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Oct 26, 2013

Pets Named After Famous Racers, Part 17: Nakano The Cat And...Special Sauce The Cat?

Nakano And Special Sauce.
Mat Cramer of Denver, Colorado sent in this photo of his cats, along with a note:

"Fellow racers: The black cat is named Nakano after Shinya Nakano, former Kawasaki MotoGP guy, 250cc GP racer etc. The white cat is named Special Sauce.

"Thanks for doing this. A great idea. How about for every photo or article published a small contribution to one's local animal shelter, dumb friends league etc.? Publish mine and I'll contribute $20.00 to Charlie's Place animal shelter in Dumont, Colorado. They can use the money for sure. Here's their link:
And thanks for all you do for us either way!"

Besides being Nakano and Special Sauce's human, Cramer is the owner of Team Chaos, which won the Mediumweight Supersport Class Championship in the 2001 WERA National Endurance Series.

Do you have a pet named after a famous racer, or know someone else who has a pet named after a famous racer?

Send an in-focus pet photo (as a jpeg file) along with the name of the pet and the name of their human or humans, to . The photo may be featured on during slow news days.