Some of you may remember a friend of ours that raced with the Grose racing clan. His name was Joe Spencer and he was one of the nicest people you could ever be fortunate to meet. He was always upbeat and and making everyone laugh. Joe was very soft spoken and he was one of the longest surviving double lung transplantees. Today Joe lost his battle with the complications due to the lung transplants. He drove the truck and trailer down to Elsinore this past weekend inspite of not feeling very well. As usual, he didnt let anyone know he was not doing well. In the 10 years I have known Joe I never once heard him complain about ANYTHING! He lived in constant pain but you would never know it. He just went on making people laugh. He was a great father to two little girls. Joe was a racer through and through. His first flatbottom he raced at Chowchilla and upon returning home from the race, he had his boat stolen. Joe bounced back and got a new Ron Grose hull and got back in the seat. His trademark was his helmet always getting ripped up high on his head. From all of us at the shop Joe, we will miss you.