The Yanks came the Yanks conquered the John Day Classic

The Yanks came the Yanks conquered the John Day Classic

 

As a very young boy I was at the Sydney Royal Speedway every Saturday night and a season did not pass where the Yanks failed to take home our spoils. Last night over in Perth at the second John Day Classic it was no different as Jason McDougal and Tucker Klaasmyer took over the top two spots on the podium with Aussie Adam Clarke 3rd

The 40 lap Feature had a bonus pay out of $7,000 for the Holt.y Challenge if any drivers agreed to start rear of the field and make the podium after the 40 laps .You would have figured that the Yanks would have been up for the challenge but I guess with $10K cheque for the winner  both  McDougal and Klaasmyer had eyes on the cash.

It was the Hunter Valley Hurricane the multi Australian Speercar Champion Adam Clarke and local hero Dyane Kingshott who accepted the challenge and move to the rear of the Feature field .A bit like in the old days when the fastest  was always rear of the field .It was brave move by Clarke after wining the pole shuffle with wins over both Alex bright and Jason McDougal to gain the coveted pole position for the 40 lap feature .The Clarke challenge move McDougal up to pole alongside fellow tourist Alex Bright .

McDougal got the better of Bright at the Start, Bright would retire on lap 8 and Klaasmeyer would move into second. Kingshott and Clarke were busy moving through from the back marks and McDougal was making the most of clean.

The race would run nonstop for the 40 laps limiting Clarke’s opportunities to move further ahead and he would finish the 40 laps in third just behind Klaasmeyer and Jason McDougal.

Pictures Courtesy Bruce Russell.

Official Results John Day Classic.

Heat One, 8 laps: 1. 17 Dan Golding, 2. USA7 Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. USA4 Alex Bright, 4. 9 Vaughan Manders, 5. 19 Steven Henderson, 6. 23 Glen Mears, 7. V15 Andy Pearce, 8. S57 Robert Heard, 9. 51 Beau Doyle. DNF: 26 Keenan Fleming (5). Total Time: 2.26.204. Winning Margin: 0.648. Fastest Lap: 17.762 Alex Bright.

Heat Two, 8 laps: 1. 24 Dayne Kingshott, 2. USA38 Jason McDougal, 3. Q29 Adam Clarke, 4. S83 Brett Ireland, 5. 10 Dave Perry, 6. 52 Lee Redmond, 7. 15 Rob Golding, 8. 75 Steve Doyle, 9. 47 Dene McAllan, 10. 32 Stuart Yates. Total Time: 2.17. 582.Winning Margin: 0.953. Fastest Lap: 16.805 Dayne Kingshott.

Heat Three, 8 laps: 1. Q29 Adam Clarke, 2. 26 Keenan Fleming, 3. 24 Dayne Kingshott, 4. USA4 Alex Bright, 5. 17 Dan Golding, 6. 15 Rob Golding, 7. 19 Steven Henderson, 8. 51 Beau Doyle. DNF: 32 Stuart Yates (2). DNS: 75 Steve Doyle. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.741. Fastest Lap: 16.527 Dayne Kingshott.

Heat Four, 8 laps: 1. USA38 Jason McDougal, 2. 52 Lee Redmond, 3. 47 Dene McAllan, 4. USA7 Tucker Klaasmeyer, 5. S57 Robert Heard, 6. 10 Dave Perry, 7. 9 Vaughan Manders, 8. S83 Brett Ireland, 9. V15 Andy Pearce. DNF: 23 Glen Mears (4). Total Time: 2.12.072. Winning Margin: 5.042. Fastest Lap: 16.347 Jason McDougal.

Pole Shuffle 1, 2 laps: 1. 52 Lee Redmond, 2. 10 David Perry. Total Time: 34.348. Winning Margin: 2.028. Fastest Lap: 17.147 Lee Redmon

Pole Shuffle 2, 2 laps: 1. USA4 Alex Bright, 2. 52 Lee Redmond. Total Time: 34.189. Winning Margin: 1.089. Fastest Lap: 16.912 Alex Bright.

