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Drago Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
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The SMAC would like to welcome Dan Tiley as our newest member. For those that don't know Dan, he is a Ford Engineer that works at Richard Petty Motorsports as well as races in SM. I think his knowledge and expertise will be a great addition.

The SMAC would also like to thank Tom Fowler for 6 plus years of dedicated service. While Tom will no longer be an active member in 2011, he will continue to work with SMAC and his opinions and advice be called upon when needed from time to time.

Thanks guys
Jim

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Jim Drago
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Dan, Thanks for volunteering and welcome to the frying pan. Also I would like to apologize in advance; I am a bit of an a-hole.

Tom, thanks for your service!

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William Keeling a.k.a. Willie the Tard

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Tom THANK YOU, Dan, get ready for the ride of your life.

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Glenn
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Damn. I like Tiley. But now I'll have to learn to hate him? Seriously Dan, thanks for stepping up -and thanks to all the SMAC menbers (to include Tom Fowler) for thier largely overlooked and oft criticized efforts.
Rick

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Many thanks Tom! I don't think a lot of people understand that the class IS in much better shape now than in the past, and that is directly attributable to the tireless efforts of the SMAC. I know most of the time it seemed like a thankless job, but in the long run you DID make a difference.

-bw

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Bruce Wilson
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Tom
much respect to you for your contribution to our class.

Dan
congrats on your new position. I know youare committed to the long term future of SM. Hope you have thick skin!!!

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Danny
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Thanks Tom and good luck Dan!

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Paul McLester

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Smell the roses Tom, STL and SM5 kind..... THANKS!

Dan, quit now before the first call......

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Jim Daniels

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Another reason to dislike Tiley besides kicking our butts at the 13 hour...... [Big Grin]

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quote:
Another reason to dislike Tiley besides kicking our butts at the 13 hour
Geese Alan if that was the standard you would dislike everybody [duck] [rolling on floor laughin]

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Glenn
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quote:
Originally posted by JIM DANIELS:


Dan, quit now before the first call......

SHHHHH!!!! [Big Grin]

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Dan...you suck!....oh not yet...okay...I'll wait... [Smile]

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Kim

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Thanks alot everyone for the warm welcome.... I think. [help]

I'm looking forward to becoming part of the SMAC team. If you're looking for me, I should be easy to find in my new, permanently attached t-shirt:

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READY... FIRE... AIM!!!!!!

Looking forward to a great 2011 racing season!

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Dan Tiley

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Dear Invisible God,

In my last prayer you apparently got Fowler confused with Collins. I know, I probably screwed up the translation into Hebrew, but you should have either known that and compensated automatically, or my mistake was your will and you meant for me to do it in the first place.

Anyway, please re-review my prayer and reconsider. I know you have that whole "works in mysterious ways" reputation to uphold, but this is unacceptable.

Thank you in advance,

Dwayne Hoover

P.S. Tiley probably sucks, but let's give it a couple weeks before we commit to that for sure. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by Dwayne Hoover:
Dear Invisible God,

In my last prayer you apparently got Fowler confused with Collins. I know, I probably screwed up the translation into Hebrew, but you should have either known that and compensated automatically, or my mistake was your will and you meant for me to do it in the first place.

Anyway, please re-review my prayer and reconsider. I know you have that whole "works in mysterious ways" reputation to uphold, but this is unacceptable.

Thank you in advance,

Dwayne Hoover

P.S. Tiley probably sucks, but let's give it a couple weeks before we commit to that for sure. [Big Grin]

Dear baby Jesus...
That may be the funiest thing I have ever read [burst] [Big Grin]

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Jim Drago
East Street Auto Salvage
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It only took Tom 6 years to come to his senses? Wow!!

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Dan Tiley Verified Driver Series Champ
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quote:
Originally posted by Dwayne Hoover:

P.S. Tiley probably sucks, but let's give it a couple weeks before we commit to that for sure. [Big Grin]

You're right, Hoover. Tiley definitely sucks.

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[duck] I've been hangin' on to this photo for just the right occasion [duck]

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Dan Tiley

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Looks like the entire field is about to lap you.

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quote:
Looks like the entire field is about to lap you
Now thats funny [rolling on floor laughin]

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Glenn
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quote:
Originally posted by Dwayne Hoover:
Dear Invisible God,

In my last prayer you apparently got Fowler confused with Collins. I know, I probably screwed up the translation into Hebrew, but you should have either known that and compensated automatically, or my mistake was your will and you meant for me to do it in the first place.

Anyway, please re-review my prayer and reconsider. I know you have that whole "works in mysterious ways" reputation to uphold, but this is unacceptable.

Thank you in advance,

Dwayne Hoover

P.S. Tiley probably sucks, but let's give it a couple weeks before we commit to that for sure. [Big Grin]

That is one person I have never been confused with even by the big guy. PS Dan start selling SM parts, the masses will support you even more.

