Posted by Frank Santistevan on Thursday, July 17, 2003
I met Mark a couple of years ago at the Prescott Forest Rally. What a nice guy. Then last year at Pikes Peak and Houghton. Then finally at Pikes Peak again a couple of weeks ago.
I have heard many words used to describe Mark: Gentleman, champion, class act, classy, professional. All of them positive, never anything negative. What a legacy.
Mark took the time at Pikes Peak this year to sit with my wife and I and talk about his career just like we were old friends. I feel this is now extra special.
When he came down from the mountain, the smile and his and Roger's face was incredible. Truly proud of his work and very happy with it.
I did not know Roger as well, but felt like he was just as approachable and just as professional.
I will miss meeting Mark and Roger at the rallys and will always appreciate what they brought to the sport here in America.
My thoughts and prayers are with their families. Vaya con Dios hermanos.
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