Pole Shuffle 3, 2 laps: 1. USA4 Alex Bright, 2. USA7 Tucker Klaasmeyer. Total Time: 33.791. Winning Margin: 0.295. Fastest Lap: 16.741 Alex Bright.

Pole Shuffle 4, 2 laps: 1. USA4 Alex Bright, 2. 17 Dan Golding. Total Time: 33.592. Winning Margin: 0.202. Fastest Lap: 16.781 Dan Golding.

Pole Shuffle 5, 2 laps: 1. Q29 Adam Clarke, 2. USA4 Alex Bright. Total Time: 33.498. Winning Margin: 0.666. Fastest Lap: 16.546 Adam Clarke.

Pole Shuffle 6, 2 laps: 1. Q29 Adam Clarke, 2. 24 Dayne Kingshott. Total Time: 33.101. Winning Margin: 0.338. Fastest Lap: 16.439 Adam Clarke.

Pole Shuffle 7, 2 laps: 1. Q29 Adam Clarke, 2. USA38 Jason McDougal. Total Time: 33.311. Winning Margin: 0.246. Fastest Lap: 16.458 Adam Clarke.

Feature Jon Day Classic 40 laps: 1. USA38 Jason McDougal, 2. USA7 Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. Q29 Adam Clarke, 4. 17 Dan Golding, 5. 47 Dene McAllan (39), 6. S83 Brett Ireland (39), 7. 23 Glen Mears (39), 8. 10 Dave Perry (39), 9. 15 Rob Golding (38), 10. 9 Vaughan Manders (38), 11. S57 Robert Heard (38), 12. 51 Beau Doyle (37). DNF: 52 Lee Redmond (29), 26 Keenan Fleming (23), V15 Andy Pearce (19), 75 Steve Doyle (17), 24 Dayne Kingshott (12), USA4 Alex Bright (10), 32 Stuart Yates (1), 19 Steven Henderson (0). Total Time: 11.08.740 RECORD. Winning Margin: 3.220. Fastest Lap: 16.264 Jason McDougal.

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Madsen strikes early for Krikke Motorsports in Perth

Madsen strikes early for Krikke Motorsports in Perth 

The much anticipated first up outing for Kirkke Motorsports and Kerry Madsen did not let their enormous fan base down.

Madsen dominated, as only the Mad Man can and secured the Western Australian Sprint Car Championship for himself and Krikke Motorsports # W2  last night at the Perth Motorplex in Western Australia .

Madsen contracted with Krikke Motorsports for the full World Series Sprintcar Series  across the Country  ensures  fans are in for a real treat.With many of the best from Australia and with imports from the USA sparks are sure to fly.

Despite the small field  by our Sprint car standards, Madsen did exactly what his Team Owners were hoping for., strike first and fast. The Team has settled in quickly and must be confident of a successful season ahead.

The results of the 30 Lap Western Australian Sprintcar Championship;

1st Kerry Madsen ,2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Brad Maiola, 4th Chase Karpenko, 5th Kaiden Manders , 6th Jamie Maiola, 7th Mitchell Wormall  8th Kye Scropp, 9th A J Nash ,10th Jason Prydel,11th Taylor Milling ,12th Jamie Oldfield,13th Tom Payet,

DNF: Andrew Priola,Ben Ellement: DNS James McFadden, Ryan Lancaster

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Country Speedway,the Sports Nursery

Small Country Speedways run by members normally don’t receive very much coverage outside of their local area but they are so important, they are the nursery of our Sport.

At Talking Speedway, we thought it was about time we brought one such club managed Speedway to the notice of our followers.

Nestled in the South Western corner of Victoria just over 100Km east from Mount Gambier the home of Borderline Speedway  sits the Southern 500 Speedway at Heathmore, Portland.

The Southern 500 Speedway is a 370 Meter slightly banked little bullring that caters for a wide division of racing classes. The racing program runs from early November to late March.

One of our contributing photographers Steve Walters from Snappertriffic Photography traveled the 100 KM from Mount Gambier to cover the racing at the November 17th meeting at the Southern 500 Speedway. The meeting featured the running of the Victorian Modlite Championship as well as many other classes.

