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Old 01-17-2011, 03:04 AM   #4
bjcarter2
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: Palmer, AK
Vehicle:
2006 MCS JCW
Pepper White

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Marshall piloting the Carter Bros. Unamused Rally Car to a 2nd place finish in the MAW division at the SCCA Rallycross Winter "Call of the Wild" January 15, 2011 at the Alaska State Fairgrounds


Paul piloting the Carter Bros. Unamused Rally Car to a 5th place finish (despite the dislocated patella he had earlier that morning) in the MAW division at the SCCA Rallycross Winter "Call of the Wild" January 15, 2011 at the Alaska State Fairgrounds


I have to say that Jean and I are very proud of these guys and their accomplishments with this project. Their drive and determination is unbelievable. I am not sure if anyone knows this but that car was a $200 POS basket case with a 1.8L motor, no tranny and was FWD. With some help from Evan and Rob, five days later, it was AWD, 2.5L, and running like a scared rabbit. All they asked from us was garage space. Phew...I thought they were going to ask for money.

I also have to say that we are especially proud of the fact that they have learned to race and have fun. They understand that winning isn't everything. They raced MX as kids and they were like that then. I am glad to see that it is still with them. Winning is cool and all and comes with perks but racing for the shear exhilaration of speed is where it's at.

Building a car that is made of your own blood, sweat and tears is something to be proud of. These guys have that in them. The way I see them, they are competitors competing against themselves, challenging themselves to do better, challenging each other, a team, the best kind of competitors. They run their own race.

Despite the messy garage at times, parts everywhere and tools strewn between Palmer and Anchorage. I just wanted to take a moment and say a few words about how I felt about my boys since they started this project. We are a very proud Mom and Dad of two very fine men.
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