Packy Stowell Benefit Run at Crozet
February 11, 2006
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It was yet another great day at Crozet and this time it was for a good cause. All the money
taken in was given to the Stowell family to help pay medical bills for their son, Patrick.
So, a special thanks is in order.
Thank you Chris and Heather for the use of your park and the donation of the entrance fees. Y'all are always great hosts.
Thanks to Randy Woods for his donations for the raffle. Also thanks to whoever it was that sold his raffle winnings and donated that money.
Also, thanks to Tom at FlexonThis.com for the raffle donations and putting together the shirts.
We made the drive down in an impressive three hours. The only downside was that I took a rock to my windshield from my tailgating Jimmy. It sucked,
but it also gave me a strange feeling like I was now immune to all trail breakage because I had made a sacrifice of my windshield to the Gods
It started snowing as we were about an hour from the park and steadily picked up. This made for some slippery conditions, but the general
thought was that it made the trails easier.
Our group was interesting as we were led by a bone stock Zuk on car tires with what seemed like an inch of ground clearance. We also had a stock
Rover with us. Neither of them lasted the whole day.
We wheeled all day and stuck around for the raffle. With the carnage Gods happy, I made it out unscathed. Jimmy was not so lucky
as he bent his lower front control arm damn near in half. The only other carnage in our group was the fuel delivery problem that sent
Chris and his Zuk home, but not before he managed to keep up with us the rest of the day. Chris and his girlfriend deserve some respect for
getting that thing up the driveway, not to mention running the trails.
The hard part was not the wheeling but the drive home. The snow had picked up and the roads were not only covered, but getting worse.
Jimmy and I had no trouble as long as we went slow, but the other traffic was enough to scare me. There were cars spun out everywhere
and it was a big ordeal everytime we had to pass a car that had no business being out in that weather. I think we left the park at about
five o'clock and, even though we did stop for air and a bite at Dairy Queen, didn't make it home until close to Midnight.
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