For those not familiar with the Modlite class they are the entry point that leads finally into the Block Modified where Queensland’s Peter Britten represent Australia so successfully on the US Circuit.

Speedways like the Southern 500 are spread across Australia and they are the nursery for future Champions of Australian Speedway. Committed locals with the support of members and local sponsors make it possible for the sport to grow and prosper.

The November17 meeting at Southern 500 crowned Klinton Hansey Q12 as the Victorian Modlite Champion for 2018. Crossing second was William Butler #N63

 

and joining them on podium in third was Sam Golschewsky Q 74

Snappertrific  are responsible for these images of the Modlites covered in this reports .You can view more from this meeting by visiting our Facebook Page Talking Speedway on this link,https://www.facebook.com/TalkingSpeedway/  and https://www.facebook.com/SnapperificPhotography/

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World Series Sprintcar Round three who will win

World Series Sprintcars all parked up in the pits at Borderline Speedway for round 3 of the World Series Sprintcars. Overnight and early this morning the roads into Mount Gambier witnessed a convoy of transporters hauling the 51 Teams from Murray bridge Speedway.

Will McFadden strike again with back to back wins or will Kerry Madsen recover from last night’s nasty meeting with the fence to grab his second WSS win for 2018.But with Jason Johnson feeling comfortable after two podiums can he squeeze the Diamond Bay Motorsports #26 across the line for his first WSS win. Jamie Veal will be hoping the Krikke #W2 fire ups and takes him to the top of the podium after last night’s disappointment.

All these question and many more will be answered later tonight after the chequer falls on round three of the WSS and Speed week.

The winner tonight will know he’s been in real scrap such is the quality of the field tonight at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier.

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Press release Perth Motorplex “Magic man 34 “

Press release Perth Motorplex “Magic man 34 “

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“Four American drivers will be taking on Australia’s best at the $34,000 Magic Man 34 event on November 5 at Perth Motorplex.

Two of them have won the event previously including four time victor Davey Ray and 2013 champ Alex Bright. Fellow Americans Zac Daum and Justin Grant will be hoping to add their names to the list of drivers to have won Australia’s richest Speedcar race.

But they will be facing a tough group of locals including in-form young gun Kaiden Manders, last year’s winner Neville Lance and two times WA State champion Dayne Kingshott, who has been gaining plenty of experience in the USA himself.

This year’s Magic Man 34 will be the final running of the event dedicated to Speedcar driver Michael Figliomeni, who tragically passed away of a heart attack in the pit paddock of Perth Motorplex.

Perth Motorplex speedway manager Gavin Migro said the family made the decision to make the 10th running of the event the final one.

“The Magic Man 34 event has been a great tribute to Michael’s memory and one of the favourite races for fans on the calendar,” he said. “The family really want to make sure the final event goes out on a high with one of the best fields and highest payouts Australian speedcar racing has ever seen.

“The family felt that after ten years the time was right to bring closure to the Magic Man 34 event and that a world class international field will pay homage to the great Michael Figliomeni in an appropriate manner.”

The Magic Man 34 begins from 6pm on Saturday, November 5.

Entry List

USA 4 Alex Bright

6 Alfonso Guadagnino

7 Nicholas Rowe

10 Daryl Clayden

11 Jai Dillon

12 Chris Telenta

14 Neville Lance

USA 14 Zac Daum

15 Rob Golding

17 Daniel Golding

18 Angelo Karoussis

19 Steven Henderson

21 Kaiden Manders

23 Glen Mears

24 Dayne Kingshott “

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Stewart spot of bother

What a difference a week can make for Shane Stewart

Shane Stewart was high above the Knoxville track last week and tonight at Granite City the Larson Marks high flyer stayed on all fours for the duration of the30 laps A Main.

