The 2006 season is underway, albeit on a
very sad note with the death of
driver Paul Dana.
Clearly, he was a driver dedicated to making his personal dream come
true. Through this tragedy, our thoughts and prayers are for Paul's
wife and extended family at the team. We share sympathies too with the
Ethanol Council, who he worked tirelessly for.
We believe that Patrick at TSO said it
best: ďIf you never met
Paul Dana, let me tell you why I admired the guy. I only knew him from
standard media/driver interaction, but he was around a lot. He was
always an interesting guy to interview and extremely professional in how
he handled himself. He was also dedicated to making himself into the
best driver he could be.
Paul Dana had a dream - and he did EVERYTHING he could to make that
dream a reality. Calling him a ride-buyer might be factually accurate,
but to use that as a put-down is lazy and wrong on many, many levels.
Paul created a program that allowed him to race. After graduating from
Northwestern, he found racing and pursued it with a passion and
determination that should be commended and lauded. If only we all worked
that hard the world would be a happier place."
We are all about the fun and celebration at Camp and Brew. We are race
fans who enjoy each others company and offer a gathering place for like
minded people, in the days leading up to the race.
Our designated charity is
Brianís Wish. We
are very happy to be associated with Brianís parents Many Ann and Jim.
It will be a real challenge this year to top the total of $2,630 that we
raised last May. For the 4 short years we have been having Camp and
Brew, we have raised over $5,000, a fact we are immensely proud of. Just
maybe, with more C&B fans this year, and maybe a few more race pools, it
might be possible to beat last yearís total.
Highlights from last year included having Fred Nation from IMS, our
friend Sgt. Joe Kramer,
from WIBC as well as Petty Officer
Sharalee Wirt (fresh from singing the national anthem at the race) stop
by for a taste of the Brew atmosphere. Who will we see this year? Gene
Simmons? Danica? Maybe Mindy, for all we know. Just make sure to get
yourself there and see.
We will have two full size RVís at this yearís Brew. The original 20
footer and the second, larger more luxurious RV will soon be making the
trip in from Colorado. Complete with IRL Logo, Glennís motor home will
be a welcome and appropriate addition for the 5th year celebration. His
work at installing a horn that plays ďBack Home Again in IndianaĒ is
purveyors of the finest smoked meats, may not make the trek this year,
but they have pledged several forms of support, including some
pre-smoked pulled pork. We hope they join us, but understand that
weddings and other family obligations can occasionally get in the way of
a great time.
As we get down to the wire, we ask that you sign up for our
mailing list here,
to ensure you keep up to date with the latest happenings of Camp and
Thanks for stopping by! We hope to see YOU at the corner of Camp and
Brew at the Indy Coke Lot in a few short weeks!