Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Remembering Jack Sellers – The West Series Ironman

Remembering Jack Sellers – The West Series Ironman

July 27, 1944 – October 24, 2016

By Nascarvd Nascarvédé

Remembering Jack Sellers – The West Series Ironman


A beaming face often covered by a cowboy hat, a mustache overhanging a big smile. A firesuit often stained with grease or engine oil. This is how we most often saw Jack Sellers in the West Series paddock.


Jack Sellers left us five years ago. An extraordinary guy, a true enthusiast who has devoted a large part of his life to the West Series. As proof he was driver, crew chief, owner and sometimes even all three at the same time! Almost exclusively within his own Jack Sellers Racing team.


He holds several records in the West Series. Of course, he has never won a race, he has never even made a Top-five. He got 32 top-ten. His best result being the seventh position (6 times) But between 1985 and 2016, in 32 consecutive seasons (a record), he participated in 282 races (another record). He even participated in 304 West Series meetings but was DNQ 22 times.


A real Ironman, especially considering his age. He was already thirty-nine (39) when he raced for the first time in Sonoma, CA in 1985. His last race was just nine days before his death in Roseville, CA.* He was tired but never parted from his smile. He passed away on his ranch in Sacramento.


We will never forget you. We miss you.



Click here to Read NRM’s Post done after Cowboy Jack’s Passing.


*In his last race, nine days before his death, Sellers finished fourteenth out of twenty-three participants. (NASCAR Stars Noah Gragson finished fourth; Todd Gilliland came in eighth and Riley Herbst earned a twelfth place finish.)



source: Nascarvd Nascarvédé

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