|S-137 is more than ready for a successful 2012!!
|:: Dog BYTES - from Cathy a k a THE NAPPER
|Our first 2012 race just concluded at the Solar Cup in beautiful Moses Lake, Washington.
Oh, we were so ready to get out there and race! The S-137 “Wa’atch Me Go” won all four
heats in 2.5 stock for the weekend and ran like a top. It was a good test-start for the
season but we are hoping for many more of our 2.5 stock friends to come out and play in
the upcoming races. Each year – each race – the team learns a little something new and it
really shows in the way the boat handles. The Moses Lake park staff was absolutely top-
notch and we look forward to seeing them year after year. The trip home to Olympia via
I-90 was fun as we passed or were passed by other boats and crew. Lots of honking and
waving… and the trip was REALLY quick for the person who NAPPED on the way home.
The Solar Cup got a nice write-up in the Columbia Basin Herald. Check out the article
We are excited to move our “home base” for the boat this summer from the Nisqually
Valley to Rochester, Washington. This is a little farther south but it sure will be nice to
park the boat late on a Sunday night and just walk up to the house and go to bed.
June and July promise to be boat-busy with races coming up at Lake Sammamish,
Chamberlain SD, Burley ID, Lake Osoyoos, and our own Black Lake in Olympia. Short
turn-around times but we are up to the challenge!
Team Toothpick isn’t just owners / drivers / crew. It’s family, and it’s growing. Even if
one of our boats isn’t running, team members come out to the races and help. At any
point of the weekend you will find us working on our own boats, working on someone
else’s boat, behind the scenes at registration or on the announcer’s microphone. Or
feeding a crowd. Or walking someone’s dog. We help make sure the crane operators are
fed and watered. In short, SHARING. This is the finest, most generous group of people.
Cathy 'The Napper' Mitrovich
TEAM TOOTHPICK RACING