Dick Beebe has passed away.

After a couple of rough years with his failing health, Dick Beebe of Marc Times Racing News passed away on Thursday with his wife Kathy by his side. Dick was inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame for his ownership of racetracks and the Marc Times publication. The Beebe family has become part of the Florida short track community for many years, bringing their Hoosier Racing trailer to Volusia for the past 12 years.

When I moved to Florida from Michigan, I brought my MARC Times subscription with me and kept it until they stopped printing it. I announced races with him a couple of times – a real character, and genuinely loved short track racing. I knew when I didn’t see his trailer at Volusia during Speed Weeks that something was wrong. RIP, Dick.