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"randy lanier" Discussed on Past Gas

Past Gas

13:33 min | 1 year ago

"randy lanier" Discussed on Past Gas

"Lanier's car and the Ford was pretty obvious. Linear was driving a small blue fifties. Porsche speedster Mr. With a Bolton Roll Cage and at one point is completely covered in rust pretty ratty looking car The small four cylinder Porsche had nothing in terms terms of either power or style compared to the V eight powered open-wheel Ford Racer parked next to him. We'll be right back with more of this story but I I ordered from our sponsors lanier had always loved the aesthetic of open wheel racing and hope to someday Dr One himself self will little did he know he would okay. So here's the thing about Randy Lanier. He's from Florida right Florida Guy. I've lived in Florida. I know what these guys sir. Yep We Jeremiah. One of Jameis from Florida. Yeah this is a lot like Jeremiah. I'm imagining him now as Jeremiah. Oh yeah probably not as tall probably not. Yeah my six five tall so Rainey's from Florida. So he liked to. Do you know Florida Dude stuff like to kill time before races. He would do wheelies on his four wheeler in the pit and after a few minutes of doing some loud and sick wheelies the driver of the Formula Ford and his father exited their trailer and confronted him. They claim that Lanier was disturbing that he used in the pits. What a Formula Ford thing to say? What a nerd? Little Delano we know or care for that matter was that the driver of the Ford was none other than John. Paul Junior and his father. You guessed it John Paul senior both of of whom were absolute racing royalty at the time. Another thing randy didn't know was that the Paul's had little operation nation. Other own going on talk about that a little later in one thousand nine hundred one randy made his IMSA. Gt Series debut in the nineteen eighty-one. Daytona Tony Finale partnering up with Dale Whittington One of three WHITTINGTON brothers they finished thirtieth overall not not a great big the following season. He raced in the twenty four hours of Daytona as a member of the North American racing team driving their Ferrari But before that race teammate. desharnais Wilson said Randy was unfit to. Dr Wilson. Claimed he had seen randy acting nervously and radically in the pits but lanier was still allowed drive. He probably should've though because eighteen hours into the race. Randy took the wheel up to this point. The team had been holding the race and a solid third third-placed position not bad but almost immediately randy drove the car off the course into the green and total the suspension taking the team out of the race completely despite that the North American racing team they were pretty forgive and forget about it And he was invited to race multiple races scoring his first INSA finish with a third place victory at the mid Ohio six hours. I've been to that courses beautiful. I want to go there. It's good rainy. Skills were improving with every race. He had impressed the bosses that body and was invited to drive for Ferrari at the twenty four hours of the mall in one thousand nine hundred mile. That's pretty big deal. Yeah a year later later he was invited back for the twenty four hours of Daytona and play second lanier started racing later in life. Defying expected norms that to become a race car driver. You you had to train from the minute you get behind the wheel of a car and have to be best friends with your dad. Unlike traditional racers land your head joined on a whim as as an impulsive decision and to seek an adrenaline rush and discovered. Hey Man I'm pretty good at this people. Ask me whether I wished I'd gotten into race in ten years earlier. I I mean I guess but I was just happy that found the passion. This kind of gives me a little bit of hope. You know 'cause like I love racing. Yeah love driving driving fast on track But you know till I get to those higher levels it Kinda does seem like you gotta be best friends with your best friends. Did your dad like kind of an introverted of sorts. In this day it seems like in order to be a race car driver. Not only do you have to come from rich parents but you have to come from the rich kind of parents who will drive all over the country with you kn- every weekend To race car. Yeah so the fact that he did so well now in his late twenties million okay. I think it's crazy. Who else started really late? Tanner Faust really didn't start driving until he was in college. No way yet. Yeah you could do it man. Sweet Lanier's racing career was taking off. He was being invited by teams from all over the world to dry for them but driving was not the only career of his that was flourishing in fact Hughes making quite a name for himself in Colombian smuggling rings feel like. That's a place. You don't WanNa make yourself you know like even if you WanNa be successful in a Colombian drug smuggling ring that you don't want to be call it. Oh Oh you know randy. Oh Yeah. Rain deal smuggle the jugs hers. You Wanna be called like it'll Kuopio like you want like like a nickname or something. Well it'd be your nickname. How do you? How do you say lemon pepper in Spanish? You don't Know How do you say Cobra in Spanish. Yeah I I would be Kentucky Goethe Shoot L. Kentucky that's okay in one thousand nine hundred. Two Linear received a promotion in that Colombian drug smuggling ring. He was no longer a middleman distributor attributed or runner he can now purchase that Wacky Tabacchi directly from the source himself drastically improving his own profits. Soon is outfit was expanded. His trawler had been turned into two trawlers. And then he bought some tugboats and then a barge for those tugboats push His single boat operation China had grown and his vehicle inventory had become an armada of drug transports yet a fleet. He had a fleet. Naturally his proudest move was the parts he discovered that by hollowing out a barge he could pack it to the Brim with Colombian gold. While customs