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As most of you know I am on my way to a full recovery/cure from leukemia....and because of the medication I am taking I must stay out of the sun.

Friday morning I went to Michigan International Speedway to watch the CART teams practice for today's 500 mile race (ABC at 1:30pm EST).
The day was hot & humid with no clouds in sight and I was miserable, but yet wanted to watch the action from the pit lane, so I bought a pit pass and soon realized how bad of a risk I was taking. So, I walked into CART's office at the track and politely asked for a courtesy pass for one of the luxury air-conditioned suites above pit lane. Fully expected to be denied my request, but I was pleasantly surprised when, after explaining my situation, I was given a VIP pass to CART's suite for Friday's practice! Talk about kewl!
Long story short: Spent the day inside the suite, with food, beverages, coffee, etc available for all the guests, and since it was two days before the race the only other people with me were two gracious and super friendly (ie: pretty!) hostess's! Later in the day a young lady and her son joined us for lunch...I later learned that was Mrs. Heitzler and her son (CEO of CART)! Kewl again!
After the 2nd practice session I was just about to thank my hostess and head home, when another lovely young lady walked in and asked me if I wanted a ride on the 2 mile banked oval in one of the PPG pace cars!
Are you kidding? Of course Zippy wants to!
So we get a ride in one of the VIP's golf cart to the pace car staging area, and they put he in front of the line (sun sensitivity recognized by my hostess...thanks Alexis)!
I get strapped in the passenger seat of the blue NSX and off we go....80, 90, 100, 110, 120, and head down the main straightaway at 121 mph! Two laps of pure heaven for the 'ol Zipster and I am simply over joyed by this rare opportunity of hi-speed fun compliments of the great people of PPG, CART and worldcom.com.

A very sincere thanks to all involved in making this day one to always remember!

Zippy /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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If you think the ole Zip sounds excited now, you should have heard him when I talked to him on the phone on Friday night!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif

Congrats Zippy!! It couldn't have happened to a better guy!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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...and that is what life is all about.
 

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Zippy,

Cool, I saw the CART race today; pretty amazing you were zipping around the track yourself earlier in the week. Congrats>>
 

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Must be that nice face you have !

You've got horseshoes up your a s s !
 

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Congrats Zippy,

Truely a once in a lifetime opportunity. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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Way to go Zippy! I'm happy for you. Now just make your way to Road America and work that same magic /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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Zippy, it couldn't have happened to a nicer, more deserving guy. Zapper, roflmao. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif Zippy does have a nice face, but I don't know about the horse shoes up his a$$.
 

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hey zip does mrs. zip know about the sweet
young things? sounds like you had one great day and that the cart people are a nice
group.
 

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Very /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif
Sometimes the best things in life happen when you least expect it. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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Z06vette:

Yes, I told her everything about my fun day at the track! I took pics and will try to post them here after I get them developed.
 
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