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JRKracer
10-29-2009, 12:18 PM
It is with a heavy heart that I post the passing of one of Sprint car racings legends. Loren L. Woodke from Lakefield, MN, passes away Oct. 29 2009.
Loren was a master engine builder who's engines won thousands of mains throughout the Midwest. He also has owned Modifies and Sprint Cars for over 60 years with hundered of victories and many track championships. Gordan Wooley, Roger Rager, Marv Dewall, Jerry Richert Jr, and Tim Monson are a few of the best to wheel the L.L. Woodke Sprinter to wins. His son Bryan is continuning in his footsteps and will keep this mans legacy alive for many more years. An icon at Jackson, Mn, Souix Falls, SD, Spencer IA, and Knoxville IA to name a few tracks were this mans engines and cars won countless times. I will miss him as he was my friend , my mentor and a superb man. Rest in Peace old friend.
Joe Kouba

JimmyK
10-29-2009, 07:57 PM
A couple of links for those of you don't know the Woodkes, a a rememberance for those of that do...

http://www.jacksoncountypilot.com/Stories/Story.cfm?SID=21768
http://www.dirttrackracecars.com/Woodke.htm
http://www.daveargabright.com/Lone%20Wolf%20sample.htm
http://www.abcnewspapers.com/2005/may/12mccauley.html

RIP

JimmyK
10-29-2009, 08:19 PM
1997 Cedar Lake Sppedway Champion
2001 WISSOTA National Champion
2002 WW Thompson Concrete Series Champion

Over 50 features between Joe and me. Over a hundred heat & dash wins.

Thanks Loren!