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There has been so much support and love shown for the Trickles, that all of it could not possibly fit on one page.
My prayers are with the Chris Trickle family. What a special family, I was honored to meet Chris and his family at the Winston Cup race in Vegas. As a race fan I will miss seeing him race, seeing his smile.
I believe God has a special time for everyone, a time to go and be with him for eternity.
Chuck and Lydia Adams
I have been praying for Chris and his family throughout this ordeal. I enjoyed watching Chris race and I admire the support his family and girlfriend had given him in his racing and in the time after he was shot. My prayers will continue for them.
Every one , in and out of racing , I'm sure was saddened by the news of Chris' passing. He was very talented, and a good example for our sport.. and he and his loved ones are certainly included in our prayers.
To Chris and the Trickle Family;
Even though you nor your family know me, I know you and your family. It is now time to celebrate your life by family and friends who hold you dear. It seems to me that God wants the very best with him, which makes sense. He has chosen you. You will not be forgotten.... but celebrated!! It is time for REJOICING!!
Julie A. Martinez, Race Fan, Dietitian, Mother and Friend.
Grand Terrace, California
NW Tour crew #65
My thoughts and prayers to Dick Trickle and the rest of Chris' family. I worked for Scott Gaylord's Winston West team and hate to see the sport loose any one, particularly someone with his talent and love for racing!
In Memory of Chris Trickle
You lived your life before it had begun. Who knew it would be taken while so young. Life goes on but you're not here. And now all that is left are tears. Tears for you from people that care who know in their hearts you will always be there. You live now with God above this great earth we always knew how much you were worth.
Cynthia Worthing and Family
The loss of Chris Trickle deeply hurts the racing community. The talent he possessed will never be realized now due to a senseless act of violence. We seem, today, to place so little value on human life. Chris, we will miss you and we know you are in a better place. Our prayers are with the Trickle family.
Daniel E. Cherry
To the Trickle family and friends;
We can't know why some things happen ... but we can know that love and beautiful memories outlast the grief. And we can know that there's a place inside the heart where love lives always ... and where nothing beautiful can ever be forgotten.
Although I never had the chance to see Chris race, through articles that I have read, I know that he was a vibrant, loving, and beautiful person. I was greatly saddened to hear of your tragic loss.
I understand what you're going through, because I've experienced the loss of someone very dear in my life too. Even though every person must get through a time like this in their own way, I know that you will come through.
I pray that God gives you the strength to get through this most difficult time. May memories comfort you and hope guide your way to a brighter tomorrow.
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
I've never met him, nor seen him race, but I am saddened by his death and long ordeal. For the record, I worked in "a game capacity", as the "stick and ball" sports folks like to say from 1972-1985. I have never met professional athletes like racers. I'm by no means a trendy newcomer to the sport. My dad bought a "weekend property" away from the city (Baltimore) when I was 10 (1966), and the only thing we could get on AM radio was "church", "country" (keep in mind this was 1966, and I was 10), and NASCAR Broadcasts. Guess what I chose. Chris will be in my prayers, especially at church on Sunday, and I'm sure the capacity crowd at BRISTOL will share their prayers for Chris. My deepest sympathy to the family and close friends of Chris.
To the family of Chris Trickle I offer my deepest sympathy. I'm not a race fan but i have been following Chris's struggle for recovery this past year, and have hoped and prayed for Chris's recovery along with all his great good friends and his family. He couldn't have had a better support group. His mother should know that no one could have done better for her son than she and her family. I will miss her and her encouraging messages to everyone.
To your family and loved ones, our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you. It has been a long and strenuous battle. Chris may be physically gone, but he will forever live in our hearts and the hearts of many. God bless.
The family and those close to Chris will be in my prayers. 25 is such a very young age to die, but any age can be too young to the family. I know because I lost my mother just about 2 and 1/2 years ago at the age of 47 and it was the hardest thing that ever happened to me. The only thing that helped me through it was the love and guidance of God and Jesus. I pray that you will all have the same assurance and peace that I did. God bless!
From Saugus to Vegas he raced the black tar
The nicest young man in the prettiest car
He went on to sign in, up there in the sky
Silently whispering for us not to cry
He's tweaking his car for his best ever race
He's up there and waiting he saved us a place
Someday we will join him on God's Hollowed ground
We'll watch as his Chevy takes one final round
As he comes for the victory the checkered will wave
He steps out and thanks us for being so brave
And we hug him and hold him and tell him we care
And we look back at memories and remember him there
Thank You Chris for All the Joy you brought us ALL!
We will miss you, even as we go on ! God Speed !
Will see ya on that Heavenly Super Speedway one day
! Save a provisional fer US !
From K&R Graphix
I'm sorry to hear what happened. My prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for all the updates and teh time you shared with us all.
To the Family and Fans of Chris
Though we didn't know each other personally Chris has touched our lives forever. We cried upon hearing the news 13 months ago and send cards of encouragement to his family often. We kept up on news of Chris' recovery and battle for the entire 13 months and we were delighted to hear about his progress.
Now today as I opened the paper to find the horrible news before me, I sat and cried as I did 13 months ago when this all began. Racing has lost a great person and all the fans of racing around the world are grieving with his family. Our deepest prayers go out to them at this time.
To watch Chris race was a pleasure that my kids will always remember, I hope that when it comes time for them to race that they will have the same personality and ability that Chris so often showed.
The Ramicone Family
Northern California Race Fans
My dad, Butch Gilliland, and our family are very sad about what has happened to Chris. But now he is in a better place with no suffering. When we went to his auction,we were so very heartbroken when we saw how sad everyone was. All of you are in our prayers.
I am saddened by the passing of one of the up and coming drivers generated by the NFSWT Series. I did not know Chris Trickle, but was impressed by him nonetheless. An incident that occurred after the "A" main of one of the races at the 1996 Super Late Model Winter Heat Series at Tucson Raceway Park will always be my remembrance of Chris Trickle.
I attended the race with two of my kids, at that time aged 10 and 12. During the race, Trickle worked his way through the field to find himself in first place with approximately 15-20 laps remaining. He had built about a 1/4 lap lead and looked to be in firm control of the race. Suddenly, as he exited turn 2 (all by himself), he lost control and spun into the infield. A good portion of the field passed him before he could return to the track. I don't recall where he finished and it really doesn't matter.
What does matter is the way he conducted himself after the race. TRP allows free access to the pits for all ages after the cars have returned to their stalls. My kids always look forward to this chance to get pictures and autographs (they serve as wallpaper for their rooms). As we made our way through the cars, we eventually came to Trickle's car. He greeted my kids like he had known them for years. He smiled and asked them if they had enjoyed the race and signed a picture for each of them. This was from a man who had a nationally televised race in hand and let it slip away. I am not ashamed to admit that perhaps I would not have been so accommodating if I had been placed in similar circumstances. I made a point to tell him so, thanked him for being so gracious to my kids, and wished him luck (I meant it) in the next race.
I did not know Chris Trickle. It has been said that first impressions are usually right. Chris Trickle made a lasting impression on me and hopefully on my kids. Chris Trickle was a gentleman, a hero in the most sincere way, and a true ambassador for stock car racing.
I'm following the path God laid for me
I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and I left it all.
I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found this place at the close of day.
If my leaving has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy.
A laugh, a hug, a smile, a kiss, Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you all the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life has been full, I savored much, Good family, good times and yes, your touch.
Perhaps my stay seemed all to brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me. God wanted me now. He set me FREE!!
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