RonP- UMMM yummy, maybe next time we can try popping the corn in truffle oil...ummm
MIKE--real smart--drag apba and yourself through the mud because of your ego--the ones who suffer won't be crouse--the sport and the fans/racers will suffer more--i'm sure alot of potential sponcers will be watching closely--their wallets that is--john
The shame of it is MA could have had it all. SBI was on the ropes, MA gave them life through his heavy handed handling of the Fountain, Robertson, Gilbreath deals. Add to this the controversies with the race sites, Sarasota, St. Pete etc. Now there is a law suit, which I am personally surprised is the first after all the innuendos and veiled threats to anyone that disagreed with him.
Now MA has to PROVE what Crouse said is wrong, and show he (MA) was right. Not an easy task.
Even many officers of APBA it's self are upset with him, but he has the contract. MA has even misses 5 board meetings in violation of the APBA by-laws this year. Why is he even on the board overseeing APBA if he can't take the time to join in a confrence call?
Even his new race sites look like a bust. I understand the insurance company will not cover the race in downtown Savannah. Hell the river's only about 800 feet wide there!
So is Savannah a go? Not unless he moves it offshore, about 5 miles away. So much for spectator friendly.
The concept MA and the APBA LLC came up with and worked for at the beginning was great. If done properly it could have been the next great motorsport,maybe.
My opinion is nothing good will come of this. Too bad for the sport.
Mr Offshore and Audio once again your thinking is correct this was not a well chosen battle for the APBA John C did his home work as usual Mitch
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UHOH, you would think being a lawyer and all Mike A would have his ducks in a row...time will tell, this is better than the OJ trial
Intimidation ? Only my opinion, don't sue!
Why would you think MikeA does not have his ducks in a row?
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