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Racing This This Weekend 10/22/16


As I say....we juss never know what tomorrow may or may not bring.....Reggie Pippin came by my shop during the summer of 2013 & he asked me if he could talk with me. I sayed sure.He sayed can we go in the office & set down. I sayed sure.Reggie sayed Jerry I got something to ask of you & I thought o shit what's this. He said Jerry I have cancer & I am not doing good & I have a favor to ask & he got real serious. I am not expected to live long maybe a month , maybe a year & as you know Jerry I Love Racing & I Love my Spook House.I sayed yes Reggie I do know that.He said Jerry i watch what you have done at the Track & I want to be a part of the Springfield Raceway after I die. I sayed you aren't going anywhere Reggie .He sayed Yes i am Jerry & then things got real serious .He says Yes Jerry I won't be here long & I am Ready .My life is in order & soon it will be time. We talked for a little while & I said that's good Reggie i am glad you believe.It liked to locked me up. I had a big lump in my throat & had to breathe juss a little before I could talk.Reggie then sayed after I die I would like you to have a Race each year to help promote my Love for Racing & My Love for the Spook House..... Reggie ol buddy I will keep my promise in October. This Saturday October 22nd Wolfmans House of Screams & Area Spook Houses of Joplin , Missouri , Barns on Haunted Hill , Cadaver Zone , Fear Factory & the Springfield Raceway will be having a Race in Honor of Reggie Pippin. Tha WOLF MAN... RIP...Reggie Pippin... January 22,1959-January 12,2014 This Saturday October 22nd Wolfmans House of Screams & Area Spook Houses of Joplin , Missouri , Barns on Haunted Hill , Cadaver Zone , Fear Factory & the Springfield Raceway will be having a Race in Honor of Reggie Pippin.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22nd A MODS- $1,000 to win $100 to start....$40 entry fee USRA NATIONAL POINTS B MODS - $600 to win $60 to start ....$25 entry fee USRA NATIONAL POINTS MIDWEST MODZS - $500 to win $50 to start ...$25 entry fee PURE STOCK $500 to win $50 to start $25 entry Legends - depending on car count Pit Gate 2:00 Grandstands 4:30 Hot laps 5:00 Racing 5:30 Grandstands ADULTS : $12.00 , KIDS 6-12 $5.00 , 5 & under FREE PIT PASSES : $35


Dirt Latemodel action will top the card Sunday, October 9th as a makeup date for the UMP/MARS Green Lawn Funeral Homes Summer Nationals hell tour Showdown on Route 66 at Springfield Raceway located in Springfield Missouri .The UMP/MARS Latemodel 50 lap Main event winner has a possibility of pocketing a total of $10,144 if Driver leads every lap. Chris Davis of Midwest Sheetmetal has added $244 to driver leading lap 44 with an addition of other area businesses adding $66 to driver that leads each lap & $44 to driver scored 2nd each lap.If you are a business or Race Fan get with Jerry Hoffman (1-417-673-7426) to sponsor a lap. Each lap is $110 & money goes directly to Drivers.Support Classes on this night will be USRA A Mods paying $1,000 to win & $100 to start,$40 entry & USRA B Mods paying $600 to win $60 to start,$25 entry.All Rain out wrist bands from the June 30th race can be redeemed on this night.General Admission will be $25 , kids $5 , pit passes $40 .

Pit Open Noon
Stands 2:00
Hotlaps 3:15
Racing 4:00
OCTOBER 22  A MODS $1000 to win $100 to start 
                          ALL CLASSES/ Pure Stocks area rules
                         Wolf Man House of Screams / Tribute to Reggie Pippen tha WOLF MAN
OCTOBER 29    Odell Trucking / Trick or Treat for Breast Cancer
                           lil buk 26 
                           FACTORY STOCKS $1,000 to win $100 to start 
                        AMods,BMods ,Midwest Modzs,Legends , Pure Stock area rules
                        Trick or Treat for Breast Cancer 
NOVEMBER 19 Turkey Bowl X / Tribute to Mike Clark
                           A Mods / B Mods / Latemodel / Legend
NOVEMBER 26 Turkey Bowl X / Tribute to Mike Clark..... Weather Date....

About Our Greenlawn Staff 

Staff members of Greenlawn Funeral Home Inc. are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Our History

In 1876, Joseph Diemer settled in the area as one of Springfield, MO’s earliest pioneer families. At the time of the move, Benjamin Jacob Diemer was 12 years old. Benjamin, Greenlawn’s founder, was one of Joseph’s seven children. He attended Springfield Public School, then grew up to help operate the Diemer Brother’s Dairy Farm. In 1903 he was elected Judge of Greene county. During his tenure he was largely responsible for the erection of the historic Greene county courthouse. In 1905, after seeing a need in the area, he marked off part of the Diemer farm and started the Greenlawn Cemetery. Having a fondness for trees, he planted hundreds of maple trees. Today they stand as a testament to the forethought of one man, and are enjoyed by thousands of people who drive by to see them each fall.

Greenlawn was incorporated in 1924, and Benjamin continued to run things along with his son Harry until his death in 1942. Harry B. Diemer and wife Una were very involved in the community and opened a theater downtown. They had one son, Jack. Jack served in WWII and returned home to work alongside his father Harry. They started the vault shop and monument shop in the fifties- then built Greenlawn Funeral Home North in 1966.  Harry passed away just a short time before Greenlawn Funeral Home South was completed in 1976.

Jack Diemer had one son, Jake H. Diemer. They also worked together and built Greenlawn Funeral Home Branson in 1987. Jake purchased Pitts Chapel in 1996 after his father’s passing. Jake also had one son, Jason J. Diemer. Together they built Greenlawn Funeral Home East, completed in 2006. Jason also has a son, Boston Jacob Diemer who now comprises the 6th generation.

Today, Jake and Jason are involved in the day to day operations of the funeral home, and continue the tradition of community involvement by participating in Ozarks Racing Association, Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, local YMCA, local sports youth teams, Alzheimer’s Association, and American Cancer Society.




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