(Former MARFC President Vito LoPiccolo with Joy Fair in winner circle at Flat Rock & Vito once again with Joy at MARFC Banquet back in early years of the club) (Above photos provided by Brian Norton)
(Below: Joy Fair honored at 2000 MARFC Banquet with Lifetime Achievement Award by then President Bill Barnhart)
It is with sadness that we report the passing of Midwest and Michigan Short Track Racing legend Joy Fair. Joy passed away suddenly while enjoying his regular breakfast with his buddies on Saturday December 10, 2011. Joy was a legend not only in Michigan but also in the entire Midwest region as the driver of the school bus yellow #1. Joy took numerous championships at the Flat Rock, Toledo, and Mt. Clemens Race Tracks as well as one at the Sandusky Speedway. Joy was honored by the Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club for championships no less than 20 different times and was honored with the MARFC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. Joy was also inducted into the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame in 1986 in recognition of all He had accomplished over his career.
Visitation for Joy will be at the Modetz Funeral Home located at 100 E. Silverbell Rd. in Orion, Michigan 48359 (248) 317-3777. Times of visitation will be on Wednesday December 14 5-9 PM, Thursday December 15, 2-8-PM with funeral on Friday morning at 10 AM from the Funeral Home.
Gods Speed Joy and condolences to the Fair family.
Yours in racing,