T.S. HAULERS ON JOHN BLEWETT III
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
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
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the John W.
Blewett Educational Fund, c/o 246 Herbertsville Rd., Howell, NJ, 07731.
Haulers Motorsports PR W. Newcomb / R. Rossi
August 17, 2007