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CHIP VAN 01
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Fundraiser for Mark Pombo



Our fellow Spec Miata Competitor, Mark Pombo, has become one of the final 30 competitors in the Volkswagon TDI Cup. The VW TDI Cup is a televised competition offering the winner a full ride in a pro series.

To raise the money to cover the almost $50,000 dollars in fees, Mark plans to take out a $20,000 dollar student loan, drain his personal (and parents) assets and sell his Spec Miata. I for one would hate to see Mark have to sell his car and get out of Spec Miata racing, so now is our opportunity as a community, to help one of our own and prove that we have the best talent in racing. I personally believe Mark has the talent to win the series, therefore I am starting the fund with $1,000 dollars and I have commitments from many other Miata drivers ranging from $50 to $1,000. Any amount that can be contributed will help get our group recognized and keep Mark in the competition without giving up his Miata roots.

To learn more about Mark, his racing or the VW TDI Cup and to donate please visit http://www.PomboRacing.com.



Thanks,

Chip Van Vurst

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just wanted to say hey to mark i know you said hey on my post, but figured i could say hey on here and give this a bump and of course i will contribute to your racing:) you served same branch and did the suck so no prob from me, better win! lol take care bro!

Bill Vanderford Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
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Chip...First I'd like to say that it was great being around you and your guys at the Road Atlanta National, but I especially want to thank you for all you are doing to help defray the enormous costs being incurred by Mark and his family during this VW PDI Cup quest...Even Drago and the Memphis crowd has joined the efforts, and I'm sure all of the Pombo family is very appreciative...But, lets not stop..We still need to raise a lot more money for the cause...And Please, don't be ashamed if your donation is less than $20 bucks...It all builds in the end...Thanks again to all the Spec Miata guys, and hopefully eveyone here in the Southeast in NASA and SCCA will give...Bill Vanderford

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Could someone provide an address for those of us that don't use PayPal?

Thanks!

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Blake,

You should be doing it too. I am glad your not so I have a chance to win, but you have one more year of eligability left for next year. Thanks again...

4550 River Mans. Cove
Duluth, GA 30096

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Cates Engineering is pleased to announce that we we have signed on as a sponsor for the first 2 races for Mark Pombo for the VW TDI Cup.

We are very excited about this great opportunity and we wish Mark all the best in his future racing career. We all know Mark is a fantastic driver and we expect him to do well and showcase the driving talent in Spec Miata.

The Pombo family are all wonderful people and we look forward to seeing Mark carry on the winning tradition his brother Mat and father Pepe started.

Brian Cates,
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quote:
Originally posted by mark pombo:
Blake,

You should be doing it too. I am glad your not so I have a chance to win, but you have one more year of eligability left for next year. Thanks again...

4550 River Mans. Cove
Duluth, GA 30096

Mark,
They said something about being physically fit on the application, and I promptly closed it. LOL!

That is River Mans Cove right?

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That is correct Blake. All you guys are awesome. It is not too often in nature that people want to help the Runt of a litter, i.e my brother! He's a good kid and I thank all of you.

mat

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I just donated $50 USD on behalf of http://www.VaRacers.com

Hope that helps the effort. Not much...but we all know that every little bit helps. I made a post also to spread the word in the forums.

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I just kicked in a few bucks as well; even though you sent me into turn 12 backwards last month. [Eek!] I will help Chip spread the word at Daytona next week to see if we can get you more cash. Good luck

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Blake Clements Verified Driver Series Champ
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Pic from VIR. Looks like a neat series and setup!

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Hi all,

Found qualifying results for the Jetta Cup race. Thought I'd share.

http://www.media.vw.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=10316

Good luck to Mark!

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Here is the link to live timing for the VW Jetta race tomorrow at 4pm: 30 minute race with standing start

http://leaderboard.vfx.com/SCCA/VW/LiveTiming.asp

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Is that the Long Course at VIR?

2:14's for diesel powered racing sedans? That is a quick time for a clacker. [Eek!]

Good luck Mark in the race. [thumbsup]


Don

[ 04-27-2008, 02:10 PM: Message edited by: smtejas ]

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I was oh so close to attempting this venture but quickly realized how out-of-reach the funding aspect was... I'll definately help out a fellow youngster racer who loves it as much as me.

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Congrats to mark pombo on the inaugural tdi cup win!!!!!!Love the live timing

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WTG Mark!!! Did he pass 3 cars on the last lap for the win?

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It looked to me asif he led the last 2 laps but I have a hard time with this live timing stuff

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On line this looked like a very exciting race! I wish I was there to cheer Mark on in person instead of in front of the computer. Way to go Mark! I'm looking forward to a race report.
Debby

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WAY TO GO MARK!

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Mark....I never doubted you for a minute...!!! You are the absolute best in a car and in life...!!!

Your Friend,

Bill

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Looks like they all were pushing harder on the last lap and a tight finish. Five out of top six ran their fastest laps on the final lap. Looks like the first race and they are all learning the cars and my guess is they will get faster as the year goes on. Looking at the lap times alone, I would also guess Mark got 'em on race craft.

Congrats Mark.

Don

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Another spec miata youngster from the Rocky Mountain Region, Jimmy Underhill, also finished on the podium in third. Seems like our spec miata series is a great training ground for up and coming racers!

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http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/jetta-tdi-cup-mark-pombo-wins-inaugural-race/

Front page of SpeedTv.com [Smile]

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I just talked to Mark, he said there was A LOT of contact between the other cars! He said it made the '06 Runoffs look like a clean race!

Congrats Mark...way to play it smart and use all that great experience you got from racing in spec miata.

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Mark didn't have the fastest car or the fastest lap but still won. Congrats on an awesome win!

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quote:
Originally posted by DerekFSU:
Mark didn't have the fastest car or the fastest lap but still won. Congrats on an awesome win!

Aren't all the cars the same? [Smile]

Kind of like "Spec" Miata? [Smash] [rolling on floor laughin]

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Whut? You mean all Spec Miata's are not the same????

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We expect to have Mark on Shifting Gears on Racinboys.com on Wednesday night, 7 central. Call in # 888-883-6363

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know where they post full results? Finding any information about this series at all unless friends running in the series tell you is nearly impossible!

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Marc,

Go to http://www.media.vw.com and click on the newsrelease tab. VW's media dept. has been pretty quick with updates on qualifying and race results.

Neal

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Way to go Mark.Keep up the good work.

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"Cates Engineering" .... Brian Cates?
http://www.media.vw.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=10317

Congrats Mark! Tell us more.

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Great job mark! Just imagine how fast those Vdubs would be with RE power [Big Grin]

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Yes, Cates Engineering ... Brian Cates, a fellow specmiata racer helped me out with sponsorship, I appreciate his help what a great family. Hopefully Devon, his son, can do it next year.

The race was very very very eventful. It was a survival contest, and the podium were 3 specmiata drivers with no damage. There was a ton of very aggressive driving, patience paid off. I was in 2nd through 4th the entire race watching the leaders beat and bang. Very little room was left for cars in two wide situations. I figured a top 5 was better than crashing out, then the leaders took eachother out with 2 laps to go and handed over the win.

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Devin has had lots of practice with survival contests, so he should be ready for next year [duck]

Congrats Mark, and good luck for the season

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