: Was that your first drag race at Orange County? Were you a spectator before that? How'd you get hooked?

MR: Actually, as a kid my dad took me out to San Fernando Dragway with his '65 Mustang. That was my first experience, and then racing at LACR in the very early '80s, that's when I started going out there with friends. Uh, Terminal Island, I loved Big Willy's place, it was fun. We did that in the early '80s as well, up until I think the mid '80s, Big Willy's place out at Terminal Island. So I've always been around drag racing since I was a little kid, probably one year old.

: Do you have any drag racing heroes?

MR: Uh, well. Good question. There's so many. I’d say, Bob Glidden.  I always liked his operation because it was “Ma and Pa” racing the car before the big corporate world pretty much took over.  I also had a NASCAR hero, which was Alan Kulwicki.  He was the same type of guy. He was the kind of guy that could take nothing, they said he couldn't do it, and then he did it. Just like Bob Glidden. They said he could never do it, and obviously up until a few years ago he was the winningest driver in the NHRA.

: What inspired you to start the PSCA?

MR: One of my Mustangs. We race heads up, and there were a few classes here on the West Coast, one in Arizona, one in California, where I could race my car. I got to race it one or two times a year, and then the following year the organizations had closed up. I went to lunch with a couple of my friends after a couple of these had closed up, Manny Figueroa, Doug Sikora and I'm sitting there complaining to them saying, "I can't believe I put all this money in my car to make it fit this class and now there's no place for me to run."  So then one of them. I forget which one, maybe it was both of them. Actually, I think it was Doug, he goes, "Why don't you just start your own?" I went home that night and Manny Figueroa came over to my house, we drew up a logo, and that's how the PSCA started.

: What's your ultimate goal for the PSCA?

MR: Our ultimate goal is to have successful races, obviously, safe successful races. We don't have to be the biggest - we just want to be the best. We provide a great place for racers to come out to race. This year we have a new car show series sponsored by Lucas Oil, in which we're trying to give the spectator who comes out to watch us something else to do. Because there will be oil downs, we know that. So if we can give them more of a Manufacturer's Midway, a car show to give fans something to do, we can keep our fans coming back.

: You worked on the race crew with Carl Weisinger in at the World Street Nationals in Orlandoputting on his races. How did that come about?

MR: I worked for the NMRA and I worked a race in Orlando back in… '92, I think it was, and I talked to Carl at that time. Carl and I struck up a friendship, and then that following year he asked me if I'd come and (Nothing personal Carl!) be his grunt. I started out as his tech and working the racetrack, and then he figured out I had a knack for parking people, so I became the “Master Parker” for the Orlando Street nationals for six consecutive years up until last year.