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Celebrate the life of Jim Weinert Thursday March 15

Norwalk, OH – It is the celebration Jim would have wanted.

In honor of our dear friend Jim Weinert, who passed away on Wednesday, March 7 at the age of 58, the IHRA, Summit Motorsports Park and Jim’s racing family will be holding a celebration of life at the place he met his wife Carrie – Summit Motorsports Park.

The event will honor and celebrate the life of the man who became a presence on the starting line at racetracks around the country. “Big Jim”, as he was known by many, was a staple on the Norwalk Raceway Park starting line for years before joining the IHRA team and managing the field operations and track preparation at every IHRA national event since 1998.

The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. under a tent on the starting line of the track, which is located at 1300 State Rt. 18, Norwalk, OH 44857. Dress is casual (jeans), just like attendance at any drag race and warm clothing is recommended as service will take place outdoors.

Attendees should use the Budweiser Gate, located off Rt. 601 on the east side of the track. Signs will direct you to parking.

Calling hours will take place the day prior on Wednesday, March 14 from 3-8 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home located at 314 East Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio 44857.

Condolences can also be left at

Guests planning on attending are asked to contact Sharon Ramlow at to help confirm the number of guests.

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