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    Default Lowell Schumacher

    I had a phone call from Todd Brinkman earlier today about the death of Lowell Schumacher, who built an large number of record setting and national championship winning boats, starting in the 70's and to the present time.

    Among many others who drove his boats to records and championships was Dan Kirts. Lowell passed away earlier today in Wisconsin, while attending a USTS race being held there this weekend.

    I do not have any more details, but am sure they will be forthcoming soon.

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    That is very sad news indeed. Lowell was a good friend. I first met him before he raced boats and was an apprentice of Tim Butts. Tim had so many boats to build he needed help, and Lowell proved to be an excellent boat builder. I never asked Tim what he thought about Lowell starting his own line of boats, and Tim never has said anything contrary about Lowell's boats. It was the same with Lowell. He always had the highest regard for Tim.

    From what I can remember is that Lowell was a neighbor of Tim Butts and became fascinated with Tim's work and the sport of boat racing. He became totally immersed in it, and made a name for himself and his work.

    God bless the Schumacher family, and ...Lowell....rest in peace my friend!



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    Default The Shu...........

    Sad to hear of the passing of this truly inovative and talented guy. After the many years of amazing contributions to our sport, and the many years of friendship, he will be greatly missed by all that knew him. The last thing I heard from him after the first heat of 175 in Winter Haven was.............."Hey bone head, you know if you get a good start you have a MUCH better chance of winning a race". Delivered in the style only he could have said it. Race In Peace, my friend.............
    Charley Bradley


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    Default Lowell

    This is a sad day.

    I'll catch ya later,

    Bruce

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    Default Lowell Schumacher

    Lowell Schumaker one of the nicest guy you will ever meet.
    So sad to hear the news.
    See you at the Finish Line my friend, rest in peace.
    Bill & Joyce

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    Default Funeral arrangements for Lowell Schumacher

    http://www.gramerfuneralhome.com

    Condolences and guest book signing is available at this site.

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    Default Bob "Rapid Robert" Waite

    I don't think I ever raced against "RAPID ROBERT" Waite but I for sure knew his name. Many in Region 10 knew and loved him...Rest in peace.
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    Default Stevie West

    RIP Stevie West

    For those racers and crews in tbhe region elevenn area throughout the 80's and 90's you would probably know Stevie West as she was the region secretary and a referee along with also being a chief scorer. She passed away on june 6. There will be a service held at 11 oclock on thurs. June 14 at PL Frys funeral home in Manteca, Ca. There will also be a gathering at her home following the services for those who wish to visit with the family.

    Stevie was RJ West and Warren West's mother, always pleasant to everyone around her. She'll be missed.

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    Default Paul Birbarie D-1

    It is with heavy heart that I inform of the passing of my dad, Paul Birbarie yesterday June 15th. Dad won many state, regional and national championships in addition to setting several speed records back in the 30's and 40's. Following is a link to his profile from when he was inducted into the Branford Sports Hall of Fame.

    http://branfordsportshalloffame.com/birbarie.htm

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