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Skagit Speedway Hall Of Famer Harold Beitler, 93

Harold Beitler, a member of the Skagit Speedway Hall of Fame, passed away Tuesday.

ALGER, Wash. – Skagit Speedway Hall of Fame member Harold Beitler passed away Nov. 10, surrounded by his family.

Beitler started his racing career in the early 1950’s after returning from the Korean War. He was among the group of racers that raced the first race at Skagit Speedway on Labor Day in 1954.

In later years he served as the flagman, announcer and track photographer at the well-known three-eighths-mile dirt oval.

For the past 20 years, Beitler was a fixture at the race track sitting on top of the control tower alongside his son, Steve.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to:

Sedro Woolley Fire Dept.
325 Metcalf Street
Sedro Woolley, WA, 98284

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