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Dave Cantwell, 1950-2016


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#1 DPmax

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 12:08 AM

It was announced at BPR that Dave Cantwell passed away last month, this is very sad news as Dave was well like by all that raced and chatted with him. Dave raced everything... LMPs, Hard Bodies, $100 Wing Cars, and even Retro from time to time. But he was a smart man, he stayed away from that "drag" crowd. :)
 
I often pitted next to Dave for the Thursday night LMP races, beyond slot cars we talked about shotguns, his motorcycle, and well... you name it, he was just a nice guy. Dave was also a Navy veteran, I have major respect for all our veterans!
 
He'd often have his daughter, Tracy, handle pit duties for him. I knew he had other children, but I didn't realize how big his family was until reading his obituary. My sincere condolences go out to his entire family.

David Franklin Cantwell obituary
 
Dave had a health issue that rapidly spread through his body, however I've been told he did make it to his daughter's wedding.
Please make sure to go to those pain in the *** (maybe literal) checkups that the doctors always seem to be calling you about!
 
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 12:18 AM

You will be missed, Dave. Prayers and comfort to his family family and loved ones.

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 12:41 AM

My condolences to Dave's family. It was a pleasure to race with him.

 

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 12:46 AM

Indeed, he was a nice guy. Another racer gone.

RIP, Dave.
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 09:45 PM

RIP, Dave - God bless your family and friends!!
She's real fine, my 409!!!

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 11:08 AM

Rest in peace, Dave.





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