Kenny Kopecky resignation announcement at WSMC
Editorial/Opinion as read Sunday, December 21, 2003 at the riders meeting:
Dear WSMC racers,
A song I have heard over the years has a line in it saying "...every new beginning starts with another beginnings end." When hearing it I think of the end of our season today, yet the beginning was seemingly such a short time ago. With the end of this season at hand, many of you are already looking forward to the opportunity for a new beginning in four weeks, yet first there will be the end to the 2003 season today with several class titles yet to be decided, as well as the top 10 overall and the final event race winners.
I'd like to thank all of you for your participation, not just at today's championship finals but throughout the year, and for many of you, throughout the entire history of WSMC. It was a new beginning 12 years ago this weekend in club racing here in California, and it's important to remember that WSMC has been a fantastic success because of each and every one of you.
I wanted to share with all of you directly that I have submitted my letter of resignation to Bill Huth and his children. Effective at the end of this month I will no longer be the manager of this program, and will be relocating to my hometown of San Diego to pursue other interests.
The biggest changes you will likely see are that for the new year the Willow Springs raceway people will be responsible for online services and information, and after the final newsletter of this season which I will produce this week next year's newsletters may look a little different.
It's my time for a new beginning, and with my confidence in the knowledgeable and vastly experienced WSMC event staff workers I believe that 2004 will be another great year of racing here at Willow Springs. I am pleased to note that I am not necessarily 'retiring' from the sport...as a matter of fact for the 13th straight year I have written my membership fee check and filled out all of those forms and will continue to be a licensed racer with all of you.
I also want to let all of you know, that while I have greatly enjoyed the competition, the greatest reward in my time working here for 12 years has been seeing so many of your smiling faces at the events. It has been a true pleasure to assist in providing a fun program for you to participate in, and I personally thank you all for your support. Our schools, assisting people with their riding, and meeting many of you and becoming friends will always be treasured memories.
I wish you all continued enjoyment and thrill in all your riding and racing, and I'll look forward to seeing you at racetracks in the future.
Thank you again, and my sincerest wishes to all of you for a safe and happy new year.