As many of you know Diana and I have been associated with racing in the Kansas City area for several years. We could not have accomplished all we have without the assistance of family. When we started racing and in particular when we both were racing we needed someone to watch our boys in the grandstands. We want to thank my parents and Diana’s mother and grandmother for their help, allowing us to enjoy our sport.
As we became officials our families continued to help. Diana’s brother worked the souvenir stand for several years at both Lakeside and I-70 Speedways. Diana’s mother and grandmother became known to all in the Kansas City racing community as “The Grandma’s”. The Grandma’s worked in the concession stands, at Lakeside through 2004 and at I-70 Speedway through 2001.
The Grandma’s would continue to work in the background helping Diana with various projects (making membership cards, signs, etc.). Grandma Corwin was helping and working into her 90s. It is with a sad a heart that Grandma Corwin is at the end of her life at 95. A stroke on Monday October 7, 2013 has effectively ended her life. She is currently being cared for by hospice. She will no longer be working in the background, but we will remember what she has done, both as family and as racing family. It is the background workers who make racing what it is today. We need to remember those who have helped us to this point.
Please take the time today to remember your loved ones. Remember, God first, family second, work third, and racing wherever it falls in your lives.
Rest in Peace Grandma Corwin, you have been missed at the tracks and will be missed by all.