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April 23, 2003
The population of Sanderson Texas has increased by about 150 racers and volunteers for the first day of registration and practice for the Big Bend Open Road Race.
The day began with registration, tech, coffee and warm welcomes. Several rookie BBORR racers attended the drivers meeting and practice. “The weather was sunny and bright and the cars were fast and ready,” according to Sanderson Coordinator, Jannie McDonald.
Volunteers David Golder, Craig Jull and Jackie Kress helped teach the Rookie’s Class. Race Coordinator Kenda Furman-Belardo said “we really appreciate the effort some of racers and workers have to go to in order to get here.”
Registration, tech and practice begin again Thursday, April 24 at 8:00 AM. The Welcome Party is open to everyone and will be held in the park across from the courthouse in Sanderson at 5:00 of Thursday. Tickets are available for $10.00.
April 24, 2003
“Howdy Racers” was the thought for the day, as Sanderson showed their Texas Friendly Hospitality at the Welcome Party in the Courthouse Park on Thursday.
Over 40 racers checked in, while sunny weather and helpful volunteers provided the perfect atmosphere for a full day of practice runs on Hwy. 90.
“The Sanderson folks did a great job hosting the first 2 days of registration and Tech,” said Race Director Randy Archer. “We are excited and ready to go.”
The Welcome Party was a great hit, with home-style food. The racers and volunteers enjoyed the great food and great music.
Several of the racers pitched in and helped with practice, while several of the coordinators got a chance to let loose and enjoy seeing their friends.
The BBORR continues tomorrow in Fort Stockton. Check out the schedule to see what’s going on!