USAR: Satterfield qualifies for Championship Series

Don Satterfield and his Hawk Saw Blades Team members are prime examples of racers with toughness and durability. The Satterfield led team is one of approximately 9 or 10 teams that made every venue for the 2003 USAR Hooters Pro Cup Southern...

Don Satterfield and his Hawk Saw Blades Team members are prime examples of racers with toughness and durability. The Satterfield led team is one of approximately 9 or 10 teams that made every venue for the 2003 USAR Hooters Pro Cup Southern Division tour.

Like many of the groups that make up this series, Don, and his all volunteer crew have often burned the midnight oil preparing for the races. You see, Don and Darlene Satterfield own a small construction business. Don has worked and raced full time this year. They are just one example of a couple, there are many other teams like them, with plenty of other obligations to meet.

Most days begin very early for Don hard at work with a crew of men. During the course of a day you are likely to find the veteran race driver involved with many tasks and responsibilities of his business. At some point you will probably find him working from a ladder, directing helpers, making stops at several places, checking on past and prospective jobs, figuring bids, and going to the shop for materials. He also answers phone calls and questions practically the entire day concerning racing and his business.

There are many other racers and teams similar to Don Satterfield and the Hawk Saw Blades Team all across this great land of America. Those crews, drivers, and sponsors deserve a lot of credit for the job they do on and off the racetracks. Most work all day at regular jobs, spend half the night working on set ups and preparing for the next event. They also represent many of us, the average citizen, who love what they do and do what they love.

Finishing 12th in the points race is an accomplishment which the Hawk Saw Blades Team can be proud and hold their heads up .Of course they would like to have finished higher. All teams except the point's leader can say they same thing.

There were times during the year the team seemed stricken with bad luck. However, their love for racing, a desire to compete, toughness, and durability carried all the way to the last Southern Division event this past weekend. They and approximately 54 other teams are now qualified for the end of the year showdowns.

Work. That is what all groups will be doing now that the Championship Series is here. Satterfield reported transmission troubles at Hickory last week and dropped out after nine laps were completed.

Toll free numbers for the Shriner Hospitals in the United States and Canada have also been displayed on Satterfields number 1 car for approximately half the races this season.

Good luck and safe traveling to everyone involved in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series as the championship races are about to begin this week in Winchester.

Remember: Toughness and durability...#1

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