Thanks everyone for your thoughts & prayers. Bernie was a wonderful guy who had a ton of friends who loved him. Both him & his wife were so full of life - it's hard for all of us to believe he's gone. His best friend who also has a house in LOTO will be driving his boat during a moment of silence that we have planned sometime on Saturday. Rhubarb (one of the owners of Cottonwood) was also a very close friend of his. I really just wanted to let you all know about this so you would understand if people are in a more solem mood then what you might be expecting. His wife Shari is planning on being there for at least part of the races Sat. I am in the middle of putting together a slide show of pictures in his honor that we will run up at the marina this week-end. He was so looking forward to running his Challenger in the Shoot-out & I know will be there in spirit. I actually think he just wanted to see if his boat would go fast enough to outrun those other LOTO (cop)Challengers!
I'll be sure to pass on all your condolences to his wife.