Former WoO series scorer dies
Sandy Rogers Holt, former scorer for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and long-time girlfriend of tour announcer Rick Eshelman, died early Tuesday morning at the home she shared with Eshelman in Phenix City, Ala., after a brief bout with a rare, aggressive form of cancer.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, who also lived in San Diego, Calif., and Little Rock, Ark., Holt, 67, was Eshelman’s loving companion for nearly 14 years. She spent more than 15 years serving as a scorer at her hometown’s East Alabama Motor Speedway and from the beginning of the 2005 season through her retirement midway through 2013 she traveled the country alongside Eshelman in her position as the WoO circuit’s head of timing and scoring.
More recently, Holt worked as the administrative director for Durrence Layne Racing team, handling memberships and driver points for the Dirt Late Model organization’s two touring divisions and four weekly racing series classes.
Holt is survived by two daughters and one son; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
At Holt’s request, there will be no funeral and no flowers. Her remains will be cremated and taken to the Gulf of Mexico.
Condolences can be sent to Eshelman at 506 30th St., Phenix City AL, 36867-3329.