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Postby Gator » Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:36 pm

I'll miss you Ronnie.
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Postby pro70z28 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:44 pm

Very sad to get this news.
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Postby WildcatOne » Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:30 am

Ronnie Sox was not only the greatest of the first crop of Pro Stock / A/FX drag racers, he was doing it manually in the cockpit. He had a special talent. A gift. He and the cars he drove on the dragstrip were one. As a man, he is known as one of the finest gentelmen to have walked the earth, aside from being a gracious champion and a good sport if he lost. For role models, I looked to guys like him. Losing him is a sad thing, but he left us with so many glorious, long and happy memories. It's just becoming more and more difficult to find people like him; men of his caliber. That has a lot to do with why I'm with Draglist. One of the greatest of our own kind has become part of the history book, but his memory will live forever. He isn't suffering any more. God Bless Ronnie Sox and his family. WC1
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Postby jim sanders » Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:39 am

Ijust now read the news.... :(

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Postby Andamo » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:02 am

I grew up reading about the Sox & Martin racing teams back in the 60's. I got to see him in person in 1965 at old Pittsburgh International Dragway and everything I had thought about him was true. His image brought drag racing into a better light for the non-racing public. God speed my friend, and thank you for all the memories.

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Postby draglist » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:59 pm

In an age of manufactured stars in drag racing and elsewhere, Ronnie Sox was among a handful of true superstars in this sport. And he remained approachable and a gentleman to the end. RIP, Ronnie. bp
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Postby WildcatOne » Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:38 pm

A great article and tribute to him is on NHRA.com:
http://www.nhra.com/apcm/templates/news ... 5&zoneid=8
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Postby draglist » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:36 pm

I got this from Dave Wallace today, who passed it on from Diane Sox. I'm going to travel down to Richmond tomorrow to pay my last respects. I know I'll represent our family here. bp

Ronnie Sox Memorials Set

A visitation with family will be held Wednesday in Richmond, VA at Woody’s Funeral Home at the Parham Road Chapel, visitation will also be held at Rich & Thompson in Graham, NC on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 and 4-8 and will be followed with a Memorial Service on Saturday at 11:00.

To see more go to the obituary at www.richmondtimesdispatch.com where there is a guestbook.

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Postby draglist » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:52 pm

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Postby Gator » Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:30 pm

Thanks Bill
Very Sad
I've been in a zone re: losing Ronnie.
I first met Ronnie in Daytona in 2/63......
Many happy times,great races,etc.
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