Monday, February 6, 2017

Rest In Peace Racer – Lee Hatch

Rest In Peace Racer – Lee Hatch
UPDATE: Lee Hatch funeral services will be this Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10am. Services will take place at St. Louise Church in Covina.

Hatch Dominated The Speed Truck Series - Winning Twelve Consecutive Races In 2004. 


Rest In Peace Racer – Lee Hatch


I remember Lee Hatch from our ASA Speed Truck days. Hatch, a two-time ASA Speed Truck champion (2003 / 2004), recently passed away following a lengthy battle against colon cancer. He was only forty-nine years old.

Rest In Peace Racer – Lee Hatch
Lee put forth a valiant effort to battle his cancer, including three very difficult years of enduring the most painful treatments and major surgeries. 

He leaves behind his wife Gina, and beloved children - seven-year-old little Marissa, nine-year-old Anthony, eleven-year-old Lee Hatch Jr. and twenty-nine-year-old Jennifer.

Last April, Lee Hatch was honored with his own night at Irwindale Raceway and had one last opportunity to drive around the half-mile track.

“Words cannot express how honored I am to have such recognition at Irwindale Speedway,” Lee Hatch stated at the time. “This is my home track and I have a lot of great memories here with my team, Racing was a huge part of my entire life and I appreciate everyone who has been there for me during this difficult time.”
“It was truly a family sport,” said Lisa Hatch McClure, Lee’s sister and an advertising executive. “Lee is my hero. I grew up always feeling so proud of how well he raced and how hard he worked. Lee treated his battle with colon cancer like he had to win the race; the difficult thing it isn’t a part on his race truck he could just replace. 

Lee Hatch fought his cancer with the same spirit he raced; with everything he had until his last breath.

Family have set-up a GoFundMe page  to assist with Lee’s final expenses. If you can, please help them reach their $8000 goal.

Click Here to Donate

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