Tuesday, July 17, 2007

except for that bank robbery a few years back...

I have to tell you the story about Mr. Good Sport Not So GOOD sport this weekend...
 
This weekend was the final round of the Yamaha Dealer Series...
Kieffer took a 1st/1st in one of his races and a 3rd/4th in his other...
So he podiumed in one of them for a 3rd overall in the series... Are you with me so far?  They take all the series finishes and then you get a series overall trophy...
 
So at the end of the day they have a BIG awards ceremony for the overall series finishes...
 
As we are walking to the ceremony Mr. Good Sport shakes Kieffers hand and says "Good Job" of course Mr. good Sport won the series...
I had noticed earlier MGS's Dad was drinking a Coors Light at 8 in the morning... well by now at 5pm he is so drunk he can hardly make complete sentences...
Sam says "good job on the starts, you holeshot almost all of them"
MGS's Dad says "Ya he did all but 1"
Then the people who are in the pitts next to Mr. GS yells "Cheater Bike..."coughs and names an after market parts company...
We just walk away pretending not to hear it... we had our suspicions all along but whatever...
When we are up at the ceremony... the Dad walks over to thge snack bar and orders another beer... This guy at the bar says something to the Dad like "I hope your going to bump him to the next level now... he has been sandbagging for 6 months" [sandbagging is staying in a lower level to get wins] MR. NSG's Dad says "What do you mean he has only had that bike for 6 months"  the guy says "Whatever I know you were racing up at Comp 395 6 months ago in the same class sandbagging"
 
Whoa... I was shocked at all the negative vibes people were throwing at them... Mr. NSG was hanging with me and Sam... I think he was really embarrassed his Dad was so drunk and all the stuff people were saying...
 
I would never want to be in that position ... reputation is everything in racing MX... Everyone knows everyone... get caught racing a cheater bike and everyone will think you are always racing a cheater bike...
 
One time at Nationals, this one kid got protested... [If you want to protest a kids bike you have to put up $500... they break down the bike if its not a cheater bike then they get to keep the $500... if it is... then they are out of the race and you can keep your $500 so you better be pretty sure it is one]
 
but for the rest of that kids time racing that is all anyone is going to remember...  Yikes I would want to die...
 
I think it sends the wrong message to your kid... "Hey son, I dont think your good enough so I am going to pay to make the bike faster... then you will win"  WTH?
 
Anyway...Kieffer is bumping to the Novice class next race... we call it the Nervous class... its pretty scary ... they bang bars... kinda like going from flag football to full contact...Mr. NGS is gonna freak... and he better get that reputation cleaned up before hand too...
This class separates the men from the boys...
 
Well I gotta go get ready to head down to our local police station... I have a LIVE SCAN fingerprint appointment for my Real Estate Exam in the morning... I guess you cant be a criminal and sell real estate... damn hope all my felonies dont come up... [that was a joke... I have never been arrested...]
 
Well except for that bank robbery a few years back... [that was a joke too]
 
Oh and Kieffer has another behind the wheel driving lesson this morning too
I told the guy "See if you cant correct that hurry up and stop problem he has before my brakes are shot"
 
We'll see...

3 comments:

imgr8phil said...

I'd like to see you in handcuffs miss felonious chickie!  LOL  Souinds like you have a better understanding about the life of Mr. Good Sport.  The dad sets a lousy example.  Take care babe.

Phil

eml625 said...

That's really sad about MR GS. Sounds like a real idiot too.
Damn.  
Hope you had fun getting fingerprinted, did they frisk you too ?

Love ya

queeniemart said...

what a shame that there has to be AHs in every situation and you all are subjected to some man who may have his son riding a cheater bike....plus he is openly drunk!
Your a big girl now with that finger printing!
love,lisa