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Old 04-28-2003, 08:23 PM
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Dan, Please splain for us...

Granted the UIM (sanction-recognition?) makes APBA somewhat different, but in who's eyes? I don't care? But that's just me.

What does the UIM do for US racers? It makes the speed runs...legal...quantifiable...real???

If the LLC looses this and the APBA Detroit keeps it, is this enough for racers to leave the LLC in favor of following the UIM authorized club???

I guess if the LLC thought the UIM was important enough, they would have paid their APBA bills as per the agreement.
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Old 04-29-2003, 07:26 PM
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That I don't know, but I was told yesterday that Daytona did not count toward Hall of Champion points, which I'm assuming then it didn't count toward APBA High points either. If you ask APBA HQ the LLC is no longer authorized to use the APBA name. Of course that means that the racers are caught in limbo and have to figure out which direction to go on their own.

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I was told today that APBA decided to count Daytona because the racers didn't have enough notice of the LLC's contract being terminated. I'm not sure about future points though I would call Detroit to find out about that.

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Ron P I do not know. So this is just a question. How important is support from Mercury? It does seem LLC has been putting a little distance between itself and Mercury lately. What do you guys think?
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I think that Mercury is behind this whole thing. I think the Vortec deal really pissed them off and the Sterling deal was the last straw.

I also think the LLC could have paid the fees as per the signed license agreement and we wouldn't be here today.

I also don't see this being worked out and I highly doubt the APBA logo will be present in Marathon.
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OK so what is the relationship between Mercury and GMC. Would not Mercury have some clout as a big customer of GMC motor division? Or are the numbers in GM s terms just to small. Remember at one time mercury sold a lot of Ford motors. If this is between Mercury and GMC I think it will not be good for the sport. In my uninformed opinion GMC is here only for the short term. Mercury was always here for the long term. I am not picking sides, just my observation. And if this does not get worked out, where will Mercury go with their support?

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One only need to read the list of names on the board of directors to realize the problem...
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One only need to read the list of names on the board of directors to realize the problem...
Baja,

Please clerify your post, here is a list of the BOD. Please explain the problem you or others have with each.

Chairman: Charles D. Strang
VP: Don Allen, Sr.
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Michael Allweiss
Howard Anderson, Jr
Siegfried "Ziggy" Boettle
Ernie Dawe
Gary Garbrecht
Fred Hauenstein, Jr.
Robin Shane (Region Rep)
Mark Wheeler
Mike Wienandt (Category Rep)

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Sorry, I don't want to comment further other than to say that some members have special interests outside of the APBA and have relationships with some influential people in other arenas.
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Sorry, I don't want to comment further other than to say that some members have special interests outside of the APBA and have relationships with some influential people in other arenas.
?????????............ Seems to me that the "Conspiracy Theory" tactic failed for Hillary........and that dog won't hunt in this case either.

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Understood. One man's theory is another man's proof...
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