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Drag Racer Scott Oksas has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Drag Racer Scott Oksas has passed away. No age was provided.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet.

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“Another Huge loss for the world,” Scott Palmer said in a Facebook post. “Scott Oksas was larger than life! A Big Man with a huge heart …. This man could do it all But I’ve never seen a Dad more proud than when his son Joey got in the car I seriously can’t believe he’s gone. So thankful to have talked to him last weekend at the race … RIP …Heaven just got better.”

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He was part of Oksas Motorsports with his son Joey. The team had recently competed in the Mid-West Drag Racing Series at the Xtreme Texas Nationals at Xtreme Raceway Park in Texas on March 18th and 19th.

It is not clear if the team will compete at the Memphis Nationals on April 22nd and 23rd at Memphis International Raceway. Or hold off until the Throwdown in T-Town at Tulsa Raceway Park in Oklahoma on May 6th and 7th.

“Kathy and I have lost Scotty Oksas and our hearts are broken,” Jim Hairston said in a Facebook post. “The Oksas family came into our life because of racing but it became much more than that over the years. We became Mom and Dad to him and his brother Brian. Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Jim to his sons Joey and Anthony. Bigger than life, Scott filled our hearts with great joy. He was Clint’s best friend and he always praised Jake for his talents as an engine builder and tuner. Just being around #1 (my nickname for him) brought happiness and great laughter. He supported our Hairston Racing Team as we did his Team. A giant of a man with a heart of gold. Our tears keep flowing but remembering some of the funny moments with Scott is bringing some comfort.

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“Years ago we won a race at Bakersfield that went late into the night. Clint had to leave the track before the winner’s circle presentation so the gentle giant took his place and I got a kiss with the winner’s check in hand. We still laugh until our sides hurt. Of course, there were many more occasions like this with #1. Oh God please help Kathy and I, the Oksas family, and his many friends find the strength to get through this dark time. RIP #1.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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