The racing community lost a fellow racer on August 10, 2006. Steve King of Jetmore, Kansas started his racing career in 1989.
King was racing in the Knoxville Nationals in his #88 Sprint Car in a preliminary race on August 9th in Knoxville, Iowa. Something broke on the frond of the car sending King into the turn 3 fence.
King was air lifted to a hospital in Des Moines and was on life support until late Thursday afternoon.
King was fourth generation farmer in Jetmore. His life consisted of farming and racing.
In his racing career he won the NCRA Sprint Car Championship in 2002 and 2003. In the top ten in NCRA points in 1995, 1996, and 1998-2005. In 2004 King was the Hutchinson Nationals Sprint Car Championship.
King had 17 career NCRA wins which are second on the all-time list.
King will be missed by the racing community. Please keep his family in your prayers.