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    A very good friend of mine and poster here on TF, Race Promoter, has passed away. His name was Jim Amstutz. I first met Jim back in 1973-he and his family were responsible for my first trip to IMS-Pole Day in 1975. He loved all forms of racing and lived his passion. You can review his obituary here:

    http://www.legacy.com/fortwayne/Lega...sonId=15566546

    My prayers go out to Jim, his lovely wife Sue and his father, Dick.

    RIP Jim-you were a great friend.

    Dave
    "I doubt NASCAR really cares one way or the other what Richard Petty does at this point in his life..." -hdolan. Very sad but very true.

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    On behalf of TF, our deepest sympathy and thoughts for the friends and family.

    The legacy will live on.

    Thank you, diftw, for letting us know.
    There's really no such thing as Gary the Moose, Sybil.

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    • #3
      "I didn't hear a single comment about airboxes, "carbashians", or how terrible the car looked. I did see dozens and dozens of little kids in awe of the speed and how cool the cars looked. We should learn from our children."
      --Danny Noonan

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      • #4
        Very sad news. From his obituary, he lived his passion.

        I remember he was the one who came up with the new qualifying procedure used this year at Indy while throwing out some ideas on TF.

        Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

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        • #5
          Man. I am very sorry to hear this. RIP and thoughts with the family and friends.

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          • #6
            Condolences to his family and friends.
            "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
            -Author Unknown-

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            • #7
              "IRL is better at everything except selling themselves." -- Jennifer Floyd Engel, ESPN/103.3 FM

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              • #8
                Best Wishes

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                • #9
                  I remember his post, he was very knowledgeable, concise, and clear when making observations on Open Wheel. My sincerest condolences to his friends and family, man this has been a sad year.

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                  • #10
                    Sad. I didn't know who race promoter was but I did like his comments. Knowledgable and passionate.
                    Dan Schlosser
                    Go fast, turn left !
                    www.tracksideonline.com

                    "Count all your blessings, just don't keep score...."
                    Mark "Hoot" Marchetti

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                    • #11
                      What a terrible year it's been here.

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                      • #12
                        I always enjoyed his posts.

                        Very sad.
                        Center Grove Trojans
                        2008 5A Football State Champs
                        2015 6A Football State Champs
                        2011 Track State Champs

                        Center Grove Jr. Trojans
                        2014, 2015 & 2017 IEFA State Champs

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                        • #13
                          He was a good guy. As noted above, knowledgeable and passionate are apt descriptions and fit him very well.

                          He will be missed!
                          We flipped our finger to the King of England
                          Stole our country from the Indians
                          With god on our side and guns in our hands
                          We took it for our own!

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                          • #14
                            I met Jim in the late 80's, we used to go slot car racing. He was intense, and always there, Mondays were "religion". What a character, always wondered where he was.

                            Now to know he was posting at TF, never knowing it was him, looks as if I missed my chance to get re-acquainted.
                            Anything worth doing is worth doing twice....

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                            • #15
                              The Amstutz name was pretty well-known in the Ft. Wayne area (where I grew up). I spent many evenings at the Avilla Speedway as a kid with my dad and I'm sure I heard his voice. We were also regulars at Baer Field for races. That all brings back a lot of good memories, but it's too bad it's under the circumstances. Race Promoter will be missed.
                              BRAWNDO - THE THIRST MUTILATOR...IT'S GOT WHAT PLANTS CRAVE!

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