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Bob Drayton (Father of Modified Racer Bobby Drayton) Passes
Bob Drayton with his son Bobby in victory lane at New Egypt Speedway in this 2010 photo.
1/23/20: Very sad news has reached us of the passing of "Mr Drayton" (father of modified racer Bobby Drayton).
A big supporter of his son's racing since the Street Stock days at East Windsor back in the 90's, Mr. Drayton was always a big supporter of the speedway events through his "Mr Bob's Portable Toilet Rentals" business, including sponsoring nights, billboards, and other events throughout the racing season.
At some point a few years ago when I was helping out at New Egypt Speedway, Mr. Drayton approached me with the idea that drivers who won features should be given a checkered flag. "The winner should get a flag.... Something they can keep and have for the future." I agreed that it was a great idea, but that we'd need a sponsor to support the idea. Not long after that, the Drayton Team showed up with a big box of checkered flags to be given out to each feature event winner for the balance of the season and beyond.
The Drayton #09 modified crew in victory lane.
Racer Bobby Drayton said of his father, "Pops got me started in racing. He was my biggest fan."
We send our sincere condolences to Bobby and Sherri, and to the family and friends of Bob Drayton.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Bradley & Stow Funeral Home, 127 Medford-Mt. Holly Road, Medford, N.J., where a Memorial Service will be held on Sat. at 12 Noon.
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