A week racing the Outlaws circuit can change dramatically and Wednesday results took Stewart to a new high when he passed pole sitter Kerry Madsen on lap 10 then managed to fend off a late charge from Brad Sweet before racing away to the checker to record his fourth Outlaw success for the season. Kerry Madson followed Sweet across the stripe for the final spot on the Outlaw podium.Stewart was stoked after his win and to recover quickly after his Knoxville crash is great credit to his hard working crew. Shane Stewart brought his A game to Granite City.

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Stewart’s elation was in stark difference to Madsen who would have been fueled with plenty of confidence after qualifying second behind Saldana and recording heat and dash wins to secure the coveted pole spot

Brad Sweet retained his leading position on the point’s ladder when Donny Schatz had a miserable night. First finding himself in the last chance showdown then to lose an engine in the A main, a rare failure for the seven time Champion Team. Sweet will lead Schatz by just 1 point when the Outlaws knock open the gates of River Cities Speedway to start their Northern Tour.

Listen to the post race interviews with Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet and Kerry Madsen on this link: https://youtu.be/cm868RsP7Lc

A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 6. 5-David Gravel [11]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [14]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [15]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 10. 83-Joey Saldana [3]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [8]; 12. 2KS-Craig Dollansky [10]; 13. 21-Brian Brown [16]; 14. 7-Paul McMahan [18]; 15. 2L-Danny Lasoski [9]; 16. 55-Brooke Tatnell [12]; 17. 19-Paige Polyak [17]; 18. 44-Chris Martin [20]; 19. 5G-Dave Glennon [21]; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp [23]; 21. 20A-Jordon Adams [22]; 22. 19L-Rob Caho [24]; 23. 15-Donny Schatz [19]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson [13]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-10, Shane Stewart 11-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+7]

 

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Bayston Bags first USAC Win at Gas City

Spencer Bayston bags first USA WIn at Gas City

Bayston Gas CityGas City and 45 Midgets gather the pits for race two for the Indiana Midget Week. The crowd and most of the USAC teams would have been privately concerned that Larson would again remind them of his unbelievable versatility and ability to adjust from the pavement of the NASCAR World back to the hustle of  the real raw racing on dirt .

The Gas City track was lighting fast with the track record coming under attack during the warm ups with both Clauson and Abreu getting under the mark.Once qualifying was done and dusted Rico Abreu would emerge as the Prosourse fast qualifier over Ryan Robinson and Bryan Clauson. Heat winners were Ryan Greth, Tanner Thorson, Christopher Bell and Brady Bacon.Bayston car

Spencer Bayston and Zach Daum had the front row for the 30 lap featurewith Clauson and Larson in row two.Bayston won the start and headed Daum into the first corner.The 2015 rookie of year started to settle nicely into the race lead and moved from the bottom into the middle of the track. The race was stopped on lap 9 when Chase Johnson’s night ended suddenly with a barrel roll in turn four .Johnson’s effort brought out the first caution. Thankfully Johnson was unhurt.

The restart was the only time Bayston was under real pressure and Daum got to the inside to lead the 17year old only to lose it by time the pair reached the stripe for lap 9.At this point Daum’s race started to fade under the pressure from Larson and Clauson.By the halfway point Clauson had pushed past Larson but Bayston was clear with one-and-half second .up his sleeve.

When other 17 year olds are planning their summer vacation Bayston was blitzing past back markers with the skill of a second professional and nothing that Clauson or Larson had made any difference .With  just 7 laps remaining Thorson’s car stopped and brought out a caution , providing  Clauson and Larson one last chance to overhaul the 2015 Rookie of the year .If Bayston was nervous on the restart, and who could blame him with a host of USAC winners  all over his tank he showed no signs  and took the restart with total authority leaving Clauson and Larson to argue over the runner up position.Gas City finish

The battle for second between Clauson and Larson grabbed the attention but Larson’s efforts came to an end when he clipped a turn four tyre marker and slowed and would he would have to settle for third.Bayston’s drive was that of a master professional and the Gas City win was the first of many more USAC National wins to come.

Keith Kunz must surely be about the best judge of new talent around, his ability to pick replacements when his stars Larson, Bell and Abreu move on to the bigger NSCAR stage is nothing short of stunning.

