In addition, they recruited customer Joe Gaffen of Anheuser-Busch to join their team.
When Rick Pierro, president of Superior Controls, found out about this addition to the Holmes team, he
countered by persuading Bob Konopacz of Raytheon to join Team Superior
.This immediately caused a mad dash by both teams to recruit the fastest customers in New England.
When the big day came, both teams assembled nervously at the starting line.However, Brain Hopkins&emdash;one of Superior's best runners&emdash;was stuck in traffic on his
long drive up from Boston.After parking in a back alley, dashing one-half mile down Elm Street, and joining his
teammates less than two minutes before the start of the race, Brian performed as Superior Controls' top runner, setting a personal best record.