Steve - I have to laugh when people talk of political b.s. then get right in the middle of it. I do not know why OL pulled out from Chicago, nor do I care. They still made an appearance at a charitable event and that is what it is all about. It was great to see them at the event.
When I talked to the Boyne people I got the same story as that above. They always try to be a different weekend than Smoke and have full intentions of avoiding Chicago next year. I consider these both local events and two great ones at that. I think this is best worked out between the two organizers and not on here. just my .02
It is my hope next year july will consist of smoke, chicago, boyne plus the st. clair race (each on a different wkend) - now THAT would be a schedule!!!!! I think I'm gonna need a spare everything!!!!
Congrats to both clubs for putting on two very fun, safe events!!!! Now quit being lazy and on next year!!!