Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Eldon Rhoten Passes

Sad news from the Sprint Car world as owner Eldon Rhoten passed away early Tuesday morning. Eldon was a long-time sprint car owner, at times fielding three cars and during the last few years of 360 Sprints at Eagle, he was responsible for nearly 1/3 of the field, with Terry Holliman, Terry's son Tadd, and Stu Snyder driving.

Eldon was known as a very giving owner, and is a permanent part of Nebraska racing lore, and left an indelible mark on Eagle Raceway. I can't do his racing pedigree justice, but I can say every interaction I had with Eldon was a positive one. He'll be missed.

Eldon was 72 at the time of his passing.


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