Edward Hitze, 82

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Edward P. Hitze, 82, of Lafayette, Ind., died Feb. 1.

Hitze was a huge supporter of midget racing throughout his life, working as a mechanic, pit steward and event car owner. He later restored vintage race cars and organized vintage race car and collectible shows.

Hitze was on the selection committee of the National Midget Hall of Fame and was involved in other racing organizations, including the Winchester Old Timers Club.