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Remembering Joe Tandy (1983-2009)

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted May 14, 2009 at 12:12 pm open wheel racing news

In sad news– Joe Tandy, team owner of JTR Racing, passed away yesterday afternoon following a road car accident near his home in Bromham, England. He was only 26-years-old. Joe was more than a team owner, he was an accomplished race driver himself. You can view his resume here.

Feel free to leave comments below.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to Joe’s family and friends during this tragic time.
(photo: www.joetandy.com)

**update**- Funeral Service and Memorial Information is listed below in the comments section.

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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous on May 14, 2009 12:51 pm

    Horrible news. Joe was really beginning to come into his own as a team owner. An extremely promising career and life cut way short.

  2. Anonymous on May 14, 2009 1:21 pm

    Adding Josef Newgarden to JTR was one of Joe's last proven accomplishments as he continued to have a keen eye when it came to indentifying a true talent. May the team stay strong & focused during this difficult time. Go out win that Championship for Joe.

  3. Pat W (TooMuchRacing) on May 14, 2009 4:53 pm

    Truly terrible news. This man could have made it as a driver was well on his way as a team owner. Sad.

  4. Beckie Bull on May 15, 2009 4:29 pm

    Our hearts go out to all the family and friends who knew Joe, how very very sad. Joe has always had a keen motorsport interest and had a many a battle with my brother Russ back in the mini stox day. It seems Joe and brother Nick have come such a very long way, how very sad to see a young talented lad so sadly taken.

    Those involved in Motorsport will know you get to know alot of drivers, most you don’t miss but people like Joe and his family you don’t ever forget. For there brilliant skill and the pleasurable memories you hold having battled it out for many a Mini Stox Title!

    A true sporting Gentlemen.

    God Bless you all x
    Beckie Bull on behalf of Team 100
    Russell Bull

  5. JOWT on May 23, 2009 1:02 pm

    Funeral Services and Memorial Fund Information Below:

    JOSEPH TANDY
    Aged 26 years.
    On 13th May 2009, Joseph, son of Joe and Marilyn and brother to Nick.

    Funeral service takes place on Monday 1st June 2009 2:00pm at St Peters Parish Church Pavenham, followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers or if desired donations for a memorial fund in his memory to be set up may be sent to:

    Arnolds Funeral Service
    48 Roff Avenue
    Bedford
    MK41 7TE
    Tel: 01234 359529

    Optional choice should teams wish to attend in their team uniform.

    Ideally family and close friends to churchyard.

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