agents would be oblivious. Hey why are you pushing his empty barge across the ocean now They would cut open the ballast tanks. Pack them with marijuana and re well them shut pretty clever. The marijuana was packed in watertight packaging. So they could fill the remaining space in the tank with water that way if agents did check the tanks although it fine line is Saudi. Saudi Brandy Brandy water. That's pretty smart. Ms Pretty smart crazy dude a barge of weed. It's a lot of. Yeah with like a tugboat push. And all the time like he's still flying all over the world racing how much what do you think he fucked a lot now so much. Let me see what he looks like. Google how much that Randy Lanier yet I did. He's fucking cool looking. Yeah he's a he's a good looking. Dude yeah this dude smashed so much Scott that cool eighties early nineties mustache. Gosh Yeah Yeah Flavor Sabre to look at him in this picture. He's doing yoga poses a yoga. Now I guess anyway. I just want to remind signed everyone that all this was happening at the same time as Pablo Escobar's cocaine operation in America. Customs agents were high customs agents. Burt Vert yeah they probably were customs. Agents were on high alert. The war on drugs had just begun everywhere. You looked new. Creative method was being discovered to smuggle it'll jugs into the US and Randy Lanier's operation was no exception even during interviews today. Lanier is still obviously visibly proud of of what he had accomplished with the barge he says shipments would routinely exceed one hundred thousand pounds. Oh my God of Sweet Sweet Dana Nooks Baby. And while he was nowhere near as prevalent as Escobar's billion dollar cocaine empire he was still making money faster Mr than he could launder it. The first barge sailed up New York's East River and docked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Linear was present in a rental car for the big debut of his new scheme team. The barge arrived in the harbor. Ed Gas. I'm glad you're here. I got an idea. The barge arrived in the harbor with over a hundred thirty thousand pounds of Colombian gold when the ballast tanks were cut open. It revealed stacks of marijuana over two stories tall worth millions. That's a lot of wheat. He was one of the few traffickers. Bolden cocky enough to transport a shipment of that size into the US directly under officials noses. Yeah he's in the Navy Yard. Yeah Yeah how do you get it out. I don't know that's a lot of baggies. That need it'd be putting butts we're GONNA case you're all of it but really yeah we got keystone getting my rental car. I think he there's Listen I'm the frigging criminal gene. How about you just list nil daddy and I'll make you rich all right? I guess he's got a point Ear Now I got all these balloons and you're gonNA put all this marijuana hundred thirty thousand pounds of in little tiny balloons and you've gotta shove it up your you little man back shove it up your back mouth. I don't ever want to hear you say back again. To celebrate breaking one hundred thousand pounds hounds Lanier did something that all business owners do so call. He made personalize hats with the one hundred cloth embroidered on it on top. So that lenders bookkeeper dubbed the New Enterprise. The company sounds so mysterious hats. Yeah Hey boys I got you all these hats they say look on the back it says smuggled one hundred thirty thousand pounds of Colombian Gold Into New York Navy the harbor 'cause there's a cop right over there As soon as he returned to Florida from New York he began funneling money into his newest racing operation blue thunder race and in Nineteen eighty-four Lanier partnered with the trio of brothers. He had met years earlier. Don Bill Bill and Dale Whittington Lanier and Dale had raised years earlier when he was just premiering on the scene. I remember him racing is expensive. Like really really really expensive. In fact there's a term that's like if you WANNA turn a large fortune into a small one try auto racing. The investment required is absolutely absolutely insane. Whether it's in a pit crew recent hardware and design or even just transporting the car from the track track. It's very very expensive. It's not cheap deep at all but lanier's team always seemed unfazed by this. I never had a budget no-expenses-spared it's just like me go to Taco Bell. One thousand nine hundred eighty four is when lanier's auto racing career really flourished okay James. During the season he cut his drug runs to maybe four or five a year instead choosing to handle distribution just like any import business really steph. Come off the boat get loaded on Chuck's we'd have Warehouses all over the country drug smuggling forced him to lead separate lives and he wasn't happy about that. It was like leading double lives. A whole bunch of betrayal in lies is I tried to hide it from my guys. Vested could in disguise kept it all separate from there is oh I didn't WanNa be thinking about Jason when I was running. I couldn't be thinking about grass when I was racing. That's hard to do. It's like a johnny cash song. I mean it was like leading double lives whole trail and laws. Try to hide it from Micheals Best I could from there is kept it. All separate. Didn't think about racing rogue running and I couldn't be thinking about grass wherein our woes racing and pretty good things on the track. He kept win races and more and more money was being funneled into the team. One driver remarked. I don't know where the hell these thunder guys came from. But they're only race team where everyone in the pick. Who wears a rolex? Why don't we have a rolex to try to keep up with the incredible? That guy sounds like a real square. Yeah you can't wear Rolex lie to you Daryl. That the week don't so so since racing is so expensive Teams normally have giant sponsor logos that they have on their car but the blue thunder racing team had none of those Lanier was beating large sponsored teens with only the logo of a local theme restaurant on on his car at times..

