On Saturday July 11, the Antioch Speedway came to a halt as the racing community remembered Jeremy “Lumpy” Sturgill with a moment of silence followed by an honorary lap in his honor.
Tim Hammett, carrying a flag for Lumpy, led roughly 30 cars onto the track as they did two laps with the crowd cheering.
“Lumpy is a friend of mine and has done a lot for us racers out here at the track and supported us financially and emotionally to get us out on the track. Anything I can do to possibility in the time of grief and hardship to hopefully crack a smile even temporary it means a lot to me,’ explained Hammett.
Hammett said the lap was emotional.
“It was very emotional knowing the heartache and pain his family is going through and enduring right now, “ said Hammett who also had a message for Lumpy. “We love you Lump Dog, we miss you bro thanks for everything you have done and rest in paradise. God bless you.”
After the Memorial Lap, Hammett went into the crowd and gave the flag to Marci Sturgill, Lumpy’s wife.
Jeremy “Lumpy” Sturgill passed away Tuesday, June 16 at the age of 35 from natural causes.