HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, APRIL 18, 2003 - Funeral services were held Friday
for former CRA and SCRA driver Mark Sokola, who passed away last Saturday in his
sleep at the age of 40.
Sokola started his racing career in 1982 driving TQ midgets. Moving up to
sprint cars, Sokola was named the CRA's "Most Improved" driver in
1986. Sokola also raced with the SCRA during its first full season and
earned his best career finish on August 13, 1994, when he finished third at
Santa Maria Speedway.
Sokola is the son of longtime CRA President Gary Sokola and was recently in
attendance at Manzanita Speedway where a race is held annually honoring his
Sokola is survived by his daughter Kandace, mother Valerie and sister Laurie.
In lieu of flowers, his family has requested that donations be made to a
college fund for Kandace at the following address:
Kandace Sokola Benefit (Account #253451772151)
C/O US Bank
9042 Garfield Ave.
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92646
Attn: Matteo Sebastiano