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Old 08-08-2009, 11:47 PM
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At SBI today, Miss Geico broke off a part, maybe called a tunnel flap, and it went up into the support for the rudder.

So my kid goes up to the guys and asks if they need a vacuum pump for fixing the glass. What they needed was a 3/8" thick 5056 aluminum flap part 36" wide cut out, bent, and welded. So he offers to make it. He drove back to Baroda, opened the shop, made the part. He's heading back to Michigan City now to bring it to them now.

That's cool, my 21 year old kid is helping Miss Geico run tomorrow.

BTW - if anybody needs an awesome fabricator, my kid is a perfectionist. He likes making one-off pieces. Hopefully somebody from Geico will give him a plug here. He really wants to get into High Performance racing in a big way.

Great to hear that there are still good people out there, willing to go the extra mile to help someone out and to make sure that Miss Geico can race tomorrow and put another great show on for all the race fans who have come to watch her and all the others race. I hope he gets some business/recognition for his efforts and there is always a need for talented and most importantly good people in the High Performance Industry.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:20 AM
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I met Waybomb's kid.....very very tallented machinist/fabricator and have seen some of the stuff he has made....and he's only 21 years old!!!
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I was talking with Randy Scism and asked if he had people there to fix the Geico boat. He looked at me and said what happened?..........
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:45 AM
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Hey everyone I'm waybombs kid. My good buddy Chris Spitale and I helped the team until 3:00 in the Morn! The boat will race tomorrow.. BTW Pops its T6 6061 with a thickness of .250 I just wanted to give The team MAD PROPS! They are very nice people to work with and all I can say is good things about them!
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:48 AM
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1/4" T6... I used to make skid plates out of that
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:54 AM
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I was talking with Randy Scism and asked if he had people there to fix the Geico boat. He looked at me and said what happened?..........
I doubt it since they are running the Mystic now and not the MTI.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:16 PM
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I doubt it since they are running the Mystic now and not the MTI.
Are they Sean? I have seen them test the Mystic but all the race shots I saw this season had still the MTI most of the time.

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Old 08-09-2009, 01:22 PM
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Sarasota 09 July 3 to 5th

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Old 08-09-2009, 02:14 PM
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This weekend was supposed to be the debut of the Mystic...
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Are they Sean? I have seen them test the Mystic but all the race shots I saw this season had still the MTI most of the time.

Sarasota was scheduled to be the last race for the MTI. If they want to keep up with the other Mystics, they are gonna have to run theirs.

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