Meeting Patrick Dempsey as Race Grand Marshal

My family and I had the most memorable experience when a good friend of ours for many years, Shelly Cates, asked if we could make it to the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) sports car race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 4th.

Shelly’s husband Greg is Team Manager for Dempsey Racing, a top sports car racing team owned by none other than the actor Patrick Dempsey who happens to be a pretty good race car driver too.

The idea of having a fun day at the track and hopefully meeting “McDreamy” himself would have been just fine but then Shelly also asked if I would do the honors of being the Grand Marshal for the day!

After a lot of thought – about .005 seconds – I screamed “YES!”…

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[NOTE: Excerpt taken from A Day to Remember and an Experience of a Lifetime on]

Hi there! My name is Matt, and I ran the full Columbus Marathon on October 21st, 2012 on behalf of my good friend Lindsay. See her story HERE.

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