A few days ago we posted part one of Mike Cradock’s personal memories of past World Championships starting out with Bangkok ’90 and ending with Las Vegas in 2000. We continue on to Uruguay ’02, finishing with Charlotte ’08 and a little personal send off from Mike. We’d like to thank Mike for his write-up, an entertaining yet totally unique account, it looks like 2008 might be his last Worlds due to the lack of spots, we hope it is not.
Punta del Este ’02 - Greg Degani [USA] – Kyosho / OS / Pro-Line
This was a long journey with a 5 hour stop over in Brazil, I saw Dallas there and he was looking for a way out to have a cigerette and Kanai having a massage to pass the time. When we finally landed in Uruguay there were only 3 planes on the tarmac, and all were full of racers – so you can imagine the chaos inside the airport as well as getting your hire car.
En route to Punta del Este there was some exciting driving on dirt tracks; trying to keep up with the Americans who knew the way, Pavidis was throwing coke bottles and coins at us and at about 70 MPH Kortz was giving us a love tap from behind! The track was good and was on an old runway where we parked with young boys helping us park, they would look after your car all day for the price of a pair of wheels or tyres!