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Just wanted to congratulate Brian Cates on winning the Mid Atlantic RP Performance Spec Miata series. Brian had a great season but had to wait until the last race to clinch the championship. We would like to thank all of the drivers this year and hope to see even a larger turn out next season for the series. I also want to thank Kim and Alex Ratcliff for all that they have done for the series.

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Bret de PedroRP PerformanceRentals,construction,track supportwww.rpperformanceracing.com2005 MARRS ITA Champion1st place Summit point 12 hour 2004,2005,20061st place SSM Summit Point 12 hour2007,20081st, 2nd place NE 2006

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Congrats Brian!

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Congratulations Brian....I know you worked hard for this....

Way to wheel it man!!!

Z [thumbsup]

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Congratulations old man. Way to show the boys how to race.

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Congrats Brian...way to keep the young guns in check....lol

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Congrats Brian, now we need to make sure "Free Candy" wins the teen challenge next year! [Big Grin]

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Way to go Brian....nothing like having it come down to the last race to make it that much sweeter. A big congrats to you....very happy for you.

Ken
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Way to go Brian. Congrats on the Championship. Well done. Talk to you soon.

mat

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Awesome job! Great racing with you this year!

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quote:
Originally posted by Z73:
Way to go Brian....nothing like having it come down to the last race to make it that much sweeter. A big congrats to you....very happy for you.

Ken
#73

Hey Ken he almost did like you. You guys make me nervous.

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Bret de PedroRP PerformanceRentals,construction,track supportwww.rpperformanceracing.com2005 MARRS ITA Champion1st place Summit point 12 hour 2004,2005,20061st place SSM Summit Point 12 hour2007,20081st, 2nd place NE 2006

Bob Thornton - Race Engineering Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
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Congrats Brian great job. lots moore to come. [thumbsup]

We at Race Engineering thank Yoy for choosing us.

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Great Job!

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quote:
Originally posted by Bob Thornton - Race Engineering:
Congrats Brian great job. lots moore to come. [thumbsup]

We at Race Engineering thank Yoy for choosing us.

Bob has been hitting the jar early today [rolling on floor laughin]

Congrats Brian!
Howard

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Way to hang in there and get the Championship! Congrats!

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Congrats Old Man!

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Congratulations Brian! I had a great time racing with you and Devin this year.For an Old Guy, you are DAM GOOD! [Big Grin] Have a great off-season, and I look forward to racing with you in 09!

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Well done Brian - look forward to seeing you on the track in 2009

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I heard he passed some guy named Timo on the last turn of the last lap and Ryan could not believe it! lol

Congrats Dad

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Here is a photo of Brian accepting the check. Notice the placement of Brian's hand.

http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr166/RPPerformance/cates.jpg

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Bret de PedroRP PerformanceRentals,construction,track supportwww.rpperformanceracing.com2005 MARRS ITA Champion1st place Summit point 12 hour 2004,2005,20061st place SSM Summit Point 12 hour2007,20081st, 2nd place NE 2006

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great pic Brian

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The old man had stiff competition from a myriad of very talented, young drivers - but held his own to score the championship.

A BIG congRATs to RP Performance who showed themselves this year to be THE top Spec Miata team in the Mid-Atlantic by adding this championship to the SCCA DC Region MARRS SM championship.

CongRATulations to Brian and all of the drivers who came out and raced NASA Mid-Atlantic and shared in the $4,300 of total cash prize money available to the series this year (not including Toyo Dollars and Mazda contingencies).

Also, I would be remiss not to mention Ryan Ellis and Dean Copeland who raced exceptionally well this year. Ryan scored 7 podium finishes including his first Spec Miata win. Dean racked up 9 podium finishes with an impressive 7 wins. Unfortunate DQ's for the pair proved to cost them the championship.


FINAL STANDINGS
Top 10

Brian Cates
Ryan Ellis
Dean Copeland
Devin Cates
Sam Barnett
Michelle Shriver
Adam Molaver
Doug Griles
Joe Benton
Jimmy Myers

Last, but certainly not least, THANK YOU to our series sponsors without whom all this would not be possible: RP Performance, Carbotech Performance Brakes, Olsinvest Financial, King RAT Motorsports and WBR Racing Graphics. Also, a big thanks to Chris Cobetto at NASA Mid-Atlantic for giving us a place to play and making it so much fun!

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Round 1 - Brian Billey
Round 2 - Mark Neal
Round 3 - Mike Rossini
Round 4 - Tony Senese
Round 5 - Bill Pearson
Round 6 - Michael Schwarz
Round 7 - Bret dePedro
Round 8 - Rob Morris

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Congrats, Mr. Cates

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Here is the photo referenced above...

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Congratulations Brian.

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Congrats! Way to make 'em squirm until the final race! [Smile]

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Wow, thanks everyone.

I'm sure you guys know how long winded my posts can get. Well I really did it this time. I just spent the last hour and a half thanking Mazda, NASA and everyone who posted. I went so far as to come up with a cute little response to everyone.

I hit "Add Reply" and guess what, it said I exceeded the maximum number of characters allowed. [banghead]

It said hit your "Browser back button" which I did and all I got was a blank screen!!!

Hour and a half, down the drain, can't even remember what I said but trust me, you would all be smiling [thumbsup]

OK, I learned my lesson, can I please get my post back? [help]

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Hottest chick in that picture is on the far right... 'its good to be the King'

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Congrats, Brian

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Way to go Brian!

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Congratulations!

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quote:
Originally posted by Brian Cates:
Wow, thanks everyone.

I'm sure you guys know how long winded my posts can get. Well I really did it this time. I just spent the last hour and a half thanking Mazda, NASA and everyone who posted. I went so far as to come up with a cute little response to everyone.

I hit "Add Reply" and guess what, it said I exceeded the maximum number of characters allowed. [banghead]

It said hit your "Browser back button" which I did and all I got was a blank screen!!!

Hour and a half, down the drain, can't even remember what I said but trust me, you would all be smiling [thumbsup]

OK, I learned my lesson, can I please get my post back? [help]

I hate when that happens!!!

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