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Old 06-02-2003, 10:19 AM
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Thumbs up Kudos to Steve Miklos!!!

Knowing Steve, doesn't surprise me one bit!
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APBA Offshore LLC and Certified Racing Equipment, Inc. had originally
scheduled to test equipment this weekend. Testing new equipment for future
consideration in the APBA Offshore classes is the job of CRE. Today's test
was for the GM Vortec engine and some outdrive skegs. The testing outing
was normal today just as hundreds of times before, except today would not be
just another test.

Upon arrival at the launch ramp, the test team found a water rescue in the
works. The EMTís were launching a rescue vessel for a Chicago tourist who
had severed a finger on Anclote Island, a small island a few miles offshore.
A quick glance at the rescue vessel was all that was required for Steve
Miklos, APBA Offshore Competition Director, to realize that their vessel was
not the optimal choice of boats with a 15-Knot wind blowing onshore. After a
quick discussion with an EMT, Miklos seated the rescuer in the throttle
position of the test boat. Throttling and steering from the helm position,
Miklos and the EMT reached the Island in just under six minutes through
three to five foot seas. The unidentified victim, a female on vacation, was
taken to the hospital along with her severed finger packed on ice in hopes
of a successfull surgical reattachment procedure.

Miklos commented "as a boat racer, when you see a rescue in the works, your
natural instinct is to help anyway you can". " I think when we saw the
emergency vehicles and our Jim Poplin STARS training just kicked into gear."
"We got involved with assisting in anyway possible" Miklos continued.

Steve Miklos is a 2002 and 2003 National and World Champion racer. "That
showed again today", commented Michael Allweiss, APBA Offshore LLC Chairman.
"APBA Offshore extends their prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery to the
injuried Florida visitor", Allwiess continued.

STARS is the famous rescue team that trains and protects all APBA Offshore
racers at their events throughtout the year.
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:31 AM
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Way to go Steve!!!
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:40 AM
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STEVE IS THE MAN!
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Old 06-02-2003, 11:07 AM
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Good job Seve! R-E-P-R-E-S-E-N-T-I-N-G
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Old 06-02-2003, 11:09 AM
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Did you expect anything less from him. Nice work Steve!

Bet that Medic had a ride he'll never forget.
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I'll bet that EMT will never forget that ride.
Way to Go STEVE!!!!!!
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Great job!
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Way to Go!!

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Great job!!! That is really neat!
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I am not surprised at all, Steve is that kind of guy and we are proud of him.
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