Jack DeArmond, Sr., who raced sprint cars with the California Racing
Association (CRA) in the 1960's and '70's passed away
Tuesday. He was 67 years old.
DeArmond began his racing career in 1961 driving Three-quarter midgets
and was a T/Q champion in 1963 driving for Dick Raine. Later on,
DeArmond raced full midgets and drove for Pop Miller until he jumped
to the CRA sprint car division in 1967.
DeArmond died as a result of a heart attack he suffered Saturday night
at the Perris Auto Speedway. Tragically, DeArmond suffered the
fatal heart attack moments after watching his son, Jack DeArmond, Jr.,
drive his SCRA sprint car to a heat race victory.