RIP Kevin Scales

As we make phone calls and edit recorded interviews from recent races, one name stands out to me that will not be on Droppin’ the Hammer this week, or next week, or ever again.

Kevin Scales.

Kevin passed away last month leaving behind family, friends, and a legacy of being a person that was passionate about his faith in God, his desire to race, and his goal of always living and working by the golden rule.

Kevin Scales was a guest on Droppin’ the Hammer twice last year, both shows were filled with laughter as Kevin would find a way to make everyone around him happy. Johnny Bell had talked with Kevin just days before his untimely death about being on the show this year, on the first show of the year.

A tribute slide show was made and posted on ‘YouTube’ with numerous pictures of Kevin’s racing career, a career that included an IHRA World Championship. From the racetrack to the school yard, Kevin Scales was always a winner.