Sunday, July 18, 2010

Goodbye Bill Gray....

Bill and I worked together at Maryland International Raceway. I was there for about a year when the new tower and all the upgrades were done. Bill passed away on July 3rd, just seven days after being inducted into the MIR Hall of Fame for years of service. Bill was an older black man that had tons of stories about drag racing and his days in the Air Force. When the track was sold to Royce Miller, the old owner told Royce that Bill would have "lifes stay" at the track, and Bill did. Bill lived in a small trailor by the pits but was usually found at "Camp Gray", his tent site on the other side of the track. Bill was given his award June 26th at the starting line and then went to stay with his son in North Carolina. He died seven days later. He was brought back to Maryland and buried in Aquasco, Maryland. Fitting really. Aquasco was the home of southern Marylands oldest drag strip that is now long gone. Bye Bill.

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