R.I.P. Race Instructor, Former Racer Carl McAllister

R.I.P. Race Instructor, Former Racer Carl McAllister

© 2012, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Carl McAllister, age 67, of Bolton, Connecticut, passed Wednesday, June 21. He is survived by his wife Aida and sister Jeanne.

Carl was a lifetime motorcyclist who raced with CCS, USCRA and the Loudon Road Race Series (LRRS) for several years, and was a fixture at the racetrack for a long time. His father had a business selling motorcycles and started Carl riding when we was 8 years old. He rode on the street and in the dirt for much of his life until he was introduced to the racetrack when he first attended the Penguin Racing School in Loudon, NH in 1996. He started racing in 1997 and was hooked. He won a CCS National Amateur Championship in 1999 and turned Expert in 2000. He competed for much of the 2000’s and eventually became an instructor at the Penguin School himself, working together with Eric Wood to teach the advanced course. Carl also served as a mechanic on Eric’s national racing efforts for several years. In 2007 Carl purchased the Hawk Racing School from George Decamp and put on several track days of his own at New Hampshire International Speedway.

Although, Carl was a fixture at the track for many years, it is not his racing exploits or his work as a mechanic that he will be best remembered for. Carl was first and foremost a friend to anyone who was at the track. He was always one to add a little laughter to any situation, and was a constant ambassador for the sport of road racing. He was always willing to lend a hand or helpful advice to anyone in need. His professional life was that of a photographer, and we was always willing to share his talents with anyone he could. Above all, Carl was an honest man and true to himself in everything he did. He was fiercely faithful to those that he cared about, and this included everyone from his friends at the track to his wife Aida, who made him very happy since they were married a few years ago. Carl will be sorely missed but remembered fondly forever.

Eric Wood, President

Woodcraft Technologies 

Winchendon, Massachusetts

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