Jimmy Olson 007 - RIP

JAMES OLSON JR. Number 007 June 7, 2000 James Olson Jr., who turned 15 on May 15, had aspirations to one day drive in the NASCAR circuit, but his dream was cut short Friday night when the truck he was racing hit a wall at the Lake Geneva...

JAMES OLSON JR.
Number 007

June 7, 2000

James Olson Jr., who turned 15 on May 15, had aspirations to one day drive in the NASCAR circuit, but his dream was cut short Friday night when the truck he was racing hit a wall at the Lake Geneva Raceway. He was subsequently pronounced dead in Lakeland Medical Center in Wisconsin. The son of James and Connie Olson, Mr. Olson had just completed his freshman year at Woodstock High School, where he also competed in football, wrestling and tennis. In addition to his parents, Mr. Olson is survived by two sisters, Danielle and Heather; his paternal grandparents, Peter and Pat Olson; his maternal grandparents George and Charlotte Ekstrom; and his maternal great-grandmother, Ida Bozek.

Jimmy raced with the Raceway Kart Association in the Junior Briggs class for three years. He was a fine young man and he will be missed. The racing community will mourn his passing. Thank you Jimmy for the great memory we all have of you.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday in Schneider-Leucht-Merwin-Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock IL.

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Series Kart , Stock car