CRA Super Series Car Owner Dick Poe Passes Away
Indiana Owner Fielded Championship Winning Cars for Scott Hantz
Series PR Report
CRA Super Series car owner, sponsor and track owner Dick Poe of Angola, Indiana passed away Saturday morning at his home in Angola. Poe had been ill the past several months. Poe was 74 years old and is survived by his wife Jackie Poe of Angola, Indiana, his son and daughter-in-law Greg and Jennifer Poe of Fort Wayne, Indiana, his daughter and son-in-law Kim and Dave Daugherty of Angola, and his six sisters and their husbands.
“Dick was a huge supporter of the CRA Super Series is many ways,” remarked Series Director Glenn Luckett. “Dick was a series car owner, a series sponsor and a track owner, and supported the CRA Super Series with all three. He was a great person, we will miss him very much! We would ask that everyone please keep Dick’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers as they go though this difficult time.”
Dick was the owner of EMF Corp in Angola, Indiana, a longtime sponsor of the CRA Super Series with the EMF Corp That’s Racing Award, which awards a cash bonus to an unfortunate series racer at each series event. He was the owner of Angola Motor Speedway, which has hosted 15 CRA Super Series events since the 1998 season, the second year of the series.
He was also the owner of Richard Poe Motorsports with driver Scott Hantz, who has competed full-time with the CRA Super Series since the 2000 season when the team captured the series Championship and Hantz received Rookie of the Year honors, the only team to win both in the same season. The team has gone on to hold almost every performance record with the series including most Championships with three and most series wins with 27. Hantz is also a one of the leading competitors in regional Outlaw Super Late Model events every season.
The arrangements for Dick are as follows:
Visitation at Weicht Funeral Home in Angola will be on Tuesday from 2 to 4pm and from 6pm to 8pm. The funeral service will be held at Weicht Funeral Home on Wednesday at 11am.
Dick Poe's #72 Super Late Model driven by Scott Hantz. (51 Photo)