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post Jan 19 2022, 07:29 PM
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Many of you have been here for years and most of the long time crew knows Mitch Warren (MitchnTX). Mitch has been a long time member on here and LS1tech (among others) as well as a CMC racer, track day guy, motorcycle fan and all around amazing guy. Among racers he was a gentleman of the sport and the guy you wanted in your pits helping with setup and issues. I met Mitch on LS1tech many years ago. We were always in the same threads answering questions and helping guys with the same issues. Eventually, you get to be friends. And, when the racing gods are willing, you get to hang out occasionally. I met Mitch in person at a rest stop near the Ohio/Indiana border. He was in Indiana for work and was trying to get to the NASA Nationals event at Mid Ohio. I told him I'd come get him. His coworker dropped him at the rest area and I picked him up (making Mitch the only guy I've ever picked up at a rest stop (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rotf.gif) ). I called to say I was passing the rest area and would be right back after I turned around. Mitch said "I'm watching you go by right now, I was really hoping you'd actually show up". I pulled up and met Mitch as he tossed his luggage in the back of my Camaro and hopped in the passengers seat. He crashed at my place and we went to the track the next day to catch up with Glenn and the rest of the Texas (and frrax) crew. We spent a couple NASA Nationals together at Mid Ohio after that.

A few years later when I was in Texas for training for work, Geoff Burch (another original member here and CMC champion) loaned me his beater Ford Focus. That gave me wheels to get down to Mitch's place for an afternoon of helping Mitch and Glenn work on a fresh CMC car. I may have done as much harm as good that day, but I truly cherish the time I spent hanging out and building things that afternoon.

I was on the phone with Mitch when I found out that my neighbor passed away. I was in the middle of an engine swap and transmission upgrade in a Greenwood Sportwagon Corvette conversion with Racerdad916. Mitch and I talked at length about the friend I had just lost and how he was a larger than life kind of character that just left a giant hole in the world with his passing. Mitch genuinely wanted to learn about my friend, that's just Mitch.

It turns out, Mitch is the kind of guy who will leave another giant hole in the world with his passing. I am better for knowing him and we are all worse off without him.

Godspeed friend, you will be missed.
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post Jan 19 2022, 07:32 PM
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Was devastated when you told me earlier.
Mitch was an amazing and cool guy. Brings back so many great memories.
May he Rest In Peace
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post Jan 20 2022, 11:04 PM
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I didn't get a chance to know him. But I can tell he will be missed by many.
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post Jan 20 2022, 11:46 PM
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This is classic Mitch and it's hysterical.

http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/index.php?showtopic=8664

As is this:

http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/index.php?showtopic=13383

And:

http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/index.php?showtopic=12301

And:

http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/index.php?showtopic=10568

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post Jan 21 2022, 03:52 AM
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Who could forget Chester.
And Mitch encounter with your cat. He even posted a pic of Santa with a cat on his back
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post Jan 26 2022, 01:44 AM
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So sorry to hear this. He was full of knowledge and you could tell he was a hell of a guy
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post Jan 30 2022, 05:49 PM
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So sorry to hear about a loss to the CMC family. May he RIP and see you at that big track in the sky.
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post Feb 1 2022, 03:50 PM
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Sad. Hard to believe it was almost 14 years since the Chester vs Midnight saga. Godspeed, Mitch.

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post Feb 2 2022, 02:02 PM
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Dam. Never met him, but as others say, 'met' him on this, and other forums. He grabbed one of my wife's favorite sayings as his tag line.

Do a couple of donuts in heaven for me, sir!

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post Feb 3 2022, 05:02 AM
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Damn, sorry to hear of his passing. He was always fun on this board and a nice guy when I met him at Mid-O. RIP Mitch.
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