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Scott Kalitta

By thejudge

Filed under: 1977 MG Midget (Bucket)

Scotty left this world today at 330+ MPH winning a race at his home town track
He left this world a legend in funny car racing. He has to many accomplishments in his 46 years with us to list
Ive seen a lot of tough men cry today but racing will continue on tomorrow and somehow with heavy hearts and I'm sure the winner will dedicate the race to scotty and there will be tears of joy for the winner and I am also certain that that is what scott would want.
We all know the risks and we will continue to take them because racing gets into your blood and once your hooked its hard to just stop. Remember scott had retired twice but returned because he loved it so much
My prayers will go out to his family and crew but I will also be watching the races because thats what the race fans should do
it would be our best way to honor scotty
Heavy Hearted
Roger

BRIEN

By thejudge

Filed under: 1977 MG Midget (Bucket)

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Good by Brien

By thejudge

Filed under: 1977 MG Midget (Bucket)

NASCAR official killed in accident near Charlotte
By Sporting News Wire Service
April 10, 2008
03:38 PM EDT
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Brienne Davis, a 28-year-old NASCAR official, died Tuesday night as a result of an automobile accident on Interstate 77 in Huntersville, N.C., north of Charlotte.

Heading northbound, Davis drove onto the shoulder in a pickup truck and collided with another vehicle, according to reports from the scene. Her truck flipped after the impact and split into two. Davis was airlifted to a local hospital where she later died.

Davis paved the way for females within NASCAR with her knowledge and no-holds-barred attitude. Originally from Louisiana, she entered the sport in 2002 after attending an automotive program in Houston. Once she relocated to the Charlotte area, she began working as an engine builder for Dale Earnhardt Inc. She joined NASCAR in 2004 as an official in the Sprint Cup Series inspecting carburetors.

"She had a lot of expertise," NASCAR spokesperson Ramsey Poston said Wednesday. "She was an important part of the team. As a female, even more so. It is rare to have female inspectors, though we hope to have more. Her presence as a person and a friend to all of the officials in the garage is going to be missed."

John Darby, who oversees Cup officials as director of the series, could not be reached Wednesday. Darby, along with most NASCAR officials, was en route to Phoenix, Ariz., for this weekend's Sprint Cup and Nationwide series races at Phoenix International Raceway, where Davis was scheduled to work.

"She was someone who did her job very well," Poston said from NASCAR's office in Daytona Beach, Fla. "She was also someone who was quick with a smile. She loved Johnny Cash and Elvis. A lot of times if people saw her in the garage, she would be wearing an Elvis belt. That all will be missed."

Davis spent nearly three seasons working in the engine department at DEI. She worked alongside Richie Gilmore, now the vice president of motorsports for the company. Davis joined DEI during NASCAR's early efforts into diversity, and Gilmore said she distinguished herself in the male-dominated field.

"She demanded respect," Gilmore said. "The guys knew if they crossed her, she would whip them. She commanded that with her work ethic. She didn't want any special treatment. She carried her workload. She ran our teardown department and helped set up a lot of the organization that we still have today.

"The big thing with her, when she came [to DEI] she brought a lot of energy. She was such a team player, a great person to work with. It's such a huge loss at such a young age. Everybody here is saddened today, and we miss her."

The End

WE WILL MISS HER

FOR A PICTURE OF BRIEN GO TO nascar.com

thanks

By thejudge

Filed under: 1977 MG Midget (Bucket)

I'm the only one on this site that can say I got over 300 votes and lost
its like winning the lottery but someone has already taken the money
this was a lot of fun and in the far future I'm gonna challenge you for a rematch Jo
I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment
I don't feel like it was my car that lost it was just great competition from another great car that won
congrats Jo
ps

thanks to all those that voted
you really made this a lot of fun

FOR KIETH

By thejudge

Filed under: 1977 MG Midget (Bucket)

THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE MUSCLE CAR ERA FOR ME WAS IN MAY OF 1969
MY FIRST COUSIN KIETH BOOTH HAD JUST GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AND HAD BEEN ACCEPTED TO LOUISIANA BIBLE COLLEGE TO STUDY TO BE A MINISTER. AFTER CHURCH ON SUNDAY THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE A CHURCH PICNIC AT FORD HILL TO HONOR HIM AND OTHERS FROM HIS CHURCH THAT HAD GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL.
THE MINISTERS SON ALSO GRADUATED AND WAS GOING GO TO THE SAME COLLEGE.THE MINISTER HAD BOUGHT HIM A BRAND NEW 1969 GTO JUDGE AND SUPPRISED HIM THAT MORNING AFTER CHURCH
WELL OF COURSE ALL HIS FRIENDS HAD TO RIDE WITH HIM TO THE PIC NIC SO 5 OF THE BOYS GOT IN TO THE NEW CAR
KIETH WAS SEATED ON THE BACK RIGHT SIDE.
WHEN THEY LEFT THE CHURCH AUNT SIS AND UNCLE ALFRED WERE BEHIND THEM THEY WERE NOT SPEEDING.
THE ROAD THEY WERE ON WAS BUILT UP KINDA LIKE A LEVEE CROSSING A SWAMP
THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE ON THE CAR BLEW OUT AND THE CAR CAREENED OFF THE ROAD AND FLIPPED ONE TIME AND CAME TO A STOP 4 OF THE KIDS GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND NONE WERE SERIOUSLY HURT. BUT KIETH WAS ON THE GROUND AT THE FOOT OF THE LEVEE THAT THE ROAD WAS ON HE WAS TALKING AND MOVING HIS HANDS WHEN HIS MOTHER GOT THERE BUT HE LATER DIED IN HIS MOTHERS ARMS WHILE WAITING FOR AN AMBULANCE
THE LOCAL DEALER THAT PREPPED THE CAR FOR DELIVERY HAD PUT WAY TO MUCH AIR IN THE TIRES
CAUSING THE BIAS TIRE TO BLOW THE HEADLINE IN THE LOCAL PAPER THE NEXT MORNING READ KILLER MUSCLE CARS TAKE ANOTHER LIFE. CAR OR OPERATION HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
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