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My son and I attended the IHRA World Nationals at Norwalk Raceway last night. During the early qualifying rounds for pro-stock, one car driven and owned by Jack O'dell failed to to launch at the green light. After the starters spoke with the driver for a few seconds, the car slowly went down the 1320 at a slow pace. We later heard that the driver,61 year old electrical contractor Jack O'dell, had died from a heart attack moments after exiting the track. Of course we feel sadness for his family and friends, but, I could think of worse ways to go. He died with his driving suit, helmet and gloves on, doing what he loved. He experienced pain and suffering for a very short time. Those of us that aren't so young anymore, that perhaps have parents in a nursing home or hospice, might better appreciate my point of view. Please let me go as gracefully as Mr. O dell did.
 

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Ditto.

Rest in Peace Mr. O'Dell.
 

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At the age of 59 nearing 60 myself, I can't think of a better way to go actually. My hats off to him.

Thanks for sharing that. I hope when my time comes that I can be so fortunate.

Doc the moneymanager
 
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