Fain brings Stock Car quest to Super Nationals

first_img“Super Nationals isn’t all about racing. It’s about the people you meet and the fun you have,” he said. “Just to make the show would be great. Anything else would be gravy.” Fain’s son Tyler runs a Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and the two are regular travel companions. David Ries has helped Fain in the shop and at the track almost since day one.  “He’s helped me most of my career. We’ve traveled many a mile together,” said Fain, who brought a Modified to Boone in 2006 an 2016. “We haven’t always won but the racing is always a lot of fun.”  He’s raced for 20-plus seasons but 2020 will be the first time Texan Tommy Fain comes to Boone Speedway chasing a spot in the Stock Car main event. (IMCA Photo) The long-time driver of the God is Awesome car and owner of first-year IMCA sponsor Abilene Race Rads has three wins this season, just his second in the division after a distinguished career in the Modifieds. BOONE, Iowa – He’s been Paw Paw to granddaughter Addison for four years.center_img “I’ve raced more than 20 years and had watched the Stock Cars. They looked fun with a lot of side-by-side racing,” said Fain, a frequent runner at Abilene Speedway, Kennedale Speedway Park, Southern Oklahoma Speedway and Boyd Raceway. “They don’t take as much time and that gives me more Paw Paw time with my granddaughter.”  He’s been The Fan Man since he started selling Super Sucker Fan blades two years ago. What Tommy Fain hopes to be known as next is a first-time qualifier for the Stock Car main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Fain won his heat race, then exited his Thursday night qualifier from sixth with a flat tire. He was second in his Saturday afternoon heat.last_img read more

Centenarian Bess Hope Ginn, 100, Caldwell: July 20, 1913 – Nov. 29, 2013

first_imgTogether Bess and Orville enjoyed growing beautiful hybrid roses and loved to share them with family, friends and neighbors. They also enjoyed returning to that honeymoon spot in Colorado at every opportunity. Bess’ family was foremost in her life.  Her 3 children, 9 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 28 great-great grandchildren were her greatest joy.  She was an excellent wife, and was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother who will always be remembered for her red jello salad and peanut butter cake. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bess was a member of the Corbin United Methodist Church, the Falls Center Community Club, and Sorosis Club and was always willing to do whatever needed to be done. Bess Hope Ginn completed her journey to eternity on Friday, November 29, 2013 at the age of 100.  She was born July 20, 1913 in Caldwell, Kansas to Dick and Dorothy Hoskins Crumbliss.  Bess grew up in the Caldwell area and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1931.  On July 20, 1934, she married her high school sweetheart, Orville Roy Ginn and they honeymooned in Estes Park, Colorado.Bess and Orville made their home in the Corbin/Caldwell area where they farmed and raised cattle and in later years owned and operated the Corbin Lumber Company and Corbin L-P Gas Service.    Bess and Orville retired and moved to Caldwell where they lived until Orville passed away in 2004.  When Bess could no longer live alone she moved to the Goodrich Care Home in Caldwell and then to the Sumner County Care Center in Wellington. Bess was preceded in death by her husband, parents, stepmother Ethel Crumbliss Harding, sisters Maxine O’Brate and Margie Leyerly, and  brother R W Crumbliss.center_img Her family feels very blessed to have been able to celebrate her 100 years of life with her on July 20, 2013.  We thank God for his fulfilled promises during her lifetime and praise Him for His Faithfulness, Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Corbin United Methodist Church, Corbin, Kansas.  Interment will follow in the Corzine Cemetery. To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas. She is survived by sons, Gary Ginn and wife Clara of Caldwell, David Ginn and wife Peggy of Caldwell; daughter, Carolyn Rains and her husband Clark of Wellington and 91 additional descendants.last_img read more