i'd like to thank everyone at vildosola racing and the crew at mastercraft for their help in our win in sportsman truck at the 500. for the vildosola crew to help in our effort was huge and is something i'll never forget. with their prep and pit assistance we were able to get it done starting dead last timing out at the finish ahead of every 7 open and 7sx entry other than the chamlee truck [congratulations in your new truck, awesome] finishing in just under 13 hours. this win came after the crew stayed up til 3 am before the start, pulling out our transmission that had a crack in the case and to the guys at mastercraft who were able to tig weld it in time for the race without us even being able to test at all. we also want to thank fox shox and goodyear for their help [best shocks and tires in off road racing] . we had zero flats and never came close to sticking the truck. the help from these folks, and the vildosola folks in particular, was the difference in us winning our class or posting a dnf . not too bad for a 4.0 liter ranger [thanks juanco]. it sure is fun when all the efforts by everyone pays off. there's nothing like it. and thank you to omar dipp [el tiburon] for hanging out at rm 158 for his help pitting us. thanks jarhead.