While checking my e-mail in Dakar, I can across some bad news that most short track fans in the Northeast have probably heard. John Blewett III passed away following a crash with his brother on Thursday night at Thompson Speedway in CT. While I always thought John III was a great driver, he was never my favorite even though with him being from New Jersey I did like to see him beet the New England boys. John will always be known as an aggressive racer. No matter how much you like, or don’t like, a race car driver, it is always difficult to hear about a fallen driver, and when it is someone you have meet and talked to on many occasions, it is even harder. I wouldn’t even go so far as to say we were acquaintances, but he was always nice when I did talk to him before or after a race. My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. BTW: 51sports racing has put up a nice tribute page that you may want to check out.