With the sun setting above the Gas City Landscape the haulers head out with their cargo of midgets to Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville night two of the Indiana Midget week comes to a close and Bryan Clauson with two second places finds his way into the lead for the Indiana Midget Week Championship with 152 over Larson 150 and Bell third with 140.Bayston

 

Driver interviews: Spencer Bayston “I’m speechless right now,” Bayston exclaimed.  “Big Al (Scroggins) had the car absolutely perfect.  I could hold it to the ground and it would dig the whole way around.  I was waiting for Bryan (Clauson) and Kyle (Larson) to show up, but these guys gave me a good enough race car that I could stay out front.  I was getting some signals under the red from my guys about where those two were running, so I just tried to focus on my line and tried to keep making good laps.  To race against these guys is special and to beat them is even more special because both of them are guys that I’ve looked up to my whole career.”

Bryan Clauson “Our car was alright tonight; we were just a little off,” Clauson admitted.  “We could hang; we just didn’t have enough to mount anything.  I pulled out everything I had to hold Kyle off.  Those three points could play a big factor at the end of the week, but it’s a great start to ‘Indiana Midget Week’ for us.”

Kyle Larson “It’s always fun racing Bryan (Clauson),” Larson said.  “I needed the caution, but I needed to restart in front of Bryan and, after that, I didn’t really have a shot at Spencer (Bayston).  He wasn’t on the bottom in (turns) three and four and I could get through there pretty well.  Bryan was running on the bottom in (turns) three and four too and it was enough to slow me down a little, but I had a lot of fun.  It was a pretty solid weekend of racing for me, so a big thanks to Keith (Kunz) and Pete (Willoughby).”

FEATURE FINISH: (30 laps) 1. Spencer Bayston, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Kyle Larson, 4. Zach Daum, 5. Christopher Bell, 6. Rico Abreu, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Shane Golobic, 9. Justin Peck, 10. Jerry Coons, Jr., 11. Ryan Robinson, 12. Chad Boat, 13. Justin Grant, 14. Ryan Greth, 15. Tyler Thomas, 16. Chris Windom, 17. Gage Walker, 18. Tony DiMattia, 19. Tanner Thorson, 20.* Dayne Kingshott, 21. Jimi Quin, 22. Holly Shelton, 23. Chase Johnson, 24. Dave Darland. NT
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**Hatton flipped during the fourth heat. Johnson flipped on lap 9 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Bayston.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS/B & W AUTO MART HARD CHARGER: Shane Golobic (17th to 8th)

Photo Credits :Travis Branch,Spencer Bayston Racing,Bryan Clauson Racing

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Kaiden Manders finish the season as he started with win

Kaiden Manders finish the season as he started with win

Kaiden Manders

Kaiden Manders

Young Western Australian Kaiden Manders in the McAllen Motorsports entry finished the 2015/16 season on a high. Winning the final Feature on the Perth Motorplex program. Manders dominated the race and the win added another page to his impressive list of speedcar success.The 2016 season ended with the Team adding the Perth Track Championship to their 2016 list of wins

This year the promise Manders showed when he won the 2014 Magic Man 34 was carried forward with wins in the Western Australian Title, the Laurie Mathew Classic and the Sheehan Haulage Grand Prix Series plus a swag of feature wins at tracks around the West.Overcoming the talents of lee Redmond and Dyane Kingshott for most of this past season clearly stamps Manders as the leading driver in Western Australia.

Kingshott has been driving the Lee Redmond #52 as his car is well on the way to the US where Kingshott wil compete in the USAC and POWRi Midget Weeks .

Kaiden Manders

Kaiden Manders

The combination of the McAllen Motorsports and Kaiden Manders continues to grow and with the careful management from the McAllen’s the future will be filled with many more major wins and Titles.

