May 7, 2019 3:55 a.m.
A memorial and celebration of life for local racing legend Roy Harvey will be held Friday night at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Harvey died May 6th after falling in the pit area of the Douglas County Speedway a couple of nights earlier. He had been taken to Mercy Medical Center and was later transferred to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield.
Rob Thomas, President of the Pacific Racing Association said Harvey was “literally larger than life” and was well-known throughout the entire northwest racing community.
The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the grandstands of the speedway. Afterwards, those attending will move below the grandstands for refreshments and an opportunity to share stories about Harvey and his impact on their life. Much of his family and extended family are involved with the Pacific Racing Association.
Roy Harvey was 89 years old. He had been a local auto racer for 53 years.