Montag, 18. Juni 2007

The EPS finals, or...

... camping is not made for me. My back still hurts, I almost fell asleep on my way back home (here is a big THANK YOU to the developer of 3D rumble strips on the autobahn) but I still had a lot of fun. So what's all that fuzz about those german EPS championship finals two times a year? Well, by now it turned to a nice community meeting with guys who know each other for about 4 years by now (some at least). It's a tradition now. So all the guys meet up there, race their races and in the evening there's a nice barbeque with football and beer at the camping site. A lot of beer actually :P

But back to the start:
The start of the EPS X finals weekend needed to be a record. And I was actually forced to deliver one. Due to the fact, that I couldnt leave home earlier than 8.30 am and I had to be at the location 190kms away in cologne at 10.00 am, I put the pedal to the metal. Leaving the gas station here at 8.35 and arriving at the parking lot in cologne at 9.45... So one hour 10 minutes for 190 kms. PB :)

From the point of my arrival at the location, I was in constant action. First organizing skins etc. for the drivers, checking beamer being ready in the big room, also got a microphone working. Then commentating the two first races with nils and danny dominating the grid. Best start you could think of for our drivers. Then I entered the results also on our SK page and went to talk with one of the giga guys. After that we went for some lunch (I was starving by that time), and then nils and danny went to the SK office to practice for sunday. While the rest of the grid went karting. Well, we missed that fun, but for danny this was probably the important point towards ensuring his second place. And without my advice their laptimes would have sucked anyway in FZR (weight to 100% anyone?) ;)

Finally we went towards the camping site, made a short stop for beer, coal and steaks, and the nice part of the evening could start. I just cant recall every little detail, but Arne rocks, Wolle is better again, fetzo got the best online racing stories and Ingos humour is unbeatable, while Dennis belly tries to catch up to Ingos ;) Theo is a fun guy too, wearing a shirt with his nick on it (well, who isnt those days anyway? ). I could sleep in a tent from nils, that was OhKey, but sleeping on the hard floor is just nothing for an old man like me...

Sunday morning we headed again to the finals place - which was great btw - for the last two races of this season. And as expected nils dominated again, while Danny really had to fight a lot for his second place, especially after Hendrik got him in the last lap of the first race. The whole giga crew seemed to had a bad evening on saturday too, as they all turned up almost an hour too late, which unfortunately lead us to the problem of not having a beamer to show the first race. Well, in the end, at least the final fights in the race could been watched via the beamer and a bigger crowd was there this time too. They seemed to like the show, we did the winner ceremony too and then I again had to enter the results by hand, cause the webside had some hickup. That took quite a lot of time and after some last, nice talk with Sven I head to the Pizza Hut for a last lunch with danny, jay, nils and his sidekick hady. Then, finally, I could head back home towards my family. I threw in some ??? into my MP3 player, phoned some, and hoped to stay awake... the rest is history ;)

Thx. everyone, was a great weekend!

1 Kommentar:

KiDCoDEa hat gesagt…

careful with those pb's mr fiess.
shift-r doesnt work in the autobahn...
keep it up, and good luck.