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#1 Tim Wilkins

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Posted 18 October 2023 - 06:14 PM

It was announced on Facebook that Chuck Vaughn (Mr. VTeck) passed away on Sunday. Chuck was a longtime slot car racer and all-around good guy with a soft spoken gentile spirit. 

 

Chuck had been in poor health these past couple of years, but prior to that, he could be found at BPR and later Piranha Raceway almost every day.  

 

On a personal note, Chuck was very helpful to me when my vision started to fade, handling both pit man and marshaling duties. 

 

My prayers go out to Chuck's family.

 

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Posted 19 October 2023 - 12:10 AM

Chuck was a good guy... alway had good conversations with him. RIP.


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Posted 19 October 2023 - 03:45 AM

Prayers... another slot car legend lost.


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Posted 19 October 2023 - 06:22 AM

May Chuck RIP.


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Posted 19 October 2023 - 10:18 AM

RIP, Chuck.

 

Prayers for you and your family. You will be missed.


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Posted 19 October 2023 - 08:16 PM

RIP, Chuck. Godspeed.



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Posted 19 October 2023 - 10:23 PM

   More sad news.  RIP Chuck and condolences to your family.



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Posted 20 October 2023 - 02:08 AM

Alice and I along with our kids raced wings with Chuck in the '80s.When I got back into racing, we would reminisce those days. He liked to joke around. He help me out getting to know all the new stuff.
 
Here are a few photos we have with him. A great person we were fortunate to know.
 
Condolences to his family. RIP.
 
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Posted 20 October 2023 - 05:43 PM

Sad news, loss of a great person. Godspeed, Chuck.


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Posted 20 October 2023 - 08:42 PM

Dang! Chuck was always good to talk with.

 

RIP, CV. Good guy.


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Posted 15 January 2024 - 02:06 PM

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Best wishes, Master Po. See you on the other side soon - but 30 years ago...

 

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