This past week our Daggett Shuler Team participated in a really special event. Wednesday evening was the 5th Annual Rusty Harpe Memorial Race at Caraway Speedway. It was an evening we will remember for a long time.
Rusty Harpe was the driver of the #71 Late Model Stock Car at Caraway Speedway. He was tragically killed in a farming accident in January of 2007. Rusty’s father, Chip Harpe, put this race together, along with his wife Lynne and many family friends, to honor his son.
Rusty was a much loved part of the racing community. The drivers, crew, and track support personnel are a tight-knit group who care about and support each other. Through Rusty and the whole Harpe family we were able share a experience a special bond with this community.
All of us at Daggett Shuler were proud to be part of this event since we are long time friends with the Harpe family, and I was personally acquainted with Rusty. We enjoyed a great evening, a fun family event, and a tribute to Rusty. We were honored just to be part of it.
The evening was truly a memorable event and a special evening. The folks at the track treated us like family. The members of our Daggett Shuler team who attended the race were proud that we could play a small part in such a special event.