In observation of our dear friend, Bud Merrill's  funeral our shop will be closed Thursday, February 5th and Friday, February 6th so we may attend his services. We will reopen on Monday, February 9th. Have a great weekend.

Recently, a friend joined us at a track day with his street car just to get a feel for racing and was bit pretty hard by the racing bug. He has since then, researched and decided on purchasing his first race car to join our race family at the tracks. Bob Cunningham and John drove down to Florida to purchase and haul back Bob's new baby and bring her home. The car was formerly owned by Chief Wells, who is retiring from driving at the young age of 79! Chief Wells said if he could still get behind the wheel he wouldn't have let it go. We want to say a big THANK YOU to Chief Wells for trusting us to carry on the race with your beautiful car and Welcome to our family, Bob, we hope to make many exciting and happy memories this race season! 

Bud

5:00pm family & friends. 
7:00pm service.
Lorne & Sons Funeral Home. 
745 NE 6th Ave
Delray Beach, FLl.33444
2/6/2015
Graveside military honors 
11:00 am Lane 5
South Florida National Cemetery. 
6501 South State Rd. 7 Lake Worth, FL 33449

 

 

I just lost one of my best friends ever.

Bud was my racing father. He signed my first racing license in the 80's and he signed my son's first racing license as well. He was the chief steward and an important person in the lives of racers in SCCA, SVRA, VDCA, IMSA, HSR, PCA and BMW Clubs, and probably more than that. Racing was his life. He was known, respected, and loved by many. He was tough, fair, and committed to racers being safe on the track. He was watching the 24 hours of Daytona when he passed into his next life.

Bud served on the Board of Directors of Florida region SCCA and Zoeller Ministries. He was a champion for “Kids Racing For Life”, a ministry to kids who were sick. A very special man!

Racing will never be the same without you, Bud. You'll always be remembered and loved.

 

BudMerrill

 

 

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