I took a UTV trip up to Crown King a couple of weeks ago and wore my Pistol memorial shirt. Last time I did the trip I ran into Pistol and his family up there in their UTV's. I miss his personality and the constant pot stirring.
For those of who have only been blessed to know Pete throughout a few of his posts here and the tributes/stories which (over)flowed after his passing; a post above from lakelaurashawn struck me as needing repeating: Always offered a different viewpoint Always had winning in his mind
Always brought safety to the conversation
Never looked away and was there to aid when needed.
I wish we all could be so focused in our passion. I am thankful to have had the chance to meet him briefly at a few races. Each time he offered a tip - solicited or not! God Speed!
In this era of most every factory and/or sponsored racer (even plain enthusiasts) purposely secluding themselves away to the safety of social media for strictly their own gain and certainly not the benefit of this sport?
A passionate true man (or woman) who always offered a different viewpoint, who always brought safety in to the conversation and who always was there for the little guy amongst a sea of frankly arrogance towards all of the former. Wow...what a concept in this day of therapy ponies and 'Banned4Life' site moderators/owners.
From Kiwiflyer: "...We went to San Felipe and raced in one of Pete's trucks at the Desert Mayhem. The same race I was supposed to share driving duties with him last year, We came second , appropriate..."
God is good and so is the legacy which Pete leaves should we all choose to recognize both.