Topic: The 2017 Fray In Ferndale
NASTE assembled a five member Oregon Team for the 2017 Fray in Fernadale led by team captain Dave Smith. Other members included Monte Saager, Mike Leech of Bend, Anthony Schoepflin, and myself. The Fray organizer Richard Phillis introduced us to Mike Leech who is a veteran of Fray races and thanks to Mike we had some quality and competitive cars to race. Mike let us race his cars in almost all the races, thank you Mike!
The Fray in ferndale is not new to Dave Smith and I, but my previous visit was under somewhat sketching circumstances....( a whole 'nother story!)....Dave and I had realistic expectations and goals!
I arrived Wenesday afternoon during practice. This is where and how I found Dave upon arrival, hard at work on the workbench!
When I arrived it was open practice and you had the chance to practice on any of the tracks. It was during these practice sessions I came to the realization that my cars were definitely NOT competitive.
A little later in the day Monte and Victoria arrived. The closest thing we got to any kind of award or trophy was the empty Pepsi bottle in Dave's hand (how symbolic!)!