By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Sprint Car driver Terry Babb has passed away. He was 55.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, according to fellow racer, he had a heart attack before his death.
“Saddened to hear of my friend Terry Babb this morning. If you haven’t heard, Terry passed away while LEADING the A-Main last night,” fellow racer Shane Cockrum said in a Facebook post. “As sad as I am, I cannot help but smile knowing he achieved the ultimate for us racers, a ride to heaven in a sprint car. As Frank Sinatra so beautifully sang “I Did It My Way” and he certainly did. We had a great relationship and I helped him every chance I got along the way because Terry was an Icon in the Midwest. I can vividly recall the great joy I got in seeing him make the A-Main at the Chili Bowl a few years back, almost as if I had made it myself.
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“It was a great night in Babb Racing history and as we know, he sure made a lot of fans happy too. RIP my friend.”
He was racing at St. Francois County Raceway when he suffered a heart attack.
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“We are saddened to learn of the passing of a regular competitor and winner here at Macon Speedway in Terry Babb,” Macon Speedway said in a Facebook post. “A winner in Sprint Cars, Midgets, and Late Models here at the 1/5 mile, Terry was always a threat to win. Our sincerest condolences to Sara and the rest of Terry’s family, friends, and fans.”
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