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#1 Bernie

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

Les Wright's home burned to the ground this morning. Everyone is fine but they did lose a little dog they recently rescued. Reports indicate they lost everything...

 

Go to his page on Facebook. His granddaughter started a GoFundMe page for them. Very sad for Les and his family... :(


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

Incredibly sad.

 

If there's a nicer guy in slot racing, I don't know who it would be.

 

Prayers for Les and his family...


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:14 PM

Oh, wow.

 

How tragic.

 

Prayers out to him.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:22 PM

Any way to put a link to the GoFundMe for Les on Slotblog?
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:25 PM

Les & Carla Wright’s Home Recovery
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:31 PM

Wow... sure hate to hear this bad news.

Les is a stand-up guy. Prayers for the family.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:31 PM

Never met Les, but have only heard good things about him.

Very sad to hear about this.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:35 PM

Thanks, Pekka!
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:34 PM

Just threw a few bucks toward Les.

If Les has ever helped you, please consider making a donation.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:53 PM

The man helped me Saturday at Koford's when my leadwire came apart and he hooked me up. Thank you again, Les, and so sad right now for you and your family.  

I got third in Box 12 due to Les putting new leadwire on my car during the race...  

Prayers always for you and your family.
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Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:30 PM

Thank you to everyone who is helping - any one of us could be next.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:14 PM

Local news coverage of Les' house fire, including an interview with Les.
 

London family loses home, dog in house fire


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:13 AM

This is a sad one. Les has always been a good ambassador for our hobby/sport. I hope they can recover.


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Posted 09 May 2018 - 10:38 PM

Heart-warming to see how the slot car community has stepped up to help Les and family.

The GoFundMe effort is up to almost $7,100 a few minutes ago, against a $5,000 goal.

Way to go, guys!
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:25 PM

Has anyone heard how Les Wright and family is doing. Hope all is well and recovery is helping. 
 
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:35 PM

Yes, I was just speaking to someone close to Les about 20 mins ago.

The family is out of the hotel and in a rented house found by the insurance company. The company that insured his Harley has already settled in a very fair manner according to Les.

Plans are moving ahead to rebuild on the same property.

One of his associates is helping to produce Wright Way inventory to replace what was destroyed in the fire.

About as good as could be expected, it sounds like.
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Posted 01 June 2018 - 05:25 PM

Les is here, this weekend, for the F2000 Wing Nats, and in good spirits.

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