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Larry Callahan
02-19-2012, 10:41 AM
Congratulations to Karl Dunn

Karl has won the RTTA "Spirit of the event" award and that comes with an automatic invite to the 2012 Optima Batteries Ultimate Streetcar Invitational.

Way to go Karl!

More... (http://www.facebook.com/ProTouringDotCom/posts/190655647706666)

shmoov69
02-19-2012, 09:17 PM
Congrats Karl! Did you burn the tires...and brakes of that thing?!? LoL!

Rod
02-19-2012, 09:47 PM
awesome job Karl!

TT302Z28
02-20-2012, 04:56 AM
Whoo hoo! Way to go Carl!

Jim Nilsen
02-20-2012, 05:13 AM
Congratulations Karl, Wish I could have been there to have fun and get you to have to go faster.

71duster
02-20-2012, 05:33 AM
good job karl! we need to hear the story!

wiedemab
02-20-2012, 05:56 AM
Congrats Karl.

I met Karl this past year at the Nashville event - - Super Nice guy! Well deserved.

Ron.in.SoCal
02-20-2012, 08:15 AM
good job karl! we need to hear the story!

x2! Congrats Sir...

SLO_Z28
02-20-2012, 09:49 AM
Is that the owner of Blu Balz?

02-20-2012, 10:22 AM
Yes! Karl has finally been outed on the Lat G.. He is the owner of "Blu Balz"

Congrats Karl!

https://static1.pt-content.com/images/pt/2011/11/IMG_1695-1.jpg


Is that the owner of Blu Balz?

JEFFTATE
02-20-2012, 01:45 PM
Congrats Karl ,
So , you didn't drive the mustang this time ??

dunnjun
02-20-2012, 03:33 PM
Thanks everyone! One of the things that I really like about our sport is how everyone supports each other, while we are all chasing our dreams. It was truly an honor to be selected at Run To The Alamo for the Spirit of the Event Award, and to get an Optima Challenge invitation.The Optima Invitational has been one of my goals ever since I first read about it. Thank you Bill, Yancy, and Brian for getting these events started in the first place, and now for taking them to the next level with the creation of the American Street Car Series. If it were not for the original " RUN TOs" there probably wouldn't be an OUSCI today. Thank you also to Jimi Day, the Optima people, and all the sponsors for putting on such an awesome event, and for giving me a chance to run over a video camera too.
:drive2:

dunnjun
02-20-2012, 04:40 PM
Congrats Karl ,
So , you didn't drive the mustang this time ??

Yeah Jeff I had the Mustang. I was supposed to be driving the Camaro, but it didn't show. cough cough
It probably wouldn't of helped anyway. It doesn't have rain tires either. ;)

Shmooz, I couldn't get anything warm much less burning like usual

Jim N. yeah then I could have shown you the perfect place to follow me off

Slo - Z Now that I'm out off the car closet. I guess I was just trying to lower the stress level of two overlapping builds by keeping BB quite. The funny thing is that the Gonzo Racing Blu Balz was ready to race, and Jason Huber at G-force Designs had the T/A virtually ready. Both of them are just bad a**, but neither was available. So I drive the Mustang down to Texas, and I end up getting the invite in a car that I have just been pounding on, learning, until the T/A was ready, that I had built with hopes of someday getting into Optima. Ain't life weird?

Thanks Brandon, Ron, Tim, Eric I appreciate it. It sure surprised me.

tommycomfort
02-20-2012, 04:53 PM
This is fun! It's like finding out that your friend Clark Kent is really Superman...

Mark -G-
02-20-2012, 07:07 PM
This is fun! It's like finding out that your friend Clark Kent is really Superman...

Congrats Karl !!!! Well stated Tom. Going to the BIG show! Awesome! I stumbled on this sun on FB. Sooo cool to hear about it. Well desreved. :smoke:

68redcamaro
02-20-2012, 08:06 PM
Well deserved!!!!! you will have so much fun!!!!

Flash68
02-20-2012, 08:08 PM
Very cool cars you have and congrats!

dunnjun
02-21-2012, 11:05 AM
This is fun! It's like finding out that your friend Clark Kent is really Superman...
LOL!!!! No Tom. It was you that was doing the flying last weekend. I was stuck in a wet phone booth.

Things that I hadn't previously associated with driving: looking for the dry line, dodging the puddles, driving off line, and my favorite crossing the river.

Thanks Dave. I wasn't trying to copy BMF, but I really like your car too! It makes multiple appearances on my screen saver! I was looking foward to running with you west coast guys at RTTC, but its during my sons spring break, and he and his buddies want to go skiing.

Hey Mark, going to the big show, ha,ha,ha, never would have thunk it.

Flash68
02-22-2012, 01:07 AM
Thanks Dave. I wasn't trying to copy BMF, but I really like your car too! It makes multiple appearances on my screen saver! I was looking foward to running with you west coast guys at RTTC, but its during my sons spring break, and he and his buddies want to go skiing.



Haha good stuff. And thank you Karl. That's nice to read. Bummer you won't make RTTC. But will see you somewhere soon and best of luck at Optima.

tazzz25906112
02-22-2012, 06:09 AM
A well deserving guy who is just a really a perfect fit for the award,,, understated, humble and truly a car guy to the core.... Congrats Karl

RS_Customs
02-22-2012, 06:54 AM
Very cool, Congrats Karl!

Robert

JEFFTATE
02-22-2012, 08:20 AM
Karl can drive !
Last year at The Midwest Musclecar Challenge , he was way out in front of me . When he finally did decide to let me catch him , and pass him , he stayed on my bumper the whole time . He said he was wanting to "watch my line " , but I think he was just being nice ... LOL . ( I was in my Z06 )

stage2ROUSH
03-10-2012, 07:18 PM
Congrats Karl !!! I rode with him at Rtth's last year awsome driver. and ummm yeah..... GO MUSTANG !!!!!!!!! so will you be driving the stang at Optima ??

dunnjun
03-11-2012, 04:31 PM
Congrats Karl !!! I rode with him at Rtth's last year awsome driver. and ummm yeah..... GO MUSTANG !!!!!!!!! so will you be driving the stang at Optima ??

Thanks Scott. Yeah I'll be driving the stang. Im not looking a gift horse in the mouth! The rules are the rules. Now I'm looking for some HP, some coil overs, and some wider rubber. I'm hoping to bring a little more to the dance. There are some serious cars and drivers at Optima, and last place is not an option! :-) Im getting a case of nerves, just thinking about it.