It has been a rough start to the year as we are saddened to inform of another passing of a karting community member.
Darren Swisher, owner of ONE Race Gear passed away Monday of a heart attack. Swisher, from Indianapolis, Indiana, was an innovator in die sublimation race suits and gear was a hard-working supporter of the sport who worked many late nights and long hours to ensure his customers received their products in time for their next big race.
An online fundraising campaign has been started to help cover the costs of a funeral by long-time friends Mike Burrell and Chris Wheeler.
Their description reads:
Darren Swisher had one of the biggest hearts in motorsports. He was the owner of One RaceGear and a pioneer in developing dye-sub crew shirts and karting suits.
Along side his wife Irma, he was one of the hardest workers anywhere. Darren passed that ethic of hard work down to his children, and it wasn’t odd to see the whole family working all night and all weekend to finish suits for a big upcoming race.
However, Darren wasn’t a wealthy man. The Swisher family needs the “racing family” to assist with final expenses… Now, through Friday (2/5/2016), Chris Wheeler and I are trying to raise at least $3,000 to help the Swishers give Darren the funeral this father, husband, son, brother and friend deserves.
Those interested in supporting the campaign can do so here: https://www.youcaring.com/darren-irma-swisher-family-514478#.VrA6dxmgR_4.facebook