Support Our Troops Cruise Night Coverage
The highlight of the night was Ryan Rauscher showing up to this event. Ryan is the 17 year old son of my engine builder and friend good friend Michael of L&M engines. Ryan was in a terrible accident in January of 2005, and wasn't expected to live a day... He had severe brain injuries from this accident. When he showed up at the cruise, tears came to my eyes. Two years ago I introduced him to drag racing. He was the nicest kid in the world. I was almost speechless to see him walking around. He still needs a lot of mental therapy but it is a miracle that he's alive. This made the event one of the greatest for me personally.