The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that veteran jet car racer Art Arfons passed away on Monday at the age of 81.
Arfons was an innovator in Jet Car racing as well as a world speed record holder and champion Tractor Puller. He was a member of the Motor Sports Hall of Fame of America, International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, International Motor Sports Hall of Fame, National Tractor Puller Association Hall of Fame and the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame. He was a veteran of the Navy serving in World War II.
Funeral services will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at the Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home, 1990 S. Main St., Akron, Ohio, Rev. Scott Campbell officiating. Interment Mt. Peace Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. (Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz, 330-724-1281, www.kakfh.com).