This is the Statt Mann Baby. It's time to Scatt a little bit.

It’s hard to win in any kind of competition. Winning a motor racing competition is especially hard because there are so many variables from the other people on the track to the potential of car failure itself.

That’s why I so appreciate people who fight through adversity to win. NASCAR driver Tony Stewart won his second championship, in fact, when he didn’t quit after a crash in a 2005 Chase race at Charlotte. Getting back in the race and “running for points” gave him an additional 35, his ultimate Championship margin.

This weekend some friends battled a laundry list of problems with their car. They had engine problems, fuel injection problems, ignition problems, tire problems. Their brakes would disappear on every stage and this went on for three-fourths of the two-day event.

I know some would get out and quit. But Lauchlin O’Sullivan, his co-driver Scott Putnam and their crew fought until the car was fast and they went on to win their class nearly reaching the overall podium with a charge in the last three stages.
For a time they outran a former Polish and European rally champion stage after stage after stage.

The message? Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up. Where have I heard that before?