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May 27, 2019, 07:25:35 AM
News: 2019 Silver State '300'! May 2-5

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So Rick has some issue to work through. He certainly has earned some good people to wish and pray him the best.
Since we have changed out name from Constant Panic Racing to Broke Dick racing we may not race for a while.
What I can do is help the TL guys and girls out a bit. If you are a NORRA TL racer I could be talked into chasing very easily.
Justin is ready as well. We have a nice chase rig full of radios,welder,tools and TL parts. Also have a small bit of Baja experience that might help. All we would ask is some fuel and to be mistreated no worse than your regular crew.
At this point that's all Rick has asked me to do,just maybe help out the TL guys.  No problem.

Brenda, Louis , Leo   I am bored and frustrated with my job. Cant stop its my company but 30 years is wearing on me.
I would like nothing more than to come help when you guys get in thrash mode. Just call .
Ben/Russ
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Ben you are the best. Will contact you. Rick and Brenda will have a great time doing there thing in Baja.


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Thanks for the lead in Russ. Most of you all ready know, but if I haven't told you personally or you didn't catch it on the other thread or in results email...here you go.
 I have stage 4 squimos cell carcinoma throat cancer and a tumor on my neck. I will be out of commission for a few months starting April 4th.
Don't worry, you are not getting rid of me that easy.
I am attacking this with the same way I race the Baja 1000. It takes a well prepared machine , endurance , patience and team work on top of a little luck.
I have all these in place and I am prepared to beat Baja.
I need you guys to , Please keep prepping your TLs and racing without me. Keep in contact with Louis, Brenda & Leo on anything you need via TL phone, email, text
And lastly keep me and my family in your thoughts and prayers.
I look forward to seeing you all back in the desert very soon.
   

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In an effort to inspire hope in your brave fight, may you find courage and strength physically and mentally in the comfort of those who love and support you during this time of challenge.  Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers - our hearts are with you every step of your journey.  We miss you and look forward to seeing you soon.  Hugs!

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Thank you Brian & Pam , I know I will be watched over by my family , friends and more importantly the Lord Jesus Christ. All will be ok. I look forward to seeing you guys.
   

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Hey guys,
Just an update. As of tomorrow I will be 2 weeks into my 7 weeks of treatments. I am doing good other then a little dizzy ( nothing new) and I loss some of my taste buds. Food & drink taste really salty almost like drinking salt water, but hey I am still able to eat.
The next weeks will start to get more crucial and serious. My throat is starting to get sore from the radiation treatments everyday. I have a feeding tube to fall back on when things start getting worse.
I am lucky compared to a lot of people with cancer. By lucky I mean 3 chemo / 35 radiation treatments and this is very beatable. Anyways. I hope everybody is getting ready for Laughlin and or V2R- it sounds like a number of people are doing V2R. Very cool!
Our TL team and friends head out to NORRA next Friday the 22nd and wil be back May 1st. The TL office will be closed during this time. If you need parts, please get a hold of us now so we can get you what we need. We will be at Laughlin ready to go.
Please keep me in your thoughts and I lol forward to seeing you all soon.
   

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Hey guys , just an update. I have been laying low and knocking down treatments. After tomorrow I will only have 5 more radiation and 1 more chemo treatments. I will be done next Friday the May 20th. They say the following 2 weeks after final treatments are the toughest and most crucial time. Then I will have a few months of recovery time before they can really asses my results.
Right now I have been struggling a little. My mouth & tongue is burnt from the radiation and it's very hard to swallow or talk. I haven't eaten anything by mouth for 3 weeks now and thankfully my feeding tube has allowed me to get the fluids and protein I need to keep me going. My neck & collar line are chapped and feels like it is on fire. I have numbing medicine and pain medicine for my throat that helps. I put a gasoline like gel on my neck so it isn't so stiff, I feel like a lizard and feel my head could break off at anytime.
Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers as they really help. I look forward to finishing this up as the finish line is not far away. Like the Baja 1000 I know the last 100 miles are always the most difficult and know that's where problems occur or the biggest silt beds are. I plan on making it to the finish line and will be smart these last 100 miles.
I missed being at Laughlin, and miss you guys , but if all goes well will be at V2R.
   

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Sounds like a blast!  thank you for taking the time to update us all! your attitude is inspiring to say the least!  We are all in your Pit and ready for whatever you need, all you have to do is call out whatever it is and we will be there for you... well except for putting that gasoline cream on your neck I dont think it am in on that ;).  Thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family for this next 100 miles.  Almost there!  see you in Reno
   

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Nice Todd, I could not have put it in better words. your in our thoughts and prayers Rick thank you for the update.
   

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Thanks for the update Rick. You are truly an inspiration in the big race called life! See you at V2R.
   

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Hey Guys,
It has been a tough past 4 months but I am on the last leg to the finish line.
My 1st drs visit a week ago was very positive and the scope showed no signs of the tumor in my neck. I am really doing well, better then most at this stage of the game. I am eating more by mouth each day and I just returned home from a quick trip to Cabo. Believe it or not that was the turning point for me, I know it sounds like an excuse but it really got me out of bed moving more and I can't resist Mexcian food, so as painful as it was to swallow I had to eat my local favorites.
I want to thank you all for checking in on me during this difficult time of my life. The prayers and thoughts were a big help in this whole process and gave me the inspiration to suck up the pain knowing better days were ahead of me. I appreciate you all working with Brenda and Louis on parts and information, they both are my world and really the major component to TrophyLite while running a door & window business and family life at the same time.
I expect to rely on my feeding tube for back up 1 more week, then have it removed. I look forward to getting back to work really soon and I am ready to concentrate on getting TrophyLite ready for Vegas to Reno event.
I hope to see you all racing this event and look forward to seeing you soon.
   
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That's great news Rick! Keep charging! We look forward to seeing you at tech for v2r 🏁👍
   
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