September 19, 2003, after 28 years of retirement from flat track racing, I entered a VDTRA ("Vintage
Dirt Track Racing Association") National Event Short Track Race in Waco, Texas as a "Super Senior" over 60 rider. I
finished 5th in the Main Event and learned that same day Granddaughter, Taylor Arrington, then age 10 and living in
Tampa, Florida with her twin sister, Jordan and her parents, Mary and Carey Arrington, had been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic
Ewings ("Ewings Sarcoma"), one of the most severe of childhood cancers. Since then, until her passing, she battled
for her life with a bravery heros are made of.
When I made the decision to become no fool like an old fool and return to flat track motorcycle racing
some three decades after I retired because of old age (I was 34 then), I had no plan but to stay upright and keep the broken
bones to a minimum. However, since then, childhood cancer awarness has taken the seat and I race for those
striken as Taylor and the famlies who support them. So, when you view racing photos and text on this
website, know that I am given the strength and will to win from Taylor and the other young heros in her shoes.
DON'T BE SHY, SUPPORT CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN TO SUPPORT TAYLOR AND HER FAMILY.