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Leighton Dillard ...

Postby TeamGPT8 on Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:02 pm

http://rcspecial.com/news/?p=43633 <~~ from RcSpecial

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of one of our R/C family and Novarossi USA Team Members. Leighton Dillard, AKA Big, passed away suddenly last weekend. He leaves behind his wife Shelley, daughter Jessica, and son Chris. We send our condolences and prayers to his family. Big, the gentle giant, is loved and admired by all of us fortunate to know him. He will live on in our hearts and memories. Godspeed our dear friend, you are missed by many. RIP

If any of y'all went to the BassPro races you'll remember him ... word is he was on the drivers stand in the middle of a heat race ... :(
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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby Brian Davis on Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:12 pm

Wow. He was a fun guy, I'll give you that. Dude was like a big 'ole walking teddy bear. :(
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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby jeremy reed on Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:18 pm

DAMN THATS SAD,THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY....
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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby Donnie Farnell 81 on Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:12 pm

Just followed the link, I remember talking with him. Hate to hear that.
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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby GSMike on Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:55 pm

I was there at the PNB when it happened. Really sad event. The organizers took up quite a collection for the family. At least he was doing something he loved.
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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby TeamGPT20 on Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:22 pm

Quote: That I read from the trackseekers web site......

I talked with the two guys who tried to revive Leighton for approximately 20 minutes. He was living his dream. He always wanted to race with the best in the world. I don't know how it happened, but in that qualifier were two of the best in the world. Adam Drake and Mike Truhue were in that qualifier. Leighton was on the far right if you are looking from behind. There were fifteen racers in the qualifer and some of the best in the world. Half way into the qualifier, Leighton leaned into the guy next to him.(James Tucker) James asked Leighton if he was alright but he knew something was wrong, he continued to drive as did everyone until Leighton fell directly behind him. James has military training as a medic and a male nurse both worked on Leighton until the paramedics arrived. He was already gone. He did not suffer. As the preacher put it, he blew out instead of rusting out. Leighton has left us far to soon. He loved Shelly and his two children. He and I discussed family many times while we were working on that track. That was the love of his life and RC was second. He had a passion like no other for our hobby. We have lost a very special member of our RC Family and yes we are a family. I hope you will all be thiking about Leighton, Shelly, Jessie and Chris.


If you raced the Bass Pro series you knew who leighton was....I had the pleasure race with him one last time in New Orleans on the carpet track at the end of last year....I remember asking him what are doing here, this isn't dirt.. :lol: He said someone said road trip so he grabed his 12th scale...He was an off road racer, he would tell me that he had nothing for us in nitro touring... But he always asked me to race my truggy in Flowood so he could even the score...He will be missed...


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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby TeamGPT20 on Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:31 pm

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As many of you probably know, the RC community lost a brother on March 6 at the Psycho Nitro Blast. The purpose of this event is to provide an annual reminder of our friend and fundraiser for the family he has left behind. Although a hardcore nitro offroader at heart, Leighton had recently discovered carpet racing as an off-season break from nitro and we welcomed him as long as he didn't try to find a way to mount a .21 on his 1/12 scale I am currently working up a flyer and will post it here, but wanted to get the basic event information out asap.
LOCATION:
Nitro Toys and Hobbies Raceplex
2311A Flowood Dr Flowood MS 39232
601-992-1353
http://www.nitrotoysandhobbies.com
DATES:
April 16: open practice 10AM-7PM
April 17: 3 rounds of qualifying, 12PM until
April 18: LCQ and Mains 12PM until
CLASSES:
17.5 rubber TC: 1420g min weight, open tire and ESC
VTA: 1450g min weight, Novak 21.5 motor/Lipo, no Mamba or BD
ESC's, Tekins must use v200 or earlier, 4.2-4.6 FDR, HPI spec tire
13.5 1s 1/12 scale: open tire and ESC
13.5 1s WGT: WGT spec tire, open ESC
More event information will be out soon, please check back often for updates. Please help us make this an event to remember, have some fun in a laid-back race atmosphere, and raise money to help out Leighton's wife and children in their time of need.
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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby Brian Davis on Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:09 am

I'm there.
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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby TeamGPT20 on Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:27 pm

Traveling racers, I encourage you to go to http://www.rcsignup.com and pre register for this event...payment is not required for registration, but please include your personal transponder number so we can go ahead and get you in the computer. Also, you do not have to be present to purchase raffle tickets or win, or even race for that matter...donations are certainly accepted and encouraged. Contact Nitro Toys and Hobbies @ 601-664-9002 for more info.


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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby Brian Davis on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:42 am

1st! 8)
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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby noblevip1963 on Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:09 am

also on rcsignup is a offroad race for leighton dillard in middle to late may if your not into the onroad race try to make the offroad race as its for a good cause . :idea:
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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby TeamGPT20 on Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:27 am

noblevip1963 wrote:also on rcsignup is a offroad race for leighton dillard in middle to late may if your not into the onroad race try to make the offroad race as its for a good cause . :idea:


http://events.rcsignup.com/events/displ ... fm?ID=1414
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Re: Leighton Dillard ...

Postby Brian Davis on Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:23 pm

We're here at the track.. it you're coming, you'd better get here as early as possible. There aren't many open pit spaces left... :cry:
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