GAR Member Wins 2001 AU Convention Race--Mark Koenig wins 2001 AU Convention Race! The 91st annual American Racing Pigeon Convention was held in Clearwater, FL. from Dec. 5-9, 2001. The Greater Tampa Bay Combine hosted the convention. In addition to local handlers and other race participants, more than 300 registered guests were in attendance. The highlighted feature of the convention was the AU Convention race from Louisville, Georgia, a 300+ mile event with over 1700 entries. The winning pigeon (four minutes out front) was bred by GAR Club member Marcus Koenig and flown by John Welch. The handlers and race committee had a huge task, but did an excellent job! Congratulations Mark!!