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You are who you surround yourself with…

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You are who you surround yourself with…
I feel and know I am who I am due to the fact that I’m surrounded by amazing people, my friends, family and all of the people I interact with, so first of all THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

I write this blog with a heavy heart and honestly tears running down my face because the world lost an amazing person that i consider a VERY good friend of mine. You might know him as the public knows him as a “JACKASS” but I know him as a great friend, partner to his lady Angie, brother and so much more…
He is seriously one of the funniest guys I know!
An avid car enthusiast, evidence by his BMW roundel tattoo, piston tattoos on his hands and his passion for cars…
He just recently acquired a Porsche GT3 that he loved and was stoked on driving it, that same car he crashed to his ultimate passing when he crashed in Pennsylvania. He and his friend died on the scene…

All I can think of is his laugh, his knack for amazing jokes and one liners hes always “trying out” and of course the loss that his put on so many of us…
I love you Ryan and miss you but we’ll always have the good times!

Here’s a couple pics of Ryan, my wife and his lady Angie over the years.

This was just a year ago, Hall & Oates concert in Maryland..
One of the best times EVER with so many of my great friends!
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This was the group that was there that awesome night!
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Couple years ago, got to tour Victory Brewing in West Chester, PA with Dunn…
Happy place & good times! Beer, bro and more…
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This was back in 2006, Ryan and his lady Angie came out to see us in AZ, we hit Sedona and took a helicopter ride that was AWESOME & HONESTLY one of the coolest and most awe inspiring things ive ever done, my wife was pregnant, with good friends and just beautiful scenery…
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So I say that with the tone that I’m so thankful for all of you that have surrounded me over the years, currently and in the future…
Please find humility, grace and strength, life is NOT all about YOU! It’s about everyone else and how it effects you…
I love all of my family & friends, thank you for being part of my life and helping me become, learn and understand who I am…

This past weekend was Formula Drift New Jersey, it was a great time and coincidentally I snapped alot of pics with some friends and faces around the paddock and the weekend…

PHX to JFK
1st class helps the trip go faster…
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Also good conversation with a cool guy, the lead singer for the Gin Blossoms Robin Wilson
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New York…
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Track bound on Thursday…
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The one the only Caesar Forsberg is in the building!
I love this dog!
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Linhbergh in his short shorts…
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Some people have been wondering and not judging at all if you are, but he has answer for ya…
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America!
JTP Formula Drift leader in the points championship
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Here’s Richie’s caricature that found himself everywhere at the event…
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Practice Day, Aasbo gets down!
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These 2 dudes, Larry Chen & Joe Ayala caught alot of attention this weekend with their VIRAL VIDEO hit called “STUCK”…
The video can be seen below, it’s awesome!
Congrats guys, it rips!
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These dudes, JacobChills & “Famous” James Kirkham livin in North Cacalaca, handsome dudes & good friends!
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I love Matt Powers helmet…
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Dennis Mertzanis & his Kenda Tires S14, smoking it up…
DMZ or Vanilla Spice regardless a good dude 7 we;ve been sharing convos alot lately
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Dinner with the Driftstrea, guys…
Tom (not pictured), Richie (in the wings) and Dan enjoying his glowing disco sushi…
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Qualifying day…
Boys watching…
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Mr. Jersey Streets and more importantly I DRINK GOOD BEER.Com Brian Casse…
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I have to assume homeboy is a Vaughn Gittin Jr. fan with the Monster M, RTR and Falken logo…
Boom!
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Dai…
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Powers…
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Jose and Montana showing off their Incipio cases so proudly…
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Mr. Ryan Sage enjoying his cool treat!
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SO Mother Nature whooped our asses!
Seriously hurricane type winds ripped through the paddock, this was after the gnarliness..
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Check out the Need For Speed booth…
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Of course it wouldn’t be my blog if I didn’t have BEER in it!!!!!
IBA…
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Is this Formula Drift or Formula Surf, look at this crew! Solid!
So pitted!
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RAD!
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RV shades 7 my boy Baye down below. haha
Didn’t see him til I reviewed these pics haha
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This is my long time friend since like 97 or 98 or so, GREAT DUDE, GREAT FRIEND!
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The paddock was packed!
This is only one side, WE WERE SOLD OUT! Literally no more people allowed in!
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JR & I!
See ya soon buddy!
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Intros!
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One of my best friends since elementary school, love him like a brother!
Thanks for coming out and bringing the whole family!
Love you brother!
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Mrs. GSD emmulate Emily and her boyfriend Neil Armstrong…
Can you say Power couple!
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Aasbo & I, Hold Stumt…
Gatebil is gonna be a blast!
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I hold EVERY SINGLE TROPHY BUT I don’t get to keep them, bummer!
haha
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Congrats Conrad & Dai…
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Will of Will’s Car Cast, good dude, keep bangin away buddy!
Rocking DSTROYR!
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Forsberg and I looking for one of his cameras and found a bunch of body parts, like a drift car graveyard…
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Him and I rocking our SE Bikes…
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Party dude…
Larry & Tommy…
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DMZ…
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No sleep til PHX…
Stayed up all night with a 645AM flight out of JFK and I run into my friend Timothy McGurr better known as 13th Witness, good dude, full of talent…
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Friends and family, OLD & NEW YOU MAKE ME WHO I AM, THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU…
YOU ALL CREATE ME, MAKE ME AND SURROUND ME WITH WHAT YOU DO…
GOOD, BAD OR OTHERWISE, IT’S UP FOR ME TO DECIDE IF I WANT THAN TIN MY LIFE AND I DO…
THANK YOU AND LOVE YOU!

5 Responses to You are who you surround yourself with…

  1. Those pics of Ryan Dunn are haunting considering what has happened. I just saw Jackass 3.5 too. That really is a shame.

  2. Yogi

    Great words & my condolence to you, his friends, family & loved ones.

    Definitely one of my favorite jackass, Foreal. rip

    FD coverage always awesome

  3. Mark Arcenal

    RIP Ryan..

  4. Well said. Stay up bro. Condolences to you and his family and friends.

  5. Ryan was a cool cat and had to the chance to hang out for him and Bam parents in the Toyo Tires booth at the OC Car Show back in 2005. Sorry for your lose bro as feel for you. I drove by the scene on Wednesday on my way our to Philly and cool to see all the flowers and love for the guy. He was one of us, our age, and into the scene just like you and me. It’s a lose but we must learn a lesson by all of this. Before you hop behind the wheel with some beers in you and want to haul ass, THINK TWICE! Remember, Ryan….

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