"randy lanier" Discussed on Past Gas

Past Gas

16:26 min | 1 year ago

"randy lanier" Discussed on Past Gas

"Five hundred drivers hurled their open wheel race cars around the two and a half mile oval at speeds. Well over two hundred miles per hour randy lanier. There was one of them when the race was over Randy came in tenth place not bad for a guy who had started racing only three years before but there was something different sprint about Randy's car unlike his competition his car wasn't plastered with corporate title sponsors like Budweiser Pennzoil Randy paid for his racing. Another way who hint hint the car just said cocaine on the aside welcome to passed gas donut media. Hey guys welcome to the pass. podcast you like passed gas. Please help us grow by giving us a good rating and a nicer view on the podcast platform of your choice. Really help us out and I really shit so thank you all right now for the show. We say this every time record like doing the podcast is like our favorite. It's a it's like a friend we record on Friday. It's out of the Office for in a studio. We always go to lunch afterwards. And it's like a fun Friday vibe. We Got Colby be in the studio today. Kobe the editor of speed and podcast And then we got Philippi. Shooting today. Philippa directs bumper to bumper and we have our producer extraordinaire Christina here as well so it's like a family affair can't wait to go to high period public and eats Lemon pepper wings after this. How they get to the James All right cool man just like go do it? And then we get them lemon. Pepper's baby I'm like the forefront of your mind. I might drop lemon pepper way in this today. We are talking about a really crazy story. This nuts it's a one party on a guy named Randy Lanier one of the most promising rookie drivers of the nineteen eighties. He's also one of the largest drug traffickers in US history All in all he smuggled a total of six hundred thousand pounds. Sounds of marijuana into this country and He was a very prolific kingpin. That is so sick racecar driver slash smuggler. How old was this? Did he started smuggling when he was. I think twenty and we dropped that number six hundred thousand pounds. Like when you're twenty years old Um you dealing drugs at a high school parking lot and it's a little different man. This guy had a sick job on top of it. Yeah professional racecar driver slash pot dealer slash boat rental business owner. Yeah I bet this dude had the six pager. It's like gold play. It's like I don't even know what the I mean was just having a pager cool in the eighties yet. That was front. I had a pager my freshman year in high school Dan yet but yes so late. GotTa find a phone. My Dad just texted me nine one one and I remember an elementary school. Speaking of young drug dealer. There is a kid who Last night Chris. He claimed that he sold another kid. A bag of weed but it was like eraser shavings in a bag and the kid is stupid and it's not even the right color it was like fourth grade. We didn't know all right. Our sources for this week are a couple articles. There's Randy Linear Indycar car driver and drug smuggler by L. John Wartime in the sports illustrated. And we'd racer the unlikely rise in epic fall of Florida's Marijuana I wanNA smuggling kingpin by Damon Table or in rolling stone. Great all right. Let's get into the story of Randy Lanier the weed racer yes. Yeah Oh Randy. Lanier was born in Lynchburg Virginia on September. Twenty second nineteen fifty four. His family moved to Broward County Florida when he was thirteen. There were few things a good old boy such as randy loved more than pot. He would frequently sneak out of school just ahead to the beach and smoke smoke. Do by the age of fifteen. He was selling pot to his classmates. Even after he dropped out of high school he would continue to sell to his. GED Randy would say honestly. I didn't even think about it as drug dealing it was just a way. Okay for me to smoke without having to pay for Kumon tally. When did you first smoke? Pot Yeah Probably fourteen fourteen I think at that point I was too afraid of it because like there is on on my way to school. There is a tunnel that went under a freeway. Go through and like that's where like the the Estonians of the burnout so by smoke and they all kind of frightened me a little bit rightfully so they were kind of rough kids but I I it was never about that in high school. I thought like I think looking back on. It was pretty like dude intervene. Kinda like weird. I couldn't wait to smoke pot. Yeah Yeah I would've smoked pot way earlier if I were popular enough to have any friends. Yeah like years later I