Lifelong NorCal slot car racer, Gus Kelley passed away in Sacramento on Tuesday morning, July 22.
His last known competitive win, was in the NorCal Retro Series, at T'nT Raceways in Modesto, on April 17, 2011. He took the Can-Am win by one lap over Jim Fowler, driving one of Jim's loaner vehicles. He was also on the podium in the F1 race that day on the infamous Corkscrew, with a solid third place run.
Over the next two years he cycled in and out of the hospital until being admitted to a nursing facility just over a year ago.
There will be a Memorial Gathering for Gus on Saturday, August 2, from 2-4 PM, at the McMillan Center, in Fair Oaks Park, Fair Oaks, CA. The informal gathering will include barbeque, chili dogs (from Der Weinerschnitzel), and a poker table.
All who knew, raced with, and loved Gus are urged to attend, and perhaps hear the motorcycle chase story one more time. :0)
Gus Kelley - age 59
Memorial Gathering - Saturday, Aug 2, 2014, begins at 2 PM.
8020 Temple Park Rd
Fair Oaks, CA