Enclosed are some pics from the 2005 Daytona bike week. Renate and I had a great time and it was really fun to see some of the racers I have known for over a Decade competing at the highest level of competition in the United States. These pics are more for the benefit of those that were there than anything else. Use the BACK button to go back to the main menu. Enjoy.
Craig Montgomery (Finished 22nd in the 200) kicking back in our trailer during one of the usual evening dinners.
Brad Thomas (Craig's pit crew) cutting up after dinner
Ty Howard (Finished 8th in the 200) after dinner our first night
Craig Montgomery taking a "shot" of speed (Vodka) in preparation of the 200 (Grey Goose adds mucho speed :D)
Brad Thomas after a hard day of work
Renate participating in the Vodka festivities
The Vodka didn't go down so smooth for Brad :D
Craig getting ready to watch the Supercross
Supercross Finish line #1
Supercross Finish line #2
GP Tech Team Owner working with Frank Shacklee and Mark Niemi (Ty Howard's Daytona 200 bike)
Geoff, Frank, and Mark at work on the GP Tech R-6
Craig and Geoff at work
Craig with his R-6
Craig and Brad with the R-6 that would finish 22nd
Me and the Mrs's (I like this pic!!!)
Ricky Orlando's pit crew/team (Ricky ran as high as 10th before his motor failed 3 laps from the end)
More of the Orlando crew
Ricky Orlando with Pete Brandauer
Sun setting in the Motorhome paddock. That is Jamie Hacking's coach across from us. We really enjoyed being able to walk 200ft to the racing paddock every morning. Daytona throws all of the racers out of the racing paddock every night at 7:00pm and tells you to get lost for the most part. Being able to drop your travel trailer right there is awesome.
Saturday Evening photos. After the racing was all done, the Texas boys all got together to celebrate the awesome week for Texas/CMRA racers. Various photos include racers John Haner, Danny Eslick, Craig Montgomery, Ty Howard, and crews.
John Haner with the Gabe and Mike Sanchez and Danny Eslick
Brad Thomas, John Haner, Gabe and Mike Sanchez, Danny Eslick, and Craig Montgomery
Brad Thomas, John Haner, Gabe and Mike Sanchez, Danny Eslick, Craig Montgomery, and Ty Howard
Brad Thomas, John Haner, Gabe and Mike Sanchez, Danny Eslick, Craig Montgomery, Ty Howard, and Marcus McBain
Gabe and Mike Sanchez, John Haner, Danny Eslick, Craig Montgomery, Ty Howard, and Marcus and Renate McBain
Ty Howard pointing to the standings lights that shows his 8th place finish!!!
Danny Eslick stnnding in front of the lights that shows his 4th place finish!!!
GP Tech owner Geoff Maloney, Marcus McBain, Ty Howard, Frank Shacklee, and Mark Niemi celebrate after the teams 8th place Daytona 200 finish.