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Kritter

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If the 20k is not reached or enough is not reached to get Bob in the air will there be a refund?

Kris
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JCA

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You need to post every donation no matter how big or small to have accountability. I dont know you so I want the opertunity(sp) for everyone to chime in and ask what happened to their donation. I would like it better if Scott would set something up. ( NO OFFENSE meant at all. I admire what you are doing) I am not racing the 1000 but have had plenty of help from Bob before,t if the $20,000 mark is not met my donation can go to Bob for past help. Now I know I bought all of my communications stuff not to mention safty and pummper stuff from Bob and I use his services during a race but I can not even begin to count the times that Scott, Bob and the whole dang PCI Klan has gone above and beyond. Scott I will round up some cash and contact you!

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Bill

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Tom Sobray is a good guy he is also a vauble member of F.A.I.R. also is okayed by Scott to do this and make it easier for everyone to donate. Thank`s Tom for your all you do.
 

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Refer to the other Weatherman (located in desert racing, general discussion) thread for all concerns regarding the validity of Tom Sobray accepting donations via his paypal account. Scott also mentions how to send the funds via the United States Post Office.
 

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After reading the Weatherman post Friday morning, I started flashing back, hearing the Weatherman on the radio. Racers in trouble, chase crews looking for their car, Bob up in the air, the peace of mind that brings, in the middle of the night, in another country, in the middle of nowhere. For the past 2 years, I have been in charge of rounding up donations for the F.A.I.R. holiday dinner, which are raffled off to raise money for the club. Knowing how tight the off-road racing community is, I figured $ 20,000.00, a couple days, done deal. In order to keep it simple only post donations of more than $ 50.00.

I will post every donation.

Tom
 

pciscott

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Tom thank you for your help and passion for the sport of off-road racing. I posted what was going on with the Weatherman effort Thursday night and Tom called up Friday morning with the idea of a fund raiser. I have also received emails with generous donations from many other racers. Tom is a FAIR member who lives and breathes off-road racing like the rest of us. I trust Tom 100% and you can send your donations through Paypal to TSOBRAY@ATTBI.com in care of "The Weatherman". For those of you who can't find your way around the computer send checks to "The Weatherman" 8628 Miraleste Shores Drive, Parker, AZ 83544. Tom and myself will post all donations unless you want to keep it anonymous. Dad it looks like you will be flying above the Baja peninsula, Can I get a status on Trophy Truck #7? Thanks everyone!

God Bless America

Scott Steinberger Trophy Truck #7
 

pciscott

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Please note: the zip code for Bob the Weatherman is 85344....sorry about the mistake.



God Bless America

Scott Steinberger Trophy Truck #7
 

RacnCPA

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An announcement was made at the Operation Clean Desert III by Paige Donahoe that the CORDR proceeds from the raffle would be donated to the Weatherman, so that should be a nice chunk for the cause. Good luck.

Sc
 

Will_Higman

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Tom

I just mailed Scott a check for $300.00 on behalf of: Reliable Wholesale Lumber Inc., Team Pedos Viejos and Kreger Fabrication. We will be running two cars at this years race. Car#1203 Jerry Higman and Car#1002 Will Higman. Thanks for your effort!
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Desert_Roller

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As of Wednesday morning, is a list of donations through paypal:

Dan Hunt $ 1,000.00

Tim & Stacey Price Baja Brothers Racing $ 250.00

Tom Sobray Longo Racing $ 100.00

John Andrews Andrews Racing $ 50.00

F.Y.I. with PayPal you can send money with a credit card or checking account at no cost to you.
 

pciscott

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Here is my original post that was on another thread, some have asked what this fundraiser is about.



