I learned late last evening about the passing of Don Carty. Known as "the Duke", Don was always stiring up some fun at all of the Speedways on the east coast. Don best known for working for Statewide Racing and driver Jimmy Horton. He was one of the best mechanics that I ever known and was a hoot to work and race with.A best selling book could be written about the Duke with his pipe hanging out of his mouth and always wanting to flip a coin for no less than $50. He will be missed. I am not sure if all of the details for his arrangements are compete yet. But they will posted when finished. RIP Duke!