Very true mpallyOriginally posted by mpally
Correct me if I am wrong, but can't a person sign up to run on Sunday? If this is the case, what is the problem with Miss Bud entering Sat. night? They entered this fair and they were the fastest. I don't see a problem.
the one thing I ahve a problem is they did not go through the process the same as everyone else.
Myself along with Waterfoul and many many more people were up in the milling pond waiting our turn to run.
This waiting was done a first come first served way.
When you showed up at the start boat you were givin a boat to run behind.
This was NOT done by Bud!
They spent countless time trying to get running for an exhibition run. Then they did ANOTHER exih. run.
Then they came back and annonced they were entering in the shootout to take the top gun speed away from Callan run over Barcardi. This was said repeatedly over the radio.
However, what Miss B did not do was wait in line BEHIND all of us that has been waiting. I know I waited 1 1/2 hours up theree after having first contact with the start boat. I know myself and can only assume alot of other boats was running low on gas and did not want to continue idling for so long. Or shutting down and starting up because of the water flow.
I know several people that signed up on Sunday for thier first run.
I know several people that signed up sunday for a second or third pass.
But they waited in line. Just like everyone except Miss Bud.
that is what chapps my hide!!
Money bought the show, money owns the business.
The shootout just became a business for Top Gun, not a showing pf personal best. Not a braggin right day. Not a way for locals and long distant travelers as myself to have a great time.
But it came down to a wasted Sunday waiting on one boat that took at least 1-2 hours of the day for themselves.
Could you imagine if one of the regulars was taking that much time? They would have been laughed off the course.
How many people were waiting at the end of the day to do thier run? A lot
JMHO Send my .02 this way