my then, girlfriend, and now as of Monday, fiance Becky, welcomed with so many open arms. Arms so open that Becky now might actually appreciate and somehow, like a nickname she once despised; Reeba!!



    Notes: kov you are an exceptional talent, keep doing your thing man, I know we’ll all be saving your photos as our screen savers for many years to come.
    JB glad you rebounded and threw down a first, congrats.
    Fliss you handled the mic pretty good, aside from your personal mountain dew orders.
    Joe, Doug and Aaron keep teaching me more and more each time which is much appreciated. Besides, someones going to have to take on some of the precious riders needs. :-)

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    Eddie wrote on 20 May, 2010, 6:52 AM

    Hopefully you can make BeaveRun Matt. That’s another fun track. Fast speeds coming up onto the front straight as well.

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    Paul Rohan (Zepp) wrote on 21 May, 2010, 3:51 AM

    You will have those weekends Eddie where things just aren’t quite right. Just move on to the next round, forget about last weekend. You will be back with your “A” game next round.

    When things aren’t going right and you still manage to be in the top four, that’s not too shabby.

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    Eddie wrote on 21 May, 2010, 6:56 AM

    Thanks Paul. Much appreciated.

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    Paw wrote on 21 May, 2010, 8:59 PM

    Talent, shmalent the only thing you ran out of was a platform you could work with. My bad.

    Glad you’re smart enough not to force it and end up in the weeds

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    Eddie wrote on 22 May, 2010, 9:03 PM

    Whatever old man. :)

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    Marsha (Mom) wrote on 23 May, 2010, 10:57 AM

    I am still amazed at what you (Eddie) have done with Witchkraft Racing, and one weekend where you didn’t place 1st or 2nd doesn’t change that. Every great athlete has a bad day or weekend. I am sure you will have your MOJO back by Beaver Run.

    A big shout out to the WERA racers. It is amazing to me, how everyone helps everyone. You are fierce competitors on the track, but if someone needs a part, even if they are racing against you, everyone helps out. Amazing sportsmanship!! I think we can all thank one of the original Team Witchkraft members, Chuck Seilnacht for paving the way in “Sportsmanship.” As someone once said, there is no “I” in the word TEAM.

    A major Thank You to everyone for helping Eddie and Jeff!

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    Eddie wrote on 23 May, 2010, 7:20 PM

    Whoa, you’re posting Mom … You said it, thanks.

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