The Chrome Horn News



    The T.S. Haulers team is in mourning in the wake of the tragic incident that took the life of their Sunoco Modified driver, John Blewett, III. The fact that this accident also involved the team’s Whelen Modified Tour driver, John’s brother Jimmy, makes this disastrous occurrence all the more devastating. The mishap took place at Thompson Speedway in Thompson, CT Thursday evening.
    Team owners, Eddie and Connie Partridge said, “Our thoughts and our prayers are with the entire Blewett family, John’s girlfriend, Crystal and her entire family. We’ve considered all of the Blewett’s as part of our family since Jimmy first drove for us. It’s just so surreal that in a blink of an eye how the future of people’s lives change and how overwhelming this is to us.” The team has no comment of their future racing endeavors at this time.
    Jimmy Blewett idolized and loved his brother. Jimmy convinced Eddie and Connie to field a second Sunoco Modified for John to race at Thompson so they could be teammates this season. Jimmy has grown tremendously from John’s mentorship as a result of that decision.
    John was a hard-working family man who earned his successes on the racetrack by the sweat of his brow. In an era where many other successful drivers have risen rapidly by ways of a silver spoon, John was a throwback to the way racing used to be. He worked just as hard in his family’s business as he did to prepare the cars that he raced. John is survived by his son, John IV.
    John’s passing leaves a tremendous void in the Blewett family; especially for John, IV and Jimmy. We join in their sorrow as we have lost a friend, mentor and teammate. For such a man, a successful racer and most importantly a great person to pass away at such a youthful age is unbelievably devastating. Our condolences go out to all who mourn with us.
    Visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 21, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at the Johnson – McGinley Funeral Home. That is located at 2652 State Highway 138, Wall Township, NJ, 07719. Their phone number is 732-681-4455
    In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the John W. Blewett Educational Fund, c/o 246 Herbertsville Rd., Howell, NJ, 07731.


Source:  TS Haulers Motorsports PR W. Newcomb / R. Rossi
Posted:  August 17, 2007

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