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#249286 - 06/06/12 01:09 PM Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey  
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Well boys, we got ourselves a big duel next week at this yearís Great Texas.

Mighty John Casey, from Orlando, Fl, is coming to the Great Texas determined to show that he is not only the king of distance racing in Florida but also Texas. John Casey is three time winner of the Tybee 500. He also has a few other big wins to boot including two US Multihull Championships (Alter Cup).

John Tomko is ready for the fight. This is his home turf and is ready to defend his title. Tomko has won the Great Texas six times and he is hungry for his seventh victory.

Tomko and Casey have been battling each other for years on the race course. They went head to head in the 2002 Worrell 1000 with Casey coming out on top with a third place finish and Tomko with a fifth place finish.

Again, they went head to head in the 2005 version of the Great Texas. However, broken parts, weeds, and renegade pushers all kept both competitors out of first and let Dave Mimlitch and Ian Billings slip in ahead of Casey (in second) and Tomko (in third).

So, it is now 2012. Both are hungry for this fight. Whoís going to win? Is it going to be Casey or Tomko (or maybe just maybe someone else will pull the surprise win this year)?

This fight will be shown live at the www.gt300.com. Live Streaming starts at 9:30 am central on June 13th. Donít miss it!

Steve

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#249287 - 06/06/12 01:23 PM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: Steve_Piche]  
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I'll bet John wins.


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#249290 - 06/06/12 02:54 PM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: Steve_Piche]  
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What boats are they sailing?

#249295 - 06/06/12 03:56 PM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: orphan]  
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Originally Posted by orphan
What boats are they sailing?


JC I'm assuming is going to be on the Cirrus R.
Tomko is on the C2.

I too am putting my money on John.


I'm boatless.
#249306 - 06/06/12 08:01 PM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: Steve_Piche]  
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Is Chris racing? Green that is.

I've got money on him to place. (doesn't that mean top 2 in horses?)

O/W, it's Tomko all the way, he knows where the shortcuts are! ;-) . His wife Tiffany once crewed for me in RedFish Reach Regatta in Galveston Bay on my old Frankenboat N6.0 . That's before they were married, Way before.

Then it's JC to Show (top 3?)


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#249328 - 06/07/12 08:21 AM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: Todd_Sails]  
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Chris Green is on the bench this year with a new baby on the way.
You're right, though, this race can be quite technical with reading the conditions and deciding which path to take. It's much more than a "follow the leader speed parade". Boat speed and tactics go hand in hand for a top place finish. I rarely get the two of them to work for me in this race...or any other.


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#249334 - 06/07/12 09:18 AM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: Steve_Piche]  
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Casey - as if there's any doubt.

#249345 - 06/07/12 03:49 PM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: ThunderMuffin]  
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Originally Posted by Undecided
Casey - as if there's any doubt.


Amen brother.


"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
Isak Dinesen
If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
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#249347 - 06/07/12 04:01 PM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: Steve_Piche]  
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This fight will be shown live at the www.gt300.com. Live Streaming starts at 9:30 am central on June 13th. Donít miss it!


Will you be flying in JDub to do the interviews?

#249351 - 06/07/12 04:57 PM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: David Parker]  
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Originally Posted by David Parker
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This fight will be shown live at the www.gt300.com. Live Streaming starts at 9:30 am central on June 13th. Donít miss it!


Will you be flying in JDub to do the interviews?


That's the word on the skreet.
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We will be streaming the Great Texas Live at gt300.com and on our Live
Steaming Channel at www.justin.tv/greattexas300. A complete schedule
of the broadcasts is given below.

We have estimated finish time broadcasts as the actual time of
broadcasts are subject to weather conditions. We will update this
list and Facebook page with better estimates during the day of each
leg. (Check here or www.facebook.com/greattexas300.)

John Williams and Jeremy Leonard will be doing the broadcasts. Prior
to the start at 10 am, John and Jeremy will have interviews with the
sailor along with an analysis of the upcoming day.

Live Streaming Schedule (all times central):

Monday, June 11, 8-9 pm: Pre-Race Interviews and Analysis
Wednesday, June 13, 9:30 am - 10:15: Leg 1 Analysis and Start at 10
am
Wednesday, June 13, TBD (est 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm): Leg 1 Finish
Thursday, June 14, 9:30 am - 10:15: Leg 2 Analysis and Start at 10 am
Thursday, June 14, TBD (est 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm): Leg 2 Finish
Friday, June 15, 9:30 am - 10:15: Leg 3 Analysis and Start at 10 am
Friday, June 15, TBD (est 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm): Leg 3 Finish
Friday, June 15, 8:00 pm, Race Analysis
Saturday, June 16, 9:30 am - 10:15: Leg 4 Analysis and Start at 10 am
Saturday, June 16, TBD (est 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm): Leg 4 Finish
Saturday, June 16, TBD (est 8:30 pm): Awards


"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
Isak Dinesen
If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
E. B. White
#249383 - 06/08/12 11:41 AM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: Team_Cat_Fever]  
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That's totally palpable


Jay

#249405 - 06/09/12 07:23 PM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: Team_Cat_Fever]  
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Only cause he is from my neck of the woods.... JC, the man.

Last edited by arbo06; 06/09/12 07:23 PM.

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#249418 - 06/10/12 07:31 PM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: waterbug_wpb]  
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
That's totally palpable


Love it!


"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
Isak Dinesen
If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
E. B. White
#249419 - 06/10/12 08:00 PM Re: Great Texas Duel: Tomko versus Casey [Re: Team_Cat_Fever]  
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uuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhuuuuuuuuuh/!


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