Iconic drag racer Raymond Beadle passed away Oct. 20, at the Baylor University Medical Center. Days later friends and fellow racers are still trying to come to grips with his passing. He was 70.
Dave Densmore, Beadle's former publicist and one of his closest friends, has spent the past two days trying to come to grips with the loss of a close friend.
"I haven't dealt with it well, just now sinking in," said Densmore.
"It's very tough to realize he's gone," added former Pro Stock racer and longtime friend Roy Hill. "Ever since I got the news, I have tried to focus on the good times and the time we spent together. It helps some, but there's still a big hole in my heart right now with losing one of my best friends. Nothing is permanent in this life that's why you cherish your memories."