Legendary promoter Edwards dies at 76
Legendary short-track promoter Lanny Edwards, the owner of three tracks including Devil’s Bowl Speedway and co-founder of the National Championship Racing Association, died Friday at his Lawton, Okla., home, according to the National Speed Sport News. He was 76.
The Texas native, also the co-founder of midget racing’s Chili Bowl Nationals, operated several tracks during a promoting career that stretched more than 50 years. Edwards, who owned and operated Devil’s Bowl since 1972, also owned Lawton Speedway and RPM Speedway in Crandall, Texas.
Edwards was the 2002 Racing Promotion Monthly Promoter of the Year and a 2006 inductee in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
He is survived by wife Beverly and three children. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Becker Funeral Home in Lawton. The funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at First Baptist Church in Lawton. For complete obituary, visit beckerfuneral.com.
Editor's note: Updates with arrangements and details.