So, is this a thing?

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jon coleman

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Was at tech in parker for the 425 when the news hit and his team packed up and went home. He was a cool dude tho and he actually raced the car he had his name on!
that was the last time i raced at 12' Parker, got that news too at contingency,guy who built my jeep was his co dawg for awhile, Steve was Genuine, Real deal racer.rip SA
 

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Steve was the CEO of Micron Technology a position he worked his way up to from an entry level position. A true American success story. He was a regular guy in spite of his success. Fair honest and loyal a rair combination.
 

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I retired from heli filming after Steve Kurtyka's entire body was burned after crashing in an R44 while filming in Barstow in 2005. Reading through this old thread about the Rebound benefit DVD we put together brought back some memories. new DVD, "Rebound", benefit for Steve Kurtyka

Drone footage works for me!
Shout out to Steve. What is he up to these days 16 years later?
 

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Prerunning the first 40 on Friday afternoon. Just crossed Morelia Jct on Zoo in my Bronco. 55-60 mph cruising in the 'right' lane. Helicopter starts flying over us...no biggie someone prerunning will be coming along. I make sure to hold my line and stay right.

Heli starts getting alot more aggressive, on the deck, passenger starts flailing their arms for us to move.

After about 30 seconds of being floored that Im getting waved over by a heli, pre running, while Im doing 60 in a spot with 150 lines going the same direction, I pull over to slow down.

Only to have a meh pre runner go by me in the exact lane I was in at MAYBE 65-70.

Ive been fortunate to pre run with some of our sports legit legends. Never seen anyone act like that.

Is it a thing? Was I supposed to be so in awe of their superiority and obvious right to their personal route through the desert that I should have immediately left the course and genuflect on my way out?

If you cant pass a street legal Bronco on zoo road in a Trophy Truck. You might be in the wrong sport.

Turns out, I said almost the exact same words...to the same guy...in the drivers meeting at KOH.

I honestly dont care if it costs me this racers entry fees or anyone else that is offended that I called him out.

You shouldn't fly around like an idiot, especially if your name is on the side of your helicopter. Shane Redline

Your 2-time consecutive KOTH T1 winner also practices this dangerous low chopper chasing. See pic, look at how LOW the R is!!

His Dad tailed behind him w/pre-runner at a Baja 1K (years ago), *interfering* with Andy McMillin. If I were the McMillins I would be P****D. Oh yeah, the pre-runner rolled

^^^ another helicopter parent!

Do a RDC search, there's commentary about it.
 

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The redlines can afford millions of dollars to go race with , but can’t spare a public apology when one is needed . Shane show some backbone here , we are all guilty of having too much fun a time or two... but nothing is worse than some rich asshat who is to cool to apologize . You can buy trophy trucks , you can buy helicopters ....but you can’t buy respect , and when you try to run Dave cole of course prerunning, you loose respect
 

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Your 2-time consecutive KOTH T1 winner also practices this dangerous low chopper chasing. See pic, look at how LOW the R is!!

His Dad tailed behind him w/pre-runner at a Baja 1K (years ago), *interfering* with Andy McMillin. If I were the McMillins I would be P****D. Oh yeah, the pre-runner rolled

^^^ another helicopter parent!

Do a RDC search, there's commentary about it.
That's the Optic helicopter, not Bryce's helicopter, and there is a huge event in Havasu this week, and weekend. There are tons of people being filmed like that.
 

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Your 2-time consecutive KOTH T1 winner also practices this dangerous low chopper chasing. See pic, look at how LOW the R is!!

His Dad tailed behind him w/pre-runner at a Baja 1K (years ago), *interfering* with Andy McMillin. If I were the McMillins I would be P****D. Oh yeah, the pre-runner rolled

^^^ another helicopter parent!

Do a RDC search, there's commentary about it.
That’s clearly not a off-road truck and also not his helicopter or pilot....
 

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Maybe Im just being sensitive to it, but I want to reiterate this, it shouldnt matter WHO got waved off... nobody should have to deal with that.

They likely thought you were a "nobody"..

