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We lost one of the most loving and caring "moms" from the paddock yesterday. Ann O'Malley has moved on to a better place.

 

My heart goes out to Dave, their families, the Advanced Autosports Team, Crew and Customers.

 

I've been through a lot the last two years and through sickness and cancer Dave and Ann have always made time to reach out to me to see how I have been doing. I pray for you and that you all find peace.

 

 


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So sorry to hear, Ann was one of the most welcoming people I have met in Spec Miata. Dave, our sincerest condolences from Kim and I. 


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Im deeply sorry, Dave. My deepest sympathy for you and for your entire family.

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Prayers to Dave and family. A really nice ladies presents and her ongoing laughter will be missed.  


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Prayers to Dave and the entire Advanced Autosports family



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A smiling voice on the phone is what I knew...it was hard to not smile back! Peace be with Ann and those who surrounded her  :grouphug:


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She will greatly missed by many.  She was such a bright light around the paddock, the shop and I'm sure at home.  At the track she had a great way of reminding you that you were there for fun (Dave's mantra) without ever really saying so.  It was just how she carried the conversation and sometimes talked about family and other non-racing things.  She was competitive though too.  I recall her saying to me on the grid once and with a smile, "Tom, have a good race but no too good".  With Advanced Autosports cars both in front of me and behind me we both knew what she meant :D.

 

Godspeed Ann in your next journey and heartfelt thoughts to Dave and family and crew. 


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Deepest condolences to the Advanced group, Dave and Ann's family. :crying2:   


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So sorry, my condolences

 

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Thoughts and prayers with Dave and family, she was a wonderful person. 


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Very sorry to hear. One of the nicest people I have met in this sport, the paddock will not be the same without her.


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Ann has always been ther for me from my start in this racing class. My very first parts came from a phone call to Ann. My last phone call before leaving for the runoffs at Indy was from Ann. I was truly saddened by the news I received from Dave when arriving to the runoffs. I had the opportunity to see Ann and spend some time with her at cota just a few weeks ago. Even in deminished capacity she came to the track multiple times and cared about us and if we were eating and drinking water. My heart goes out to Dave and all the family. As everybody says “ god I wish there was something I could do” but there is not. Forever missed RIP Ann
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Agree with everything that has been said so far. Being new to this helpful and fun community, Ann was tops in the "helpful" and "fun" departments. Like many, I built a wonderful relationship with her over the telephone, and was thrilled to finally meet her at the track. Always happy, helpful, proactive and caring. I will always feel indebted to Advanced Autosports, Dave and his crew; Ann will be very missed.


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So so sad. Her warm friendly smile will be greatly missed.
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I know I dont come off as being a very sensitive caveman, but my heart is truly broken by the news that was delivered to me the day that Ann OMaley Wheeler passed on to to HEAVEN.  

 

I will miss ANN actually have to clear the tears to type this, the paddock truly lost a special person, no northern conference race will ever be the same. It will even be hard for me personally to enter one as I will be reminded when I see the Advanced team of the loss when I swing by to chat and she isn't there to meet me with a smile, a beer, a polish sausage, or perogie, she made me feel like part of the Advanced team no matter where i bought my engine or car or who't tent I was under for the weekend!!!!  

 

Cannot possibly express how deep my sadness is right now!!!!!  


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Very sad to hear the news yesterday. Like a few others, I was glad to see Ann at Cota. She was in amazingly good spirits considering all she was going through and was happy to see everyone. I often tell my kids life is not fair. This is one of those really sad and unfair moments in life. Ann was taken way too soon.  My condolences to Dave and Ann's family, I can't even imagine the sorrow.  Godspeed Ann!  


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So sad to hear this news. My prayers and condolences are with Dave and the Advance family. Ann was always so kind and willing to help in any way. As with many, she was my first introduction to SM at Blackhawk when I got my SCCA license and always has been a bright spot every weekend I have raced. I will miss her and credit her kindness and fire for this great class. God speed Ann.


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Like many others Ann was one of the first people i came to know in the racing community early on and she was always willing to reach out and help you. Cannot say that about a lot of people these days.This is a big loss to our sport. Condolences to Dave and family.


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Very sorry to hear about Ann.  I always looked forward to seeing her at the track...always welcoming...she was the track mom to a lot of people.....Terribly sorry to Dave and family.  Life just isn't fair...


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Thoughts and prayers to Dave and family. 


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