After 35 wonderful years of announcing the races at Thompson, it is a whole different experience to be able to just watch the competition from the stands. Thank you to all who have extended well wishes and friendship during my first season of retirement. It was an incredible career and I owe thanks to so many. A very special thank you to Donald Hoenig for his trust, confidence and support for more than three decades. It is important to me to also express my thanks to my coworkers, the competitors, media and the fans. All contributed greatly to the enjoyment I experienced.