Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


July 25, 2012

Walter shows appreciation

Knoxville — Dan Walter, resident of the Marion County Care Facility, thanked two of the men responsible for his opportunity to take part in the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. 

Walter was given a certificate to take a few laps at 130 miles per hour inside a race car at the Iowa Speedway. He made the trip on Friday, July 20. The man who gave him the certificate is barber Flax. 

Flax was glad to help him. He was assisted in getting the trip to Walter by Jack Sterling. Sterling, Flax and Walter gathered to allow Walter to show his appreciation Wednesday morning at Flax's Barber Shop.

"It was a blast," Walter said of his experience. He roade in a replica of Carl Edwards' 99 car. The car was driven by Billy Smith. 

"They were so nice," is how Walter described the racing and speedway officials he dealth with. "It was great fun." 

When Walter formally thanked them this morning, Flax and Sterling both said they were happy to help. The joy they know the experience brought Walter meant more than anything else. 

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