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October 246:05 PM ET
Posted by DirtonDirt.com staff

Kentucky standout Boggs dead at age 51

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Veteran Dirt Late Model driver Jackie Boggs of Grayson, Ky., died Saturday at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Ky. The 51-year-old’s death was announced Saturday afternoon on his race team’s Facebook page. | Slideshow

No cause of death was immediately released for Boggs, whose most recent competitive appearance came in the Oct. 16-17 Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park. He didn’t qualify for the feature event.

Following in the tire tracks of his late Hall of Fame father Jack Boggs, Jackie enjoyed a long, successful career in the Dirt Late Model division for 4B Motorsports. Among other achievements, he won three times on both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series; scored 11 victories on the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series; captured four races on the STARS tour; and recorded numerous checkered flags in other regional and local events in his home area.

Boggs’s father — a winner of over 400 features, including three DTWCs and one World 100 — died in 2000 at the age of 49.

Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Sue Crum Fannin, longtime girlfriend Andrea Kelley, three sons and one daughter.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. The funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday followed by burial at East Carter County Memory Gardens. Find a complete obituary at malonefuneralhome.com.

Correction: Fixes age to 51 sted 50.

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