Originally posted by PWRBOATTOURS
Rich - I do thank you for debating this topic with me like a gentleman. I still stand by the fact that our modern APBA Offshore Racers are spending less money, receiving bigger purses and competiting on a level playing field. The facts are that many race teams are joining APBA Offshore in 2003 that have previously raced in other series , it's all over this board. I support APBA Offshore and those that don't can go play in somebody else's sand box - Brian Hollis
For the record......... I respect your efforts and I have watched you race for some time now. I believe that you could , in fact, compete at the highest levels if given the opportunity and budget............. But, that would also require time and more experience........ something the big names (Joey, Jerry, Johnny, and Stevie --- Curtis) already have invested. I know for a fact that all of the top guys have sacrificed greatly to "earn their bones".......and it shows in the results.
I am loyal to APBA, as you are, but I lost my pollyanna views years ago. .......
This is also a function of time.....and experience.
Both APBA and SBI have blindly loyal followers and that is the biggest problem, because it demands no accountability from either leadership group............. and none is given.