See below story on the "helicopter parent" story of CORR..Jim Baldwin buying CORR (from Midwest) for his son Jason

[ according to Scott Steinberger ]

& moving it to West coast. WRECKED IT (folded in 2008)! Which started the whole short-course split in 2009 -- LOORRS & TORC. Both of them folded. Split continues today. COR & GAS (which you are co-founder)

Bill Church (Church Engineering) got into Offroad Racing, which got Jim Baldwin into it

"Bill Church got us into Offroad Racing"
-- Josh Baldwin

Bill Church rolls in with flat, next to 1-2/1600 racer. They change the tire, then Church blasts off. No respect or thanks

"He thought we were a bunch of PUNKS"
-- Tony

"Hey, Bill Church is a JERK!!"
"I'm going to PLAN something for him.."
-- Mo, Tony's team-mate

CORR (founded by media guy Marty xx) was doing GREAT in the midwest. Jim Baldwin bought CORR in early 2005, announced by Sal Fish at 2005 SCORE San Felipe 250 Awards. They did a "demo" in Chula Vista for 2 consecutive weekends..I covered it:


I was in touch with Brad Folck (CORR Director of Communications), & they were interested in using my Textamerica.com mobile-blogging ("moblog") style of LIVE coverage for 2006. Baldwin FIRED all of the Indianapolis/IN based CORR staff. Replaced them with his business-cronies, incl Pieroo Weymss (sp?). He got replaced by Ric Miller (poached from SCORE, he was hired by Sal to handle Technology). He left after 1 month..I guess he realized it was all nepotism. Cissy Baldwin (Josh's wife, a waitress who he met while at U of Oregon), ended up COO..!! $150K salary, boob job, etc. See RDC post for ANGRY former CORR staff who posted this

"We told you so!!!"
-- voice in background shouting

^^^ my phone call in Aug 2008 to Wide Open Baja Pro 2 team, after CORR Primm got cancelled.

"Steve Menzies (who started a Pro 2 team for Bryce, hired Rob Mac as team-mate) came in to pay off Jim Baldwin's debt (previous races unpaid), but Primm (owned by MGM, Bobby Baldwin principal at the time) REFUSED. They wanted to teach Jim Baldwin a lesson"
-- insider at Fox Shocks

I knew the Team Manager. They won the 2007 Pro 2 CORR championship with driver Jerry Welchel, but QUIT the series. They couldn't STAND Cissy Baldwin any more

I should note that Jim Baldwin was taking cruises to Alaska with his wife between races

He owed NBC 10 MILLION (?), other contractors (big screen TV)..got boned. Driver entries got jacked up, there was a near drive-revolt. See RDC commment by Steve Naughton (brother of Pro 2 dirver Rob Naughton, video guy)

There was a *strange* Newport Beach/CA (where Baldwin lives) based video-startup (video on demand, Internet video), which I assume was an attempted RIPOFF of my video-solutions (Blip.tv & iTunes video podcast). I was good friends with the Blip.tv co-founder (Mike Hudack), I had his personal cellphone #. We were talking about a something for CORR

^^^ You can get an idea of how rich people operate. Populate your operation with your relatives/cronies (see Trump for perfect example), lies/deceipt, & WRECK your startup!!

SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) & Lordstown Motors (EV pickup Scam)

After Jason died

[ private plane crash off Newport Beach/CA, flying back after Baja 1000. Rumors of some "goofing around" in cockpit ]

it was Princess Carl (Jason's brother-in-law) who got preferential treatment. See RDC, Johnny Greaves got boned

"Old Man Baldwin sent Carl (Class 1) to interfere with TT chasing Jason Baldwin"
-- RDC commenter, heard it over the radio

"Jim Baldwin was the BIGGEST bankruptcy in California history. They were hiding race trucks & stuff (in dug up holes), to avoid confiscation by authorities"
-- insider

^^^^ Riddle me this..Why wasn't all of the above forwarded to the (non-existent) powers-to-be, to BLACK-BALL Jim Baldwin?? Yeah, short-course racing would be THRIVING today

Snapshot:

Bill Church racing a TT (former Nelson&Nelson Chevy TT) at San Felipe. Can't find finish-line interview, it's on Youtube

Q: WHY are these trouble-makers allowed to run-around??

A: $$. Race orgs need entries..entry fees


"There are SCOUNDRELS out there!!"
-- Bob Bower

"Welcome to Motorsports -- Liars, Narcissists, & Cheats. And, those are the ones who WIN"
-- Indycar forums

It seems to to be the "unspoken dark secret" of Offroad Racing:

"bad behavior by rich scoundrels"

the DISORGANIZATION is killing it!!
 

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That’s clearly not a off-road truck and also not his helicopter or pilot....
Its Derrick he flys out here and at offroad races but that's what he does he doesn't race or own a team he flys for ppl that hire him nice guy and not flying like that over crowds of ppl either.
 
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