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    I do not know what happened to the thread I started yesterday so I will repeat it.
    For those of you who don't know Steve Bowyer the man in the power chair pasted away last Friday. His dream of building and racing his old valiant with a big block in it came true on Monday with 2 passes in Bowling Green. He did not make Indy. RIP buddy.

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    Sorry to hear that.

    He raced the big red Dodge diesel dually in DD for the last few years.
    Last edited by BBR; September 16, 2013, 07:48 AM.
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    • #3
      I remember seeing him. Was it a rough-and-tumble white Valiant? Didn't realize he was in ill health. Glad he got to get out on the track one, last time though. My condolences.
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      • #4
        Sorry to hear that

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        • #5
          I saw him from a distance on Sunday but never got to talk to him. I am sorry for your loss.
          Why think when you can be doing something fruitful?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Red Light Ross View Post
            I do not know what happened to the thread I started yesterday so I will repeat it.
            For those of you who don't know Steve Bowyer the man in the power chair pasted away last Friday. His dream of building and racing his old valiant with a big block in it came true on Monday with 2 passes in Bowling Green. He did not make Indy. RIP buddy.
            So Sorry to hear this, we talked to steve on sunday about finally racing a mopar parked his truck and trailer for him. He was such an inspiration for people from his mustang to the dually then the valiant. My prayers and thoughts to his family and friends I know I'm a lucky person to have met him!!!!

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            • #7
              So sad, I talked to him on sunday during registration, he was just sitting in the car in line cooking, asked if he needed help getting out so he could cool off he said no that his brother was coming soon. I heard that he had heat stroke monday and was in hospital and needed help driving his truck and trailer back. Mopar billy volunteered but then friday none of us had heard back. So sad.
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              • #8
                This steve's sister joyce, i traveled with him several times. He loved drag racing and all of you. Thanks for looking out for him. Our family really thanks all of you

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                • #9
                  Prayers and blessings to you, Joyce, and your family. I'm not sure if I'll make it next year, but let's hear some suggestions about ways to honor Steve in 2014.
                  Kerby

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Red Light Ross View Post
                    I do not know what happened to the thread I started yesterday so I will repeat it.
                    For those of you who don't know Steve Bowyer the man in the power chair pasted away last Friday. His dream of building and racing his old valiant with a big block in it came true on Monday with 2 passes in Bowling Green. He did not make Indy. RIP buddy.
                    Steve was a inspiration to ALL of Us.
                    Each year Steve was there.
                    I talked with Steve at BG and noticed he wasn't around later in the week.
                    I figured car broke and I would see him next year.
                    Every year when they awarded the Spirit of Drag Week I wondered "why not Steve" I thought that Steve must have received it another time I hope that's True.
                    Sorry for your loss
                    Bob
                    Last edited by 1956NY150; September 16, 2013, 10:09 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Sorry to hear of this, I saw Steve in Tech Sunday but never had the chance to chat since I was well behind him in line.

                      RIP Steve!
                      -Bobby-

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                      • #12
                        Even with his mobility issues he had attended every drag week as a participant driving his Dodge truck, Mustang and his ultimate dream the big block powered Valiant. He was always socializing in the hotel parking lots first thing in the morning and again at night. Steve represented the ultimate "Spirit of Drag Week". RIP Steve.

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                        • #13
                          My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve's family. And as for a tribute, how about re-naming the award to Steve Bowyer Spirit of Drag Week Award?
                          Drag Week 2012 (wet paint and no transmission but finished) Drag Week 2013 Daily Driver finished in middle of pack (again) Drag Week 2014 #56 of 126 Daily Drivers. (getting closer to the 32)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by greenXpress View Post
                            My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve's family. And as for a tribute, how about re-naming the award to Steve Bowyer Spirit of Drag Week Award?
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