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January 14, 2014

Ken de la Bastide: A week of mixed emotions

It has been a week of mixed emotions as there were both highs and lows for members of the local racing community.

The bad news and good news is about drivers, crew members and the announcer at Anderson Speedway, names that are familiar to most racing fans in Indiana.

I was saddened to learn of the death of Bud St. Amant last Saturday while attending the ARCA/CRA banquet in Indianapolis.

St. Amant was well known in racing circles in the Midwest as a driver, crew chief and team owner. His son, Gary, won two American Speed Association championships and competed many times at Anderson Speedway.

Bud was known as always willing to help a new team get started, including six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and countless others that came through the ASA ranks.

I first met Bud in 1993, along with his wife of 52 years Ruth, when I started working with ASA. He immediately offered a warm welcome, and over the years I learned to appreciate his knowledge on how to get the best from a car.

Bud was one of the truly nice people in racing, along with Ruth, I don’t think I can ever remember them uttering a harsh word about anyone.

The good news earlier in the week was that Bob Senneker is being inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame this Friday. Senneker made his mark with ASA as the all-time winning driver, a championship and lots of success at the Winchester 400.

Anderson Speedway track announcer Denny Adams will be honored at the event this Friday by the Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club as the recipient of the Tom Carnegie Track Announcer of the year.

Another name familiar in Indiana, Illinois driver Tom Jones, known as the “Zero Hero” is being inducted into that state’s motorsports hall of fame.

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