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Fstln69
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posted 03-15-2003 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Chigago racer/ engine builder Ted Borowski died yesterday of massive heart attatck. Ted went to chiropractor after complaining of a backache and later dies of massive heart attatck. I think he just turned 60. Ted leaves wife Sharon. No info on wake or funeral yet.

More bad news. Racer/ engine builder John Lingenfelter after recovering from coma from his crash underwent final surgery to fix his neck but the anesthesiologist screwed up, leaving John brain dead. Currently he is still on life support but its just a matter of time before they "pull the plug" because of no brain activity. I beleive he was already pronounced clinically dead.

This is a great loss of knowledge, racers and friends.

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CometGT1974
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posted 03-15-2003 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very sad day indeed.....my thoughts and prayers go out to both families.......

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-15-2003 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

As a kid I grew up around Chicagoland drag racing. Ted Borowski's name was on many of the fast cars in the area. I have had several dealings with him over the years, all positive. He was a good machinist and sold product at a fair price.

John Lingenfelter and I have crossed paths many times as he was one of the top S/SS chebbie engine builders of all time.
Even as the driver of the Summit Pro Stock truck he always took the time to come over to the S/SS pits and vist with his old friends.
I'll miss both men.

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John Holloway
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posted 03-15-2003 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if Ted's 57 Chevy(Shake..Rattle..and Run)was ever bought from the Fed's or do the Fed's still have stashed away?

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posted 03-15-2003 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted 03-15-2003 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by John Holloway:
Does anyone know if Ted's 57 Chevy(Shake..Rattle..and Run)was ever bought from the Fed's or do the Fed's still have stashed away?

Shake Rattle and Run was Dick Messina's car John, not Ted Burowski's.
He was from Calumet City IL.
The car was sold at a Gov't auction.

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posted 03-15-2003 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz   Click Here to Email Dubz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Fstln69
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posted 03-15-2003 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by John Holloway:
Does anyone know if Ted's 57 Chevy(Shake..Rattle..and Run)was ever bought from the Fed's or do the Fed's still have stashed away?


actually there was two of them the original 57 and a promod style one that Ted drove and supplied power for.Neither car has moved from the auctions i have photos to prove.They have never been put into the selling arena for one reason or another

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posted 03-16-2003 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I forgot about the Pro Mod style car. I was never impressed by that one. The original one was always the "cool" car.
Bill Luckey told me that the Feds sold one of them. Who knows?
Bill has told me lots of things over the years.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 03-16-2003 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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John Holloway
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posted 03-16-2003 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Holloway   Click Here to Email John Holloway     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Dennis,I new that Ted Was trying to get back the ProMod but I didn't know about the second car,I know his Cousin Adam but I haven't seen him in about 14yrs.so I haven't heard anything for years.

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posted 03-17-2003 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When you think of the knowledge lost there, it's devastating, not to mention the pain to the families.

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posted 03-17-2003 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never met Ted and only met John a couple of times. John was the kind of person the world needs more of, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Two less quality people.

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posted 03-17-2003 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More bad news.
Kenny Safford, former Top Fuel dragster pilot, Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductee, and driver of several of the Mr. Norms Dodge Nitro funny cars suffered a stroke yesterday.
He is in fair condition at Palos Communitee Hospital in Palos Hills IL.
He was know as Big Bird by his closer friends.

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posted 03-17-2003 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
More bad news.
Kenny Safford, former Top Fuel dragster pilot, Drag Racing Hall of Fame inductee, and driver of several of the Mr. Norms Dodge Nitro funny cars suffered a stroke yesterday.
He is in fair condition at Palos Communitee Hospital in Palos Hills IL.
He was know as Big Bird by his closer friends.


First off i want to say that i am almost sorry now that i started this thread due to the bad news that keeps pileing up.Kenny Safford is one of my mentors and heros.I worked for him for several years at Performance Auto Parts in chicago in the early 80's.The knowledge he passed on to me is unsurpassed.He was a person that was never to busy to help someone out or answer a question.He did all my machine work and taught me alot.He shared alot of his history with me also in bench racing sessions and ironically i also sustained a wrist injury similar to his.My prayers and wishes go out to him and his family.Alex if you hear anything on his condition please post or email me direct
Thanks Dennis

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TomP
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posted 03-17-2003 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've actually met Kenny Safford at Bakersfield. Hope he recovers.

Very sad about John's condition, it looked pretty positive after the crash.

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posted 04-24-2003 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if John Lingenfelter is still hanging in there?

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posted 04-24-2003 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They had an update on John Lingenfelter in the latest National Dragster, his condition is unchanged.

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posted 04-24-2003 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The last I heard they were going to pull the plug, but I haven't heard anything else.

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From off his web site:

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Inc.

Latest Updated Information: April 12, 2003

John's current condition is stable. He remains in a semi-comatose state and has recently been moved to an extended care facility near his home. The fractured 6th and 7th vertebrae of his neck have fused properly without surgery and the halo traction device has been removed. Friends and family members remain hopeful for Johns continued recovery and appreciate your ongoing thoughts and prayers.

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posted 04-25-2003 07:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
From off his web site:

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Inc.

Latest Updated Information: April 12, 2003

John's current condition is stable. He remains in a semi-comatose state and has recently been moved to an extended care facility near his home. The fractured 6th and 7th vertebrae of his neck have fused properly without surgery and the halo traction device has been removed. Friends and family members remain hopeful for Johns continued recovery and appreciate your ongoing thoughts and prayers.


Well, this sounds better than brain dead.
Lets hope for a miracle.

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