At the Press Luncheon, I claimed partial credit for the World Record set by Bob Allyn and Dave Bauer because I had given them each a "lucky gold coin" before their awesome run in May. OK, the "coins" were chocolate wrapped in gold foil and embossed to look like coins, but it's the thought that counts. Dave (smart navigator) promptly ate his and forgot about it. But Bob carried his with him in the car during the race. Unfortunately, the lucky coin didn't survive the ride in Bob's firesuit, but at least Bob was gracious enough to come up to the podium at the Press Luncheon and return the favor by presenting me with a new "gold coin" to wish me luck in the 115 class this time.
It worked like a charm. Thanks, Bob!