Foster Campbell dies
Foster Campbell, Four Times Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Association (RMMRA) Champion has died. Campbell won RMMRA Driving Championships in 1956 through 1959, and was Champion Mechanic a total of 10 times, perhaps best known for his expertise on tuning, and later restoring, Offenhauser engines. He won a total of 24 RMMRA features, plus others with AAA and CARC. Campbell was inducted in the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Belleville High Banks Hall of Fame.
Preceded in death by his wife, Mary, daughter, Shirley Fitzpatrick, and grandson, Brett Fitzpatrick. Father of Bobby Campbell; grandfather of Ryan (Rayleen) and Mandy Fitzpatrick. Beloved uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law of Fred Johnson. Visitation, Wednesday, 12PM- 2PM. Service, Friday, 12:00 Noon, both at Highland Mortuary. Interment, Highland Cemetery.
Stats on Foster Campbell:
Career Started in August 10, 1947, last race was on July 11, 1965.
First Feature win was at Ft. Collins on July 3, 1948
All-Time RMMRA & Colo. Feature wins ranking 13th
Career RMMRA Feature wins ( 24 )
Career AAA Feature wins ( 1 )
Career CARC Feature wins ( 7 )
Total RMMRA & Colo. related Feature wins ( 32 )
Top 3 RMMRA Points ( 5 times ) 56- 1, 57- 1, 58, 1, 59 -1, 62- 2
Top 5 RMMRA Points ( 8 times ) 1951, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962,
Top 10 RMMRA Points ( 9 times ) 1949, 1951, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960,
RMMRA Championships ( 4 ) 1956, Co-Champ. 1957, 1958, 1959
Career Feature wins ( 32 ) in Colo.
Mechanic of the year awards, Champion mechanic as driver, 1956, 1957, 1958,
Mechanic of the year awards, Championship mechanic:
Harry Conklin, Jim LaManna driver, 1966
Harry Conklin, Sam Sauer driver, 1971, 1972
Roger Mauro Steve Troxell driver, 1973
Roger Mauro Dave Strickland Sr. driver 1974-1975
RMMRA Club Mechanic of the year
Harry Conklin, Sam Sauer 1970
Roger Mauro Dave Strickland Sr. 1974-1975
Other racing career highlights:
Lifetime member RMMRA 1967 # 8
Belleville High Banks Hall of Fame inducted in 2004.
Colo. Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2005.
National Midget Hall of Fame 2006.
Stats provided by Gary Martelon RMMRA Historia