To go from speaking to my mother Sunday night and breaking down in tears learning of the passing of my father to today has been incredibly difficult. I always knew how special my dad was to myself and family. He started working at the Pacific Raceways drag strip as an extra hobby years ago while he was working at his CJ Auto Parts store in Renton, WA. As the years passed he eventually started to work full time for the NHRA, a few more years pass and he is the CHIEF STARTER only the 3rd in the sports history. He was honored and loved his job.
I just personally wanted to thank all of you whom my dad inspired, knew and influenced. Each day will be difficult but seeing all these tributes and stories makes it easier for myself and family.
THANK YOU all
Chris Lyle – Chief Starter No. 3’s son