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Assorted Nuts from Rocket J. Squirrel

by Rocky EntrikenFebruary 23, 2010

Some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug. Last year I had a fantastic season, five FTDs in 10 local events, regional driver of the year, yada yada       doo-dah doo-dah. This year? I can’t seem to get out of my own way. But y’know what? That’s racin’. I bought my ’64 Spitfire as [...]

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Assorted Nuts From Rocket J. Squirrel

by Rocky EntrikenAugust 18, 2009

We celebrate multiple national solo champions, and right now John Thomas with his 15 titles sits as the Zeus among solo gods. We haven’t heard from E. Paul Dickinson for a quarter-century now, but he was the first to do it more than once. In fact, he was the first to do it as many [...]

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Assorted Nuts From Rocket J. Squirrel

by Rocky EntrikenJune 11, 2009
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Salina was about to lose its record as the Host with the Most“ the most times as the locale for the SCCA Solo Nationals. But last year the club decided to move the event from Topeka to Lincoln, Neb., so barring a return to Topeka, which seems unlikely Salina’s record is safe until at least [...]

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Assorted Nuts From Rocket J. Squirrel

by Rocky EntrikenMay 12, 2009
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After the nomadic years of the 1970s, the SCCA Solo Nationals finally settled – for the most part – on a home in Kansas, where it would remain for 28 of the next 29 years. Kansas City Region bid for the 1980 event and returned it to what then was known as Airport Park in [...]

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Assorted Nuts From Rocket J. Squirrel

by Rocky EntrikenApril 14, 2009
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In the latter years of the 1970s, the Solo Nationals continued to wander like the Lost Tribes through the desert, with not even a Moses to lead them to the Promised Land. And yet more and more of the faithful continued to join the pilgrimage each year.

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Assorted Nuts from Rocket J. Squirrel

by Rocky EntrikenMarch 19, 2009

NEBRASKA! For a guy from Kansas, a loyal KU Jayhawk (and perhaps also for a few Wildcats from K-State), Nebraska is enemy territory. The hated red horde north of the border, Cornhuskers fer gawd’s sake with a dumb-looking hayseed for a mascot! The fact that over the years they whipped up on us in football [...]

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Assorted Nuts from Rocket J. Squirrel

by Rocky EntrikenFebruary 10, 2009

My wife, Sandy, has informed me that as of 2009 she was retiring as editor of Salina Region’s newsletter, The Write Line (also as the region’s membership chair).  Somehow in a fit of musical chairs at a recent board meeting I ended up with the jobs. Sandy has done this since Y2K, quickly proving herself [...]

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