realized tons of kids I knew were smoking weed and they were like totally cool but it was just like those tunnel. Kids'll uh-huh scared me away from it is the first time I smoked was in college On top of a parking garage that was across the street from our dorm And of course like it was out of an apple. Of course yeah I think everybody's I Branches out of an apple and of course it didn't have any effect act on me and then the second time it did me and my boy tyler went back to our dorm room and we did freestyle raps over McNamara. She's a few hours. That's that's the way to do it. It was very sick. I mean when I was a kid like we'd culture was just so much it was just painted in such a different way. Yeah you know like it's fly out of lax with weed in your pocket. They were like we don't care some of these stores. La Look like the frigging apple store like men and it's crazy and it's like it's very convenient and you don't. You don't feel weird about buying pot but I feel like I definitely like missed out on like that. Like illicit elicit like. Yeah I used to smoke such crappy pot but the fact that there are people making billions of dollars off a weed right now and still people serving life sentences for possession national or selling is a huge problem that we should address maybe an another another day on another episode pats anyway it by the age of Nineteen Randy began working for construction company where he continued to sell it. Because he's not only a jug. Dili's Kinda just like a lazy like he's he jug dealer because like I don't know who's round man overtime it's clientele grew increasing the size of orders as well as prophets as sports illustrated. PUT IT in time. Joints turned into Baggies baggies. Turned into bag bags turned into bricks. rix became bales ails sales of a push. teed Johnston the BAGGIES. I can't do it slow anyway. Now it's hard. He's very good to the one thousand nine year. Old Randy drug dealing was the most promising opportunity yet he said. Let's just say I was definitely making more money. Then I made Neilan boards all day. I believe one of his last purchases on his first I just want to point out. How like good? This dude is at just sound clips. Yeah you know like yeah. Very romantic quotes. Yeah yeah one of his first purchases with his newfound wealth was a twenty seven foot magnum sports speedboat. He purchased for eighteen grand. Initially the boat was only. I used recreationally. He would jump waves and just you know cruise around there but before long an associate recommended he put that boat vote into quote commercial. Use like selling ice cream from the boat. James I doubt it. Oh I looked up these magnum votes This speedboat in particular is like so cool yeah just long as hell low fast. They're sick this guy's cool and and just like that Randy lanier move from being a low level drug dealer to a mid level trafficker in the timing. Couldn't have been better It it was the early nineteen seventies. It was a smuggler's Paradise Man. It was like the pirate days trafficking into the US specifically really from Columbia was still unknown. Threat that would soon become one of the biggest drug crazed sees in US history and a new exotic strain of marijuana called Colombian Colombian gold was being grown on Colombia's Guajira peninsula and it was beginning to flood the American black market. The arrival of Colombian gold fueled fueled a boom in America. Known as La Bonanza meeting. Better the mayor which loosely translates into the marijuana. Bonanza guys we gotTA Marijuana Bonanza Hands. Of course Florida was the best place to import such a large amount by the early eighties. About three quarters of the United States marijuana supply originated from Columbia Razi in his first mission. He he went to the Bahamas to pick up one ton of marijuana. So you're gonNA see like yeah I'm going to grab my boat to the middle of the ocean and pick pick up a ton of pot two thousand pounds a week it's crazy Randy showed up to these specified coordinates in the middle of the ocean and another other. Bigger boat would pull up next to them and the the we yeah. What's up guys like? And they transferred all the bales from the big boat into the whole of Randy's speedboat and then he would get the hell out of there all right thanks town to go back toot sweet right. I picture him just like wearing a cowboy like no shirt gene short. I'm imagining as not to become a in in the story from now. Yeah I think that's a good way to imagine This this technique was super common speedboats. Like Randy's were fast enough to evade the long long arm of the law and it wasn't difficult for smugglers to slip