Peter Osterio dies of heart attack

IHRA Alcohol Funny Car racer Peter Osterio passes GAINESVILLE, Ga. - World renowned businessman and IHRA Alcohol Funny Car driver Peter Osterio passed away Wednesday after experiencing a sudden heart attack. Osterio, 53, immigrated to the U.S.

IHRA Alcohol Funny Car racer Peter Osterio passes

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - World renowned businessman and IHRA Alcohol Funny Car driver Peter Osterio passed away Wednesday after experiencing a sudden heart attack. Osterio, 53, immigrated to the U.S. from Australia to pursue his passion for drag racing. He is survived by his wife Ann K. Marshall, and brother Brian Osterio.

Away from the track, Osterio, a graduate of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Aus., was a successful business man in the corporate world, operating his company, The Osterio Group, which specialized in Business Processes, Risk Control, Audits and Corporate Governance. He gave numerous seminars all over the world to corporate clients and was the author of five books on business risk, control and audit.

Prior to moving to the United States, Osterio raced drag bikes in his homeland of Australia. While racing bikes he befriended the late Elmer Trett of Top Fuel Bike fame, along with current Top Alcohol Funny Car racers Steve and Jenelle Harker.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, in the Chapel of Little-Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville, Ga. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Drag Racing Association of Women (DRAW), 4 Hance Dr., Charleston, Ill., 61920.

The Little-Davenport Funeral Home is located at 355 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville, GA, 30501. The website is littledavenportfh.com

-credit: Will Hanna/Pro Race Communications

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