Gidleys Grab the Win!

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This past Saturday, Memo and his Mom, Mary, took his 35’ Elliott 1050 sailboat “Basic Instinct” and grabbed the win in the annual SSS Corinthian Yacht Club Double Handed race held in the San Francisco Bay.  The CYC SSS race is open to a maximum of two people per boat for the 18 mile course.  It is a popular race with 140 sailboats and teams to show their stuff with a very limited amount of crew doing the work. Memo …Continue reading

Celebrate “Memo Back Driving Day”!

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Racing star Memo Gidley announced today that he will be back driving go-karts next Sunday, February 12th, at Sim Raceway Kart track at Sonoma Raceway.  Memo is planning to make his first laps since his horrific accident during the 2014 24 Hours of Daytona race. “I have been waiting for what seems like an eternity to get that OK from my doctors, and most recent back surgeon that I was healed and could go back to doing the things I …Continue reading

Gidley to Make Highly Anticipated Return to Daytona

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Popular sports car racer Memo Gidley is returning to Daytona International Speedway this week, three years after he was injured in a heavy crash during the third hour of the 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Gidley and his wife, Mari, are attending the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, as guests of IMSA. Gidley will participate in a media availability on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Daytona International Speedway media center, and also plans …Continue reading

Two More Surgeries, But Focused on the Future

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Hi Everybody.  Frankly, to me, it seems like a broken record every time I update my friends about another surgery.  Did I say surgery?  I meant surgeries (2)!  Trust me, I am not addicted to having surgeries. It sounds bad – and it is – but the goal is to get back to doing many of the things I love to do, and doing these things with my friends and family.  I also really appreciate everybody’s continued support. Other than …Continue reading

Gidley gets sixth surgery

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Hi Everybody, It has been a year since I’ve given an update on what life has been like post Daytona crash, 2014. Before I do this, I want everybody to know that I appreciate so much all the thoughts, calls, emails etc., from people because it is a BIG help with my motivation which helps me to heal and to recover.  I wish I was able to respond to all the messages I have received.  But please know how much …Continue reading