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PAUL JETT, TPS driver


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PAUL JETT - 1983 TPS CHAMPIONSHIP Driver

 

Died October 26th at age 83

 

 

The racing community and all Texas Pro Sedans members were saddened to hear of the passing of racing legend Paul Jett.

 

Paul died at the Gentiva Hospice House Care Center in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday morning, October 26, 2014.

 

Paul was 83 and is survived by his wife Caroline, daughters Dianne, Linda, Carol and numerous granddaughters, grandsons and sons-in-laws.

 

Paul Jett drove his #2 Chevrolet Chevette Texas Pro Sedans to the 1983 Championship. He was an active former TPS member and supporter.

 

Paul Jett is well known nationally and state-wide as a long time race car driver in a number of classes ie:

 

SCCA Trans-AM National Road Racing Series in the “Handy Andy” Camaro

Three time NASCAR Modified Champion 1967, 1968 and 1969

Raced first two Texas Race of Champions in Late Model class at Texas World Speedway

1966 SCCA Divisional Champion in a Lotus

1967 & 1968 SCCA National Champion, Shelby V-8 with teammate Freddie Van Buren

SCCA Modified Sports Cars in a Lola Chevy V-8 and with a Lotus 4 cylinder engine

Various southwest tracks where raced in Modified Class

USAC Sprint cars and USAC Midget Divisions

Raced a Hudson six cylinder Coupe at the Old Pan American Speedway at San Antonio

Raced a Camaro V-8 at the New Pan American Speedway at San Antonio

NASCAR Winston Cup in the #72 Ford Torino at Texas World Speedway

Highest finishing Rookie in 1972 NASCAR 500 at Talladega

Texas Pro Sedan Series, won 1983 Driving Championship in the #2 Chevrolet Chevette

Texas Pro Sedan Series last race in the #50 VW Rabbit at CC Speedway on July 11, 2009

Raced in National Lawn Mower Dragster Series

 

Racing history content changes provided by Paul Jett's daughter Diane Valderama

 

Funeral arrangements are pending. Complete information will be announced here when completed and available.

 

 

Posted by Neil Upchurch, Texas Pro Sedans Publications Office Director

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PAUL JETT Service Announced

From Diane Valderama (one of Paul’s daughters)

A celebration of the life of Paul N. Jett will be held Sunday, November 2nd at Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 in San Antonio, Texas, 78232

Visitation for family and friends will be held between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm.


Posted for the Jett family by Neil Upchurch, Texas Pro Sedans Publications Office Director

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