Today, Sunday, Dec. 21st, 2008, the Hornaday Family has lost their Hero, their father, Ron Hornaday, Sr. He lost his fight to cancer.
"Our father was the inspiration to all of us and was a True Champion to the very end. We will miss him so very much but it is a comfort to know that he is now with his beloved wife and our mother, Helen where he wanted to be."
"We love you Dad, The Entire Hornaday Family"
Condolences can be left at www.ronhornaday.com
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He raced at Saugus Speedway for several years, driving the #97 "Galpin Motors 1957 Ford. He also raced on the West Coast of the United States in the Pacific Coast Late Model series (now the NASCAR Camping World West Grand National Series ) in 1956. He began winning races a few years later, and he finished second in the 1962 season championship behind Eddie Gray. He won the season points championship in 1963, and he repeated as champion in 1964. In his Pacific Coast Late Model career he had 13 victories.
Hornaday, Sr. was a true racing icon and will truly be missed!
Source: Scott Lynch (Webmaster Ron Hornaday Jr.)