DENVER, Colo. — Retired Rocky Mountain Midget Racing Ass’n car owner Richard Kaylor passed away Jan. 6 at the age of 78.
Richard bought his first midget in 1958. It was a Solar Ford V-8 60 driven by Tommy Clark and in the last race of 1958, Tom Davey drove it.
After 1959, he sold the Solar Midget and he bought his second Midget in 1974. It was the old Danny Organ Offy and he hired Gary Staggers. From 1974 until he retired in 1989, Dick raced Midgets on a regular basis with the RMMRA.
He served on the RMMRA Board of Directors in 1977, 1978 and 1980. In 1982, Dick was the RMMRA Vice President. On Aug. 15, 1980, Randy Roberts won Kaylor only RMMRA Feature win at Colorado National Speedway; it was the first feature win for both Randy and Dick.
Drivers who drove for Kaylor over the years were Tommy Clark, Tom Davey, Bob Hock, Dick Long, Dave Bartlett, Gary Staggers, Pat Myers, Dave Strickland, Jr., Randy Roberts, Steve Troxell, Ralph Houser Mitch Guttormson and Rod Ullery.
Dick also owned Sprint Cars in the 1980s.