This message was edited on
November 06, 2008 at
09:39:58 PM by dkaskf
Racing friend - We have a racing family in need of your prayers and support. Please read on and determine how you can help. Thank you
On October 25, 2008, John B. Heffernon Jr. was involved in a single car rollover accident at Heartland Park Topeka, KS. The car hooked a rut in the middle of turns one and two which caused him to barrel roll into the wall.
John's brother Lenny, provided the information below:
John has been racing, as a hobby, since 1983. He started in go-karts with his dad, John Sr. and youngest brother Lenny. In '91, John Sr. bought a 1200cc Minisprint and we started the '92 season with the Midwest Outlaw Lightning Sprints and have raced with them ever since. John Sr., John Jr. and Lenny took turns racing the car for the first few years until John Sr. decided to let John Jr.and Lenny take over. They traded out driving responsbilities every other race.
Racing was a hobby for John and the Heffernon familythat allowed for stress relief while working together and staying close as a family. John has 2 daughters ages 14 and 8. The 14 year old has recently taken an interest in the sport.
As much as John enjoyed racing, his greatest love is his wife and daughters. He loved going to the lake, watching his girls play softball and soccer, and being in the outdoors.
Thanks for your help and support
To follow John's progress, check out the blog that the family is keeping.
Many have asked how they can best contribute to help John and his family. The Steve King Foundation is collecting donations and passing them along to the family. By doing this through the foundation, your contributions are tax deductible. There are two ways to contribute:
1. Donate on-line by going to the
www.SteveKingFoundation.organd clicking the donate button
2. Mailing a check to:
Steve King Foundation
24583 NW 208 Rd
Jetmore, KS 67854
Please put "John Heffernon" in the memo line to ensure properly processing of your contribution. Thank you.
Well wishes n be sent on behalf of John to:
573 E. 126th Terr.
Olathe, KS 66061