Thought I would pass this on in this forum as well as in the Jet boat section. For those of you who knew Ron "COACH" Smith, I'm sad to say he lost his long battle with dimensia/alzheimers and passed away early saturday morning. He passed away peacefully at a rest home in Banning. He was a true friend, a true gentleman, and a great racer. Services will be next Tues. May 8th at 11:00 Green Acres Memorial Park 11715 Cedar Ave. Bloomington, Ca. 92316. R.I.P big guy. You will be missed.