up the intercoastal waterway and hide a labyrinth of Florida swamps. According to a report one trafficker could earn a return investment of around one hundred fifteen percent so it made sense for randy to do this with a speedboat and naturally after you know I mean it sounds like this is like trying to get people to do it which they probably were you can get a return of one hundred and fifty. Why don't you come to this lunch at the Holiday Inn? And I'll I'll tell you all about a way that you can get up to one hundred and fifteen percent return on your investment with one Boron. We'll even Lisa the boat. Yeah very reasonable reasonable interest rates. Naturally ready was hooked. He did this trip. He did this kind of trip often. In spite of risks linear loved tempting fate eight and living on the edge of disaster for Kenny loggins lurk he had multiple close calls including one time almost sinking his boat as it was way down down so much by marijuana despite everything he frequently alluded capture by the US coastguard and received a twenty five percent. Cut of his delivery. Delivery seems like a lot. I mean he's taking all the risks to me. That's I guess he was just like a runner yes he wasn't dealing to the public anymore. Now he's there's like a guy from the ocean is a post mates for we. Yeah in a in a way. Yeah do you post Manson anymore. I use post meets way too much. I try to be waste free But you know sometimes you just you just want to pack of EMINEM. I know in one thousand nine hundred ninety six at the age of twenty two Lanier married his high school sweetheart. Pam uh-huh with her help. He opened a jet ski and boat rental shop near Fort. Lauderdale as a front to launder the money and present an air of legitimacy gene under the guise of a boat rental shop he soon purchased a sixty five foot trawler. I looked. I looked up with these are trawlers are basically really big boats votes There could be like recreational trawlers or fishing trawlers. Like just imagine a sixty five foot boat milk you can look it up Your you'll probably imagine the right thing. It's a big big boat with low. Yeah he got one of those with Got A lot of room. That's bigger than I thought. Yep Yep sixty five feet him with a boat this thing that is a thick composed he could smuggle directly from Columbia. No longer having to stop open meet a A mothership down to the Bahamas with each delivery he made with a sixty five foot boat he could smuggle over eighteen thousand pounds sounds of pot into the US that allowed sweet sweet dreams Enoug- soon despite massive quantities. He has now smuggling he was always smart smart about it. Never visiting import twice in a row. He would load up in the port of Santa Marta in Colombia and he would either doc in the US in in New Orleans San Francisco and sometimes bridgeport Connecticut Far Ways up the coast. Yeah I mean just looking at those three locations locations that's a huge spread Like some of those trips could take like a week. Some of them can take like three weeks to get there. You know that's crazy. Yeah smuggling muddling much like racing and comedy is all about timing Lanier loved loved the adrenaline rush of almost being caught doing something so illegal but he needed more one day while visiting an auto show that was taking place. Within the Miami Ame Convention Center Linear stumbled upon a booth that was sponsored by a local driving club. He immediately realized that racing would give him the high he needed and impulsively possibly signed up and that is when the racing career of Randy Lanier started in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight at the age of twenty four to the guys. I'm twenty six now. You don't even own one boat. I don't own a boat. Never smuggled shifts this dudes in his third career now. Yeah he started out as like get drug dealer. And he's a drug trafficker now owns a boat rental company. That's three and now he's like you know what man I think. I'm going to give this race car driving the try. It's awesome randy bought in nineteen fifty-six Porsche three five six speedster for seventy five hundred bucks and competed in the production class races at the SCC a southeast regional championships. Although he had no clue what he was doing he was a natural with each race. He proved drastically eventually winning the e production class in nineteen eighty at age. Twenty six. How old I am? I've never won any production class. Some feeling inadequate inadequate. But that's fine later that year while competing in the SEC a runoffs outside of Atlanta rain your setup and a paddock right right next door to a formula Ford team. The contrast between.

