Car #: 54!
Year : 90' Posts: 1907
As most of you know I took this past season off due to financial reasons and to focus on school. Well, with the financial situation continuing and no racing in the near future I have decided to peruse another dream of mine, a dream that will undoubtedly help me in my quest to find a good career in life, the Military and Medicine. I have enlisted in the U.S. Army as a 68W Health Care Specialist ("Combat Medic") for 4 years. I leave for basic in May to Fort Jackson, SC and then on to Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam, Texas. The center of Military medicine.
I wanted to thank everyone in the Spec Miata community for making me feel welcome when I first joined a few ago, and for not being to hard on me when I made some rookie mistakes . The SM crowd is truly like a family. Thank you.
I'll be around from time to time, and will attempt to make a few of next seasons races as a spectator. Maybe even get one last drive myself in..
Racing isn't over in my mind, just put on hold. Hopefully one day I will be able to keep on hitting those apex's!
- Sean Allen
P.S. I suppose I should sell my Spec Miata now... expect that in the classifieds at some point.
Car #: 90
Year : 91 Posts: 459
If ya feel the need to hang around some cars or peeps during basic, we're right over by the Columbia airport, feel free to stop by!
-------------------- Steve and Becca Bertok #90 SM 2008/2009 Carolina Cup Pro Series SM champions. 2010 VIR 13 hour enduro victorious! www.panicmotorsports.com Need a salvage Miata part? We've got that!
Car #: 97
Year : 1991 Posts: 602
quote:Originally posted by Sean Allen: I have enlisted in the U.S. Army as a 68W Health Care Specialist ("Combat Medic") for 4 years. I leave for basic in May to Fort Jackson, SC and then on to Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam, Texas. The center of Military medicine.
Thank You. We'll look forward to you coming back and joining the racing again
Region: San Francisco
Car #: 44
Year : 1991 Posts: 35
I wish you all the best, Sean.
Loose Member '09 & '10 Great Lakes Regional Points Champion
Region: Cincinnati Great Lakes
Car #: 60
Year : 1990 Posts: 1487
Sean: You won't be sorry. This experience will be will be life altering and uplifting. You will never be the same and you will be a better citizen for the effort. Thanks for your service. Rick P.S. Hands down the toughest person I ever knew was an Army medic. It takes a special talent and inner strength.
-------------------- Fortune Cookie Racing SM 60 Directions for use: Race, Rumple, Repair ... Repeat!
What Qik Nip said...and I'll add that you'll be racing again before you know it. Thank you for your service. I've had a pretty good life for a 38 year old but I wish I could have spent some time in one of the branches like my dad did.
I acutally went to Ft. Sam Houston several times with the Boy Scouts when I was a kid. We hiked the San Antonio Mission trail and the Army was gracious enough to let us stay in the barracks each time. Not sure if that's allowable post 9/11 but it was a great time.
Good luck and have fun learning and growing!
-------------------- Steve Taake #5 SSB Mazda MX-5 Miatacage.Com/Mazdaspeed/Hoosier/Carbotech/Summit Racing/Pro Am Auto Accessories
Sean - Best of luck to you. I know it is difficult to walk away from racing, but you have the right attitude and have made a great decision that will benefit you for years to come. Hope to see you before you ship out. Have a great holiday!
Ft Jackson is where I did basic, weather is rather changeable that time of the year. You'll get to Sam Houston in the middle of HOT season. Don't assume you'll have weekends off, if they still have DI's and you are stuck with buddy frackers in your class they may have other things for ya.
-------------------- All this has happened before, and will happen again
Region: san francisco
Car #: 82
Year : 1990 Posts: 229
Sean, I'm not sure we've ever met, but since you're driving #54 you must be associated with my good buddy, the Evil Genius. John and I raced together a good many years. Anyway, I hung up my SM helmet a few years ago (did 2 years at what is now the "former" Russell Championship) and then picked up a camera, so all I'm shooting now is Canon. But once an SM'er, always an SM'er. I join all our SM community in wishing you the aboloute best in your endeavor. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
-------------------- David Kirsch [formerly] SM #82 [Now shooting Canon]