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Folks Of Interest Ron leaks passing

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racer-x, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. i received a text today that long time Rockford dragway owner Ron Leak passed away. can anyone confirm this as I don't know it as fact.
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  2. Yes. Saw it on Jon Lundberg's F/B page.
  3. Thanks. What a loss. His knowledge of the events that shaped our sport was incredible. Always entertaining on the mic.
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  4. ...just got word he passed on Wednesday;...I really liked listening to him on the announcers me, he was Byron Dragway,..sorry to hear this, just saw him at the Pie Drags a couple weeks back
    Condolences to his family and friends.
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  5. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
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    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    Sad news:(:(. But I am sure Heaven is a little livelier with him and Broadway Bob together up there! Larry
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  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker

    Sincere sympathy goes out to his Family, friends & fans
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  7. Bummer! The drag racing world just got a little duller from loosing Ron.
    Ron was truly the voice of Byron Dragway. He will be missed. He had character and charisma like no track announcer I have ever heard.
    Last summer I was told a story how Ron would show up at Byron unannounced, go up into the tower and just take over the mic. Drag racing was in his blood.
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  8. jailbird
    Joined: Jun 18, 2015
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    He was the cherry on top
    If you don't have a great announcer it takes away from the event that's happening
    "He Made it Happen"
    God Bless Ron Leaks and all his family and friends and all you hot rodders.
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  9. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,329


    Condolences to the Leek Family and Friends on the passing of Ron...Hotrod Heaven is getting mighty crowded it seems...may he rest in peace...

    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019
  10. Ron Leek was the best announcer of anyone I knew. He was the Father of bracket racing and a legend in drag racing history. Thanks for your commitment to the sport...

    There will never be another one like him. :(
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019

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