Racing's Drug Kingpin: Randy Lanier

Past Gas

12:06 min | 1 year ago

Racing's Drug Kingpin: Randy Lanier

"Let's get into the story of Randy Lanier the weed racer yes. Yeah Oh Randy. Lanier was born in Lynchburg Virginia on September. Twenty second nineteen fifty four. His family moved to Broward County Florida when he was thirteen. There were few things a good old boy such as randy loved more than pot. He would frequently sneak out of school just ahead to the beach and smoke smoke. Do by the age of fifteen. He was selling pot to his classmates. Even after he dropped out of high school he would continue to sell to his. GED Randy would say honestly. I didn't even think about it as drug dealing it was just a way. Okay for me to smoke without having to pay for Kumon tally. When did you first smoke? Pot Yeah Probably fourteen fourteen I think at that point I was too afraid of it because like there is on on my way to school. There is a tunnel that went under a freeway. Go through and like that's where like the the Estonians of the burnout so by smoke and they all kind of frightened me a little bit rightfully so they were kind of rough kids but I I it was never about that in high school. I thought like I think looking back on. It was pretty like dude intervene. Kinda like weird. I couldn't wait to smoke pot. Yeah Yeah I would've smoked pot way earlier if I were popular enough to have any friends. Yeah like years later I realized tons of kids I knew were smoking weed and they were like totally cool but it was just like those tunnel. Kids'll uh-huh scared me away from it is the first time I smoked was in college On top of a parking garage that was across the street from our dorm And of course like it was out of an apple. Of course yeah I think everybody's I Branches out of an apple and of course it didn't have any effect act on me and then the second time it did me and my boy tyler went back to our dorm room and we did freestyle raps over McNamara. She's a few hours. That's that's the way to do it. It was very sick. I mean when I was a kid like we'd culture was just so much it was just painted in such a different way. Yeah you know like it's fly out of lax with weed in your pocket. They were like we don't care some of these stores. La Look like the frigging apple store like men and it's crazy and it's like it's very convenient and you don't. You don't feel weird about buying pot but I feel like I definitely like missed out on like that. Like illicit elicit like. Yeah I used to smoke such crappy pot but the fact that there are people making billions of dollars off a weed right now and still people serving life sentences for possession national or selling is a huge problem that we should address maybe an another another day on another episode pats anyway it by the age of Nineteen Randy began working for construction company where he continued to sell it. Because he's not only a jug. Dili's Kinda just like a lazy like he's he jug dealer because like I don't know who's round man overtime it's clientele grew increasing the size of orders as well as prophets as sports illustrated. PUT IT in time. Joints turned into Baggies baggies. Turned into bag bags turned into bricks. rix became bales ails sales of a push. teed Johnston the BAGGIES. I can't do it slow anyway. Now it's hard. He's very good to the one thousand nine year. Old Randy drug dealing was the most promising opportunity yet he said. Let's just say I was definitely making more money. Then I made Neilan boards all day. I believe one of his last purchases on his first I just want to point out. How like good? This dude is at just sound clips. Yeah you know like yeah. Very romantic quotes. Yeah yeah one of his first purchases with his newfound wealth was a twenty seven foot magnum sports speedboat. He purchased for eighteen grand. Initially the boat was only. I used recreationally. He would jump waves and just you know cruise around there but before long an associate recommended he put that boat vote into quote commercial. Use like selling ice cream from the boat. James I doubt it. Oh I looked up these magnum votes This speedboat in particular is like so cool yeah just long as hell low fast. They're sick this guy's cool and and just like that Randy lanier move from being a low level drug dealer to a mid level trafficker in the timing. Couldn't have been better It it was the early nineteen seventies. It was a smuggler's Paradise Man. It was like the pirate days trafficking into the US specifically really from Columbia was still unknown. Threat that would soon become one of the biggest drug crazed sees in US history and a new exotic strain of marijuana called Colombian Colombian gold was being grown on Colombia's Guajira peninsula and it was beginning to flood the American black market. The arrival of Colombian gold fueled fueled a boom in America. Known as La Bonanza meeting. Better the mayor which loosely translates into the marijuana. Bonanza guys we gotTA Marijuana Bonanza Hands. Of course Florida was the best place to import such a large amount by the early eighties. About three quarters of the United States marijuana supply originated from Columbia Razi in his first mission. He he went to the Bahamas to pick up one ton of marijuana. So you're gonNA see like yeah I'm