All of us involved in the sport of short track auto racing lost a great friend today.


At 3:00 am this morning the respirator was removed and Don Marks passed away. He had suffered two strokes and put up a valiant battle but in the end there was no hope.


Marilyn and I lost a great friend. Our hearts are broken.


Few will realize how important Don was to Grandview Speedway where he had been the track photographer for more than 25 years but to the short track industry in this area.


Final funeral arrangements have not been completed. I will inform all of you as soon as I am made aware but it is looking as if the funeral will be taking place early next week.


I know that all of you join Marilyn and I in extending our deepest sympathies to Lisa, Cheryl and the entire family.