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Hunter's Run
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Jason Owenby's dad Steve passed away today after a long illness. Many of you know both Steve and Jason. Steve is the man responsible for Jason's success. I will miss not seeing him at the track anymore.

Rest in Peace Steve

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Richard Hunter

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TURNINGLT4SPONSOR
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I am hurting for you Jason. Been there. See you next week. Call me anytime.
Big George

SamBarnett Verified Driver
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Region: NASA MA / SCCA CCR
Car #: 6
Year : 1990
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My thoughts are with all the Owenbys. See you tomorrow Jason.

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aged racer Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Region: Blue Ridge/ Roanoke
Car #: 85 (SM now, was SSB)
Year : 1999
Posts: 72
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I met Steve dropping off my car for Jason to work on last year. Great guy, immediately friendly in the way that we racers are with a fellow member of the tribe.

We chatted a few minutes about his and Jason's careers in racing. It was obvious they were close, and he will surely be missed.

RIP, and our thoughts and prayers for Jason and family.

Steve

Todd Lamb Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup Champion 2009

Region: SE Div, Atlanta
Car #: EddieFur
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Sorry to hear that - Godspeed!

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Drago Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
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Region: mid south
Car #: 2
Year : 1999
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Sorry Jason, Your dad as a great guy!
Jim

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Jim Drago
East Street Auto Salvage
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2006-2007 Mid-West Division
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EAST STREET RACING

Hotshoe
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Region: NCR
Car #: 98
Year : 1999
Posts: 39
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Sorry about your Father Jason........ We are here for you.....

Dan Tiley Verified Driver Series Champ
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Region: SEDIV
Car #: 33
Year : Whatever's Available!
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I had the pleasure of meeting Jason's dad at VIR a couple years ago. You won't meet a father who was more proud of the accomplishments of his son. He'll be missed... our thoughts are with you and your family, Jason.

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Dan Tiley

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Zack Skolnick
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Car #: 89
Year : 1993
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Sorry to hear about your loss Jason.

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Zack Skolnick #89
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Weekend Warrior Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
Racing to Cure ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Region: WDCR
Car #: 56 "Earl"
Year : 1990, 1999 soon to be SM
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Jason, Sorry for your loss.

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Mr. Pink
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Region: Atlanta
Car #: 99
Year : 99
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My thoughts are with you and your family Jason.

Gatoratty Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Car #: 3
Year : 1992
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Sorry for your loss!

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Paul McLester

George Munson Verified Driver
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Jason, my thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family.

Scott Malbon Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Year : 94
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" Steve is the man responsible for Jason's success."
Indeed we all stand on the shoulders of our parents and family, True in racing also. Steve was justifiably proud of Jason's talent, character and accomplishments.

Our thoughts with Jason and family.

Scott

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See obit here http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/winstonsalem/o...oyle-owenby&pid=143430768

darmstrong Verified Driver
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Region: sediv
Car #: 66
Year : 1992
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Jason,

Very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Will never forget the karting days at Rockingham where he would always be willing to lend a hand or offer advice to a middle aged karting novice (myself). He was a great guy, and I know he was always as proud as a father could be about your achievements on the track.

Dave Armstrong
Raleigh

Glenn Verified Driver
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Jason my best to your family, if you need ANYTHING call me. Your dad was a great guy and your success is a reflection of his love for you.

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Glenn
Crew chief Meathead Racing, NE Region Sales Division Race Engineering, The GOLD standard in SM engines, Occasional race slave for OPM Autosports

Mrs SpecHorsepower
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Region: Southeast
Car #: 07
Year : 1990
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you are in our thoughts and prayers Jason. et us know if there is anything we can do for you ad your family.

Jason Owenby Verified Driver
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Year : 92
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Thank you so much for your thoughts and, your prayer's for my family and I at this time. It means so much to us that so many people care about my Dad.He was A wonderful Father, Grandfather, and a racing partner for twenty years. Thank you all for being the wonderful people that you are. We will see you all at the track soon.

Thanks,
Jason and Family

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OPM AUTOSPORTS INC Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
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Region: Atlanta
Car #: 60 65 67
Year : 1990 1999 2002
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Sorry to hear of your loss, glad I was able to meet your dad a few years ago. Like you I am glad I got to race with my dad before his passing. Great memories. Take Care

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-Tom Fowler-
OPM Autosports / SMAC MEMBER
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Dr.Dan Verified Driver Made Donation to Website
V8, nice! And good for you too!

Region: san francisco region
Car #: 39
Year : 90
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From these thoughts, I WISHED I had met him too! Good thoughts from the west coast Jason. So Sorry..

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Daniel Mairani DDS...still here, just faster.
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Derek Luney Verified Driver
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Jason,

I lost my Dad before I could drive and before my brother got both of us into this racing habit. He would have loved racing. He was an aeronautics engineer and I still remember the day when I was 13 or so and he was driving me to school. Some high school kid in a mustang went flying by us as we were stopped at a stop sign. My dad chirped the tires in our little 4 cylinder Cortina GT and took off after him. He rode that kids bumper all the way to school. Not a good lesson for me but a great memory.

It sounds like you had a great gift in being able to share your racing passion with your Dad. I hope those memories will provide you some comfort in the coming weeks and I know they will provide you moments of joy for years to come.

Derek

mat pombo Verified Driver
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Jason,

The Pombo's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I had the pleasure of meeting your dad several years ago when we were talking about an ankle issue he was having. The thing that pops to my mind about your father was how excited and happy he always seemed when we talked at the track. That is and always will be a reflection of how proud he was of you and what it meant to him to watch you in your element of racing. Treasure that and know that if you need anything, don't hesitate to ask.

Mat

Danny Steyn Verified Driver
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Hi Jason
sorry for your loss. Hope to see you at the track soon.

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Danny
http://www.dannysteyn.com
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OPM Autosports | Traqmate | Rossini Racing Engines
2010 June Sprints Champ, 2010 ARRC SMX Champ
2009 SARRC Champ, 2009 SEDiv ECR Champ, 2009 FES Champ
2008 SEDiv ECR Champ

   

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