going to grab my boat to the middle of the ocean and pick pick up a ton of pot two thousand pounds a week it's crazy Randy showed up to these specified coordinates in the middle of the ocean and another other. Bigger boat would pull up next to them and the the we yeah. What's up guys like? And they transferred all the bales from the big boat into the whole of Randy's speedboat and then he would get the hell out of there all right thanks town to go back toot sweet right. I picture him just like wearing a cowboy like no shirt gene short. I'm imagining as not to become a in in the story from now. Yeah I think that's a good way to imagine This this technique was super common speedboats. Like Randy's were fast enough to evade the long long arm of the law and it wasn't difficult for smugglers to slip up the intercoastal waterway and hide a labyrinth of Florida swamps. According to a report one trafficker could earn a return investment of around one hundred fifteen percent so it made sense for randy to do this with a speedboat and naturally after you know I mean it sounds like this is like trying to get people to do it which they probably were you can get a return of one hundred and fifty. Why don't you come to this lunch at the Holiday Inn? And I'll I'll tell you all about a way that you can get up to one hundred and fifteen percent return on your investment with one Boron. We'll even Lisa the boat. Yeah very reasonable reasonable interest rates. Naturally ready was hooked. He did this trip. He did this kind of trip often. In spite of risks linear loved tempting fate eight and living on the edge of disaster for Kenny loggins lurk he had multiple close calls including one time almost sinking his boat as it was way down down so much by marijuana despite everything he frequently alluded capture by the US coastguard and received a twenty five percent. Cut of his delivery. Delivery seems like a lot. I mean he's taking all the risks to me. That's I guess he was just like a runner yes he wasn't dealing to the public anymore. Now he's there's like a guy from the ocean is a post mates for we. Yeah in a in a way. Yeah do you post Manson anymore. I use post meets way too much. I try to be waste free But you know sometimes you just you just want to pack of EMINEM. I know in one thousand nine hundred ninety six at the age of twenty two Lanier married his high school sweetheart. Pam uh-huh with her help. He opened a jet ski and boat rental shop near Fort. Lauderdale as a front to launder the money and present an air of legitimacy gene under the guise of a boat rental shop he soon purchased a sixty five foot trawler. I looked. I looked up with these are trawlers are basically really big boats votes There could be like recreational trawlers or fishing trawlers. Like just imagine a sixty five foot boat milk you can look it up Your you'll probably imagine the right thing. It's a big big boat with low. Yeah he got one of those with Got A lot of room. That's bigger than I thought. Yep Yep sixty five feet him with a boat this thing that is a thick composed he could smuggle directly from Columbia. No longer having to stop open meet a A mothership down to the Bahamas with each delivery he made with a sixty five foot boat he could smuggle over eighteen thousand pounds sounds of pot into the US that allowed sweet sweet dreams Enoug- soon despite massive quantities. He has now smuggling he was always smart smart about it. Never visiting import twice in a row. He would load up in the port of Santa Marta in Colombia and he would either doc in the US in in New Orleans San Francisco and sometimes bridgeport Connecticut Far Ways up the coast. Yeah I mean just looking at those three locations locations that's a huge spread Like some of those trips could take like a week. Some of them can take like three weeks to get there. You know that's crazy. Yeah smuggling muddling much like racing and comedy is all about timing Lanier loved loved the adrenaline rush of almost being caught doing something so illegal but he needed more one day while visiting an auto show that was taking place. Within the Miami Ame Convention Center Linear stumbled upon a booth that was sponsored by a local driving club. He immediately realized that racing would give him the high he needed and impulsively possibly signed up and that is when the racing career of Randy Lanier started in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight at the age of twenty four to the guys. I'm twenty six now. You don't even own one boat. I don't own a boat. Never smuggled shifts this dudes in his third career now. Yeah he started out as like get drug dealer. And he's a drug trafficker now owns a boat rental company. That's three and now he's like you know what man I think. I'm going to give this race car driving the try. It's awesome randy bought in nineteen fifty-six Porsche three five six speedster for seventy five hundred bucks and competed in the production class races at the SCC a southeast regional championships. Although he had no clue what he was doing he was a natural with each race. He proved drastically eventually winning the e production class in nineteen eighty at age. Twenty six. How old I am? I've never won any production class. Some feeling inadequate inadequate. But that's fine

