George is a charter member of Bracket Masters Racing
Team. The first meeting, with the original nine members, was held in George's garage.
were huddled around a small heater in January of 1996.
George is the self proclaimed Cook of the team and has been
a very supportive team member since inception.
During one trip to Houston Raceway Park, Patin
charcoal roasted a whole pig in a wooden box! He also did Bar-B-Que
chops and sausage with all the trimmings. We had a ball and everyone
enjoyed the food.
Patin is a loyal Pontiac supporter. His old
car had a Nova body and his new car will be a Vega. His motors are all Pontiac.
This is very smart move. He can enter the Super Chevy Shows or the
Pontiac Excitement Shows with no problem!
The car is being built by, BRC Race Car
Fabrication, of Lumberton, MS. The new car will have a 400 CI, Pontiac motor with 2
stages of NOS. It is expected to run in Super Pro, S/C (8.90) and S/G (9.90) classes.
The motor will also run on Alky. Two Gary Williams 1050 CFM
Dominators will feed the Aluminum Head motor.
Team Picnic was held at State Capitol Dragway and "Patin" cooked
an excellent menu of Ribs, Chicken, Sausage, Brisket, Mac & Cheese with
Baked Beans. Everyone had plenty to eat and the Master Chef proved
once again why he is the Bracket Masters "Team Cook".
has accepted a job in Denver, CO and will be gone from 4-6 months.
George will return periodically to visit (and pay his dues) and check on
his family. We will all miss Patin while he is away and will be
praying for his safe return.
I understand the first week he was in Denver, it snowed and the temp.
dropped into the 20's to welcome our buddy!
Patin returned home for a brief visit and only had time to say hello to a
few members. He said he was getting use to the cold weather and had
learned to dress to fight off the cold. He also reported that the
Rocky Mountains were beautiful.
Mardi Gras Parade
Patin has set aside work on the racecar in favor of starting
a new business. George will continue his work as a heavy equipment
operator in a Baton Rouge plant for the near future, but he will start a new
three-fold business. He will combine a Janitorial Service, Lawn
Service and Pressure Washing Service into one business. He is in the
process of completing the L.L.C. paperwork with the Secretary of
State, and has consulted with a lawyer and C.P.A. about getting his business
off on the right foot. Congratulations to George as he becomes an