Tragic August in Speedway
To lose a member of one’s family no matter the circumstance is devastating and the grief so hard to handle .The events during August which took the lives of three of Speedway’s family is hurting the hearts of every Speedway fan across the world. No matter the profile of the racers the loss opens up your heart and brings tears to the eyes of the strongest
From the highest profile driver to the local competitor the one thing they all share is their love of the sport.
It is impossible to find the words to express how one feels when we suffer such losses. Rest in peace does not seem to be enough. They are never lost to us, our memories remains strong and those memories can help ease to pain, a pain we all feel.
August 1st. Carnie Frylogle 66 from Maryland lost his life at Susquehanna Speedway Park in York Country. Frylogle was racing in the ALL American Outlaw Series at the track .The accident occurred on the last lap of the 20 lap feature event.
The All American Outlaw Series is not a high profile category, just a bunch of good old boys racing as it used to be. Carnie Frylogle has been racing since the moment he learnt to drive.
August 14 Williams Grove. James “Jim” Campbell lost his life during “Hot Laps”. James was one of the many in Speedway that make up the car numbers at the tracks and without these competitor Speedway would not the exciting sport we all enjoy . James “Jim “Campbell was 45.
Indy Car driver, 37 year old Justin Wilson passed away on Monday following injuries he received when he was struck in the head with debris from another competitor’s car during the Pocono Verizon Indy Car Series. Wilson left Formula one in 2003 and began his career in the Champ Car Series during the 2004 season. Wilson won four Champ Car races before the series was taken over by Indy Car. Wilson had a total of seven wins during his Indy Car career.
Motor racing is one big family worldwide and during time of despair and tragedy they join as one to support the families of those affected .Our prayers, thoughts will always be with them.
Please also think about American Midget and Sprintcar driver Kevin Swindell who was seriously injured during the recent Knoxville Nationals and Australian Solo Speedway rider Darcy Ward .It will be a slow road to recovery for both Swindell and Ward.
Can we all continue to pray for all those families, their tears as they slide down their check is like a river of memories of all the good times and we hope that it helps in some way with their healing. This message was posted by the All American Outlaws for all racers.