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-Tom Fowler-
OPM Autosports / SMAC MEMBER
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Dan Tiley Verified Driver Series Champ
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quote:
Originally posted by Glenn:
quote:
Looks like the entire field is about to lap you
Now thats funny [rolling on floor laughin]
Damn.... Backfire!! [flamed]

... and his tenure in the SMAC begins.

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Dan Tiley

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That's the only time I've seen Bennett behind you...
Jump the start did we?? [shame]

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Charlie Campbell
Race Engineering
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quote:
Originally posted by soupy:
That's the only time I've seen Bennett behind you...
Jump the start did we?? [shame]

Now, now, Charlie, let's put our "Jump to Conclusions" mat aside... we were a dead heat on the start until he missed the 3-4 shift and bottled up the field allowing me to get a early gap. He put on the typical Bennett-esque whoopass show in the other two races of the weekend.

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Dan Tiley

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I used to like talking to Dan, guess I gotta keep my mouth shut around him now. On the upside for everybody else, there's a seat available in our 13 hour car next year!!

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Steve and Becca Bertok
#90 SM 2008/2009 Carolina Cup Pro Series SM champions.
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Dan Tiley Verified Driver Series Champ
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Is this hazing???

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quote:
Originally posted by Dan Tiley:
Is this hazing???

Wait until the generation of your new car starts winning, then you will see hazing!

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Jim Drago
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quote:
Wait until the generation of your new car starts winning, then you will see hazing
I thought Dan just borrowed cars, good plan as long as you can get away with it [duck]

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Glenn
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Apparently it was his secret investigative plan, since he rode a 1.6, a 99 and even an 01 to race wins this year. Good thing I kept him outta my early 1.8 car so I have SOMETHING to work with. Sneaky guy, he is.

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Hey Fiero Junky!

Congrats on the SMAC gig! Not to take anything away from the guys who have already donated countless hours of their time and energy (much appreciated), but it's cool to actually know someone on the committee who (whom?) I can bitch at, directly [Big Grin]

Knowing Dan's background and experience I think he will bring a new perpective to the SMAC and will only have a positive affect.

P.S. Can I borrow your grinder again? I need to rotate my tires. [burst]

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Jeff Thompson
SM #16 - Detroit Region
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quote:
Originally posted by Dan Tiley:
quote:
Originally posted by Dwayne Hoover:

P.S. Tiley probably sucks, but let's give it a couple weeks before we commit to that for sure. [Big Grin]

You're right, Hoover. Tiley definitely sucks.

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[duck] I've been hangin' on to this photo for just the right occasion [duck]

The 33 car looks like a professional back marker. Notice how he pinches the exit to let the faster lapping cars pass by easily.

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quote:
Originally posted by ToddW:
The 33 car looks like a professional back marker. Notice how he pinches the exit to let the faster lapping cars pass by easily.

You can almost see the "point by" out driver's left to let the 11 through. Very courteous! [thumbsup]

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Dan Tiley

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Dan Tiley Verified Driver Series Champ
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quote:
Originally posted by JST #16:
P.S. Can I borrow your grinder again? I need to rotate my tires. [burst]

For reference... here's what Jeff's tire rotations look like:

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Thanks for the kind words pal... it's been a tough crowd so far!

PS... can I borrow your car??? [Wink]

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Damn,

I have to start watching this forum more often - there were way too many "drive by shootings" of Dan I missed.

I'll just say "Thanks for stepping up", and save the criticism for later.

Also, thanks to Tom for your years of service. And on a personal note - thanks for giving me ideas of what to look for when my street Miata died at the Runoffs. Eventually, I got it running and made it home.

Jerry

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what should i say

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quote:
Originally posted by Dan Tiley:
Is this hazing???

You think this is hazing? Wait till you see what we've got planned for you at the track! [rolling on floor laughin] [rolling on floor laughin] [rolling on floor laughin]

Congrats, Dan

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Dan Tiley

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quote:
Originally posted by Dan Tiley:
quote:
Originally posted by Dwayne Hoover:

P.S. Tiley probably sucks, but let's give it a couple weeks before we commit to that for sure. [Big Grin]

You're right, Hoover. Tiley definitely sucks.

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[duck] I've been hangin' on to this photo for just the right occasion [duck]

Hmmmm. Am I just about to pass Bennett and then roar past that ugly charcoal colored '96 sporting an ugly bird decal on the hood?
Rick

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Hmmmm. Am I just about to pass Bennett and then roar past that ugly charcoal colored '96 sporting an ugly bird decal on the hood?
Yes, right up until the point you wake-up. [Big Grin] [Razz]

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quote:
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quote:
Hmmmm. Am I just about to pass Bennett and then roar past that ugly charcoal colored '96 sporting an ugly bird decal on the hood?
Yes, right up until the point you wake-up. [Big Grin] [Razz]
Oh how the truth hurts. I kinda lost sight of the back of Bennett's car by the checkered. Dreams are nice though.
Rick

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You know I'm teasing Rick - You keep getting faster and you'll be on Bennett's bumper next year.

   

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