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Jim Demmitt Jr
03-09-2008, 04:29 PM
Sacramento's Drag Racer


John Shoemaker died after he lost control of his Front Engine Top Fuel dragster some of you may know him and his family as we do. He was a big part of division 7 and always seen at Sacramento Raceway driving his T/F car at the events. We lost a great racer and a true friend our thoughts and prayers go out to his family

Complete story
http://www.nhra.com/content/news/27272.htm

Jim Demmitt Jr
03-10-2008, 02:02 AM
News coming forward

John suffered a massive heart attack going through the top end lights at 6.111et at 249.93mph. Car gained speed up to 300mph before going off the end of the Bakersfeild strip

News of crash
http://aafd-inc.com/welcome.shtml


Picture of Top Fuel car and team info
http://aafd-inc.com/Shoemaker.shtml

coolhand
03-10-2008, 06:37 AM
Though I dont think I ever saw him race, I have heard his name since the 60's. He was a premier chassis builder and a true pioneer. The STRAIGHT LINE world has lost a friend.Here is a link for some further insight.
http://www.nitrogeezers.com/john_shoemaker.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnt-31Zeat0


http://allshops.org/community/CommunityAlbum/9980184156857.jpg
http://www.nhra.com/2008/images/news/march/shoemaker.jpg
Matt

dwayne
03-19-2008, 12:28 PM
RIP,john.knew of him.