Death of Scott Negley saddens McClenathan and Carrier Boyz Racing Carrier Boyz Racing and driver Cory McClenathan are saddened by the death of Scott Negley, associate sponsor and friend, who was found in his hotel room this past weekend and ...
Death of Scott Negley saddens McClenathan and Carrier Boyz Racing
Carrier Boyz Racing and driver Cory McClenathan are saddened by the death of Scott Negley, associate sponsor and friend, who was found in his hotel room this past weekend and pronounced dead from natural causes by the Las Vegas authorities.
Negley, 42, owner of Negley Electric in Fresno, Calif., has been a mainstay on the rear wing of McClenathan's dragster since the 2002 season. He has also been associated through sponsorship with the cars of Gary Scelzi, Terry Haddock and Tim Wilkerson.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey, and two children, Natalie Ann and John Stanley. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.
Andy Carrier, speaking for Carrier Boyz Racing and his brother Mark, had the following thoughts, "Mark and I had only a short time to know Scott but I can tell you this we really enjoyed our time with him. He was a neat, interesting person. I hate that we won't have the opportunity to know him better. Our thoughts are with his family during this trying time."
McClenathan's friendship with Negley goes back many years.
"It is definitely a sad day for Carrier Boyz Racing and those of us in the racing community that knew Scott," reflected McClenathan. "I have been friends with Scott for 14 years now and know him as a loving family man. He loved his wife and his children; they meant the world to him.
"He was in drag racing because he loved the sport. It was a 'fun type' thing for him. It wasn't to help his business out. It was an outlet for him and he was here because he wanted to be.
"It's a tragedy that he was taken at such a young age. My heart goes out to Audrey, Natalie and John. I wish the best for them. Scott will always be a friend and a part of racing as far as I'm concerned. This is a wake up call. Life can be snatched up at the strangest times, even at a young age. Scott's death certainly made me stop and reflect."