The Weatherman started doing radio relays in the 70's. Bob Steinberger my father has provided the Weatherman Relay at every Score race for the past 20 years. He has done it so long that everyone expects him to do it. PCI absorbs some of the cost and SCORE also supports the relay financially. In the 92 and 95 point to point Baja 1000 Bob Steinbeger started using an aircraft with long time friend Jim Anders. He paid for the air support out of his own pocket. In 98 some racers and Score pitched in some money to help cover the rising costs of a presurized aircraft. At the Baja 2000 the Herbst and Score made the relay happen and my father went into his pocket for over $5000 dollars. The problem is that there are many costs you just can't plan for, Airports in Mexico close at night so they have to be paid to stay open. The later it gets the higher the landing fees get and the fuel prices go up. Jim Russel of Compcom helps to make this smooth, but you never know what will happen the next time you land. Imagine doing a Relay for the Baja 500. Get up at 4am put up your antennas and try to do Radio tests by 5:30am to the checkpoints. Now Relay all day with no sleep and sometimes no help. The leaders are finishing at dusk. The relay will still be up until every checkpoint is cleared, sometimes hours after the race ends. Now with little or no sleep you load up and haul ass to the awards to see how your son and all the competitors fared at the race. 10 years ago at least 5 to 10 people would thank the Weatherman at the awards, now sometimes no one because it is expected. Now lets go to the Baja 1000 and double the time limit and add an aircraft to the mix. I have only herd stories but can you imagine flying for over 30 hours instruments only at night over the Baja peninsula with almost total darkness down below. Only getting a break every fourth hour when you land to fuel and have to deal with airports that you have to pay more and more money every time you land. How many of you would volunteer to do this for no pay, just your love of the sport? The Weatherman is willing to go up for the Baja 1000 air support relay, but he will not pay for the aircraft out of his own pocket. The estimate for the plane, fuel and landing fees is between 15 and 20,000 for the duration of the race. Score charges a $25 dollar radio fee that everyone bitches about and this will not cover the cost either. Do the math $25 X 180 entries and that is $4500 dollars. Now SCORE needs to rent extra radios and Sat phones to man there checkpoints and safety personal. The costs of this eats up there communication fee. How many of you racers would add another $100 bucks to your entry to help pay for an air support relay? Some of you would pitch in, but without a commitment of 20,000 the plane will not fly. Everyone always tells me that they love listening to my father in the middle of the night in Baja waiting to hear if there car is still coming, and that having him up makes them feel safer. However this does not pay for an aircraft. Some have said Score should pay, but Score is in the same boat that all you racers are in. The Baja 1000 is the most awesome race in the world, but it is the most expensive also. The logistics make it tough and expensive, but that is why we love it. I know in my Trophy Truck I have revised my budget 3 times and still keep finding more hidden costs. How can you leave anything to chance for the Baja 1000? My father the Weatherman may not fly at this years Baja 1000, but I am proud of what he has done for more than 20 years. He has helped most of us multiple times over the years, helped save lives during medical emergencies, and is there until the end at every race. Sometimes in a great mood and sometimes grumpy and tired he has always been there for us tireless "THE WEATHERMAN". I love you Dad and you make me proud!


I thank everyone who has donated. I am heading down to Baja tommorow to finish my GPS data for the race. I will be back on Tuesday and will post GPS data and donations received to The Weatherman in Parker, as he is out of town.

TSCO Weyhrich racing $1000.00

Pfluger Racing $1000.00

Rick and Brenda Johnson Agave Motorsports $1000.00

Reliable Wholesale Lumber Inc., Team Pedos Viejos and Kreger Fabrication $300

Thanks everyone and let the non RDC people know about our fund raiser, as we have a long ways to go to reach our goal.

God Bless America

Scott Steinberger Trophy Truck #7
 

Desert_Roller

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As of this morning the Weatherman donation fund has raised almost $ 5,000.00! The Weatherman estimates it will cost $ 20,000.00 in raw costs: plane, fuel, Mexician landing fees to fly for this years Baja 1000.

With less than a month until the race it's going to be close. If you would like to donate please send a check to the address Scott gives in his post. If you would like to donate by credit card use www.PayPal.com and the email address of tsobray@attbi.com Thanks to all who have donated so far:

Dan Hunt $ 1,000.00

Pfluger Racing $ 1,000.00

Rick and Brenda Johnson Agave Motorsports $ 1,000.00

TSCO Weyhrich racing $ 1,000.00

Reliable Wholesale Lumber Inc., Team Pedos Viejos and Kreger Fabrication $ 300

Tim & Stacey Price Baja Brothers Racing $ 250.00

Tom Sobray Longo Racing $ 100.00

John Andrews Andrews Racing $ 50.00
 

Desert_Roller

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Here's an update on Weatherman donations as of this morning:

Dan Hunt HBP Racing $ 1,000.00

Pfluger Racing $ 1,000.00

Rick and Brenda Johnson Agave Motorsports $ 1,000.00

TSCO Weyhrich racing $ 1,000.00

Reliable Wholesale Lumber Inc., Team Pedos Viejos and Kreger Fabrication $ 300

Tim & Stacey Price Baja Brothers Racing $ 250.00

Rick Taylor $ 100.00

Tom Sobray Longo Racing $ 100.00

John Andrews Andrews Racing $ 50.00
 

Desert_Roller

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Only 2 weeks until the 1000! Will the Weatherman fly? As of Monday night, here's a list of donations:

Dan Hunt HBP Racing $ 1,000.00

Pfluger Racing $ 1,000.00

Rick and Brenda Johnson Agave Motorsports $ 1,000.00

TSCO Weyhrich racing $ 1,000.00

Reliable Wholesale Lumber Inc., Team Pedos Viejos and Kreger Fabrication $ 300.00

Tim & Stacey Price Baja Brothers Racing $ 250.00

Juice Designs "Desert People The Movie" $ 100.00

Rick Taylor $ 100.00

Tom Sobray Longo Racing $ 100.00

John Andrews Andrews Racing $ 50.00

Mike Sobray Longo Racing $ 25.00
 

pciscott

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Tom here are some more to add to your list:
Thomas Singer 100.00
Kevin Davis 100.00
Kurtis Kuplec 100.00
Tom Willis 50.00
Total Chaos 50.00

Thanks everyone, and lets get the word out to the non RDC people. Also Sal Fish from Score thanks everyone and is going to make a large donation, I will keep you posted.

God Bless America

Scott Steinberger Trophy Truck #7
 
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