|John Baker passed away from injuries sustained while competing in a NASCAR sanctioned Southwest Series Event at Irwindale Speedway on June 8, 2002.
For those who have been online awhile, years ago John Baker would go on Prodigy as Sheriff John or Officer Baker and was quite entertaining to all the race enthusiasts. John won his first Southwest Series pole at Irwindale, and I think that is what I remember most, the joy he had. Those were the days when NASCAR would let you “borrow” the Pole Award and take a photo.
It is too sad for me to write anymore. Again I can only say I don’t know how the family and close friends feel. We all handle grief differently. I can only say I am sorry for the loss of a good person, and I will pray for the family to have strength and courage. I am so sorry. God Speed, John.