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"randy lanier" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

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"randy lanier" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Star crossed driver was looking for redemption at the corner of sixteenth in georgetown four years earlier kevin cogan went from being a rising star sitting on the front row for roger penske to the butt of jokes in an instant race why kogen only drove nine more races for the team and then was out of a job at the end of the season he then drove for three more teams in the next three seasons for nineteen eightysix he found a home at patrick racing and finally won his first indycar race in the season opener but cogan was looking to hook and even bigger fish in may at the brickyard when he started on the second row late in the race cogan had chased down the two leaders bobby ray hall and rick mears all has got it as gotten by knowing wants to get my randy lanier goes on outside tries to go inside it racing takes second place turn turn absolutely tremendous with fourteen friday ray hall kevin cogan all those mirrors it is proven out in front speedway historian donald davidson it wasn't it wasn't pitched up strategies or or any kind of strategy that got him to the lead he took the lead and late in the race that was either mersenne ray hall array hall and mirrors and cogan bush third i believe and then he passed both of them one at a time and then had a clear lead when i when what i still feel totally unnecessary yellow came out late kogen held elite coming down for the restart with two laps to go but before he could get the green flag he had a bit of a surprise to deal with in his helmet kevin this is impose eight your thoughts now with just three laps to go on the radio trying to talk to you i'm kind of busy right now doc abc had a deal to talk to cogan and so sam posey would actually doing a bit of an interview and then they're getting ready to restart and kevin said sorry sam i gotta go and then he got snookered by bobby right hall you're right together monty hall down the inside in front of him on the right now sweetie.

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