The results from the final night at Perth Motorplex ,

Heat One – 10 laps: 1. Kaiden Manders, 2. Neville Lance, 3. Jason Tremeer, 4. Dayne Kingshott, 5. Phil Tremeer, 6. Glen Mears, 7. Daniel Golding, 8. Chris Telenta, 9. Ryan Condren, 10. Steven Henderson, 11. Rob Golding. DNF: Travis White (6). DNS: Chris Griffiths. Total Time: 2.44.533. Winning Margin: 0.060. Fastest Lap: 15.724 Kaiden Manders.

Heat Two – 10 laps: 1. Kaiden Manders, 2. Dayne Kingshott, 3. Neville Lance, 4. Glen Mears, 5. Ryan Condren, 6. Jason Tremeer, 7. Travis White, 8. Rob Golding, 9. Steven Henderson. DNF: Dan Golding (6), Phil Tremeer (6), Chris Griffiths (6). DNS: Chris Telenta. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.905. Fastest Lap: 15.461 Kaiden Manders.

Feature – 20 laps: 1. Kaiden Manders, 2. Glen Mears, 3. Ryan Condren, 4. Travis White, 5. Rob Golding, 6. Jason Tremeer, 7. Chris Telenta. DNF: Steven Henderson (16), Dayne Kingshott (5), Neville Lance (5). DNS: Dan Golding, Chris Griffiths, Phil Tremeer. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 14.110. Fastest Lap: 15.705 Kaiden Manders.

Podium Perth

Podium Perth

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Darwin Speedway ready for 2016 opener.

Darwin Speedway ready for 2016 opener.

With the 2016 racing season starting to close out for the year across most of Australia the top end, The Northern Territory Northline Speedway in Darwin is getting ready for their season opener on May 7th.

The track April 9

The track April 9

With the top end starting to dry out and vegetation growing freely around the track club members have got down and dirty as they unleashed their efforts and returned the track to top spec conditions .During the wet the vegetation grows freely relishing the freedom to spread and enjoy  the dirt before the howling roar and wheel spinning  winged monsters take control of the track.

The transformation of the racing surface in just two week is a credit to the many hours the volunteers and track management put into the project.Northline

The Roller Door Service Northline Speedway announced that one of Speedways most recognizable voices, Stu McCarthy track commentator at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway will do track side commentary for the season .McCarthy will bring a level of expertise and enthusiasm to the race track that will be appreciated by all those race fans track side .Sydney based McCarthy will travel up throughout the season.

Stu McCarthy at work

Stu McCarthy at work

Teams will get their first taste of the track in 2016 during practice on April 30th before the season opener on May 7th; .The program the first of 13 for the season will host 410 Sprintcars, Wingless Sprints, Formula 500s, AMCA Nationals, Street Stocks, Junior Sedans and Speedway Karts.

For more information on the Roller Door Service Northline Speedway visit their web site

http://darwinspeedway.com.au/index.php

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Young racer dies after fiery crash in Southern Ohio

Young racer dies after fiery crash in Southern OhioCharlieFloyd

Last Friday night April 16th at the Southern Ohio Speedway a young man with a passion for life, family and dirt late model racing lost his life after suffering horrendous injuries during a fiery crash at the Speedway.

Charlie Ford headed out to the Speedway looking forward to pushing his #99F Dirt late Model thru the corners and down the straight at the Southern Ohio track fulfilling one of his passions.A horrible accident would take his young life away, this is just so sad. A young man lost from his family and the young family enduring the pain of their broken hearts.

The details of the accidents are to horrific to report here and out of respect for all those involved in the rescue and recovery I will leave it unsaid.In these heart wrenching times when hearts and spirit are forever damaged the wonderful support the Speedway Families steps up with is amazing .No matter where it is groups join with a common good to support in real ways the families that suffer.

A young man lost, partner and small child left behind but because of the love, generosity of support they will find the umbrella of love and support always overhead.While we all share the lost, we can’t for one moment take the pain away. Only time and love will bring happiness back but the loss remains in our hearts forever.

Rest in peace Charlie Ford and May god bless and care for Quinn and baby Liam

Safe in God's care #99forever

Safe in God’s care #99forever

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You can support Charlie Ford’s family with your donations at this site.  https://www.gofundme.com/tczduhg4

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