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Dave McAnaney

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Ron Cortez (owner of AIM Tire) needs our help.

 

If you have raced on the west coast with SCCA or NASA you most likely ran into Ron at the track or ordered your tires through him over the phone.  Ron has been a fixture in the racing scene in the west especially in the San Francisco region for decades working out of his shop at Sonoma Raceway.   From its infancy he has been a big supporter of Spec Miata along with other racing series and overall he's a really great guy willing to help-out where he can.

 

Around Christmas Ron suffered a severe stroke that left him partially paralyzed and was subsequently diagnosed with late-stage cancer.  You can read the updates from his sister here. His family is doing their best to support Ron and his situation, but could use our help.  His sister has setup a YouCaring site to solicit donations - please give anything you can and pray for Ron.

 

https://www.youcarin...ncortez-1058984

 

Thanks.

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Ron also is mostly responsible I believe for the Teen Mazda Challenge series and a big influence on many in the SFR SCCA and NASA Norcal. Prayers are with him in this time of recovery  :grouphug:  


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I don't know Ron, but definitely in hopes and prayers

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It is with great sadness to report that Ron passed away peacefully this morning at 6:00am on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. His sister Cheryl would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and all the visitors who continued to come up until last night. Details regarding a celebration of life are forthcoming.


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Terrible news to hear. Ron was always a very friendly person.

He offered advice to me in times of hardship as well as with many of the Teen Mazda Challenge competitors. 

 

He will definitely be missed. 


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