Quote Originally Posted by seeroy View Post
Matt - Thanks for your kind words and for putting this out there. What Rich Luhrs did not mention is, that from the very inception of OFF, he has always been a complete supporter of our event. There have been times when we wondered just what we were doing, and his encouragement helped to lead us in the right direction. In this article, he absolutely "nailed" exactly what OFF is all about. Along with Rich, there have been others that have always been there for us when we needed them. Certainly Brownie, Butch Stokes, Billy Seebold, the entire Jackie Wilson Family, Charlie Wolff, Nick Scafidi, Charlie McCarthy, John Haggin and Dennis Withkowski all stepped up to the plate in times of need. It is appropriate that the first photo in Rich's article included Scotty Begovich with the "Three Amigos". Quite simply, OFF would not have gotten off of the ground without Scotty and the entire Geico Race Team. It is always risky naming people that have made OFF happen. No doubt, when I go back and look at our history, I will realize that I have made a terrible omission. From the very beginning, I have said that OFF is about the people. I stand wholeheartedly behind that statement, and I think I speak for Jim and Cadillac, when I state that the true success has been all of the people and their families that had faith in us and gave their own time, effort, and resources in order to attend!!! It is with a sense of humble pride (if there is such a thing) when I say Thank You and Best Regards to All OFFs - Steve Sirois

First, you're welcome. Second, it wasn't my pleasure to publish this, it was my privilege.

If there's any way I can be there next year, I will.