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RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by felix12 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:54 am

Former Late Model Driver John "Smokey" Pharo has passed away. I can remember John driving the #98 and #1, any others?
Nothing beats the old points based handicapping system.
Draw and TT shows suck.


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Re: RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by supertc88 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:53 pm

RIP John!

My condolences to his Family and Friends!
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Re: RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by 1080 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:02 pm

RIP....

Saw him win a late model race at Port Royal in 1974. It was a blue Chevelle #1.....may have had a letter with the number.


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Re: RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by felix12 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:25 am

John G. Pharo John G. Pharo, 71, of Shippensburg, died Sunday, October 27, 2013, at home. He was born May 5, 1942, in Quincy, Franklin County. John was a son of the late John G. and Louise V. Haugh Pharo. He was the owner and operator of the former Pharo's Truck Stop in Shippensburg. Many years ago, John was a self-employed over the road truck driver and then went on to work for Consolidated Freight. In the early 90s, he owned a Busch Grand National Car that was on the circuit. John was a member of the Oscar M. Hykes American Legion Post #223, Shippensburg, and the Cumberland Valley Corvette Club. He was a United States Navy Veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Pharo. John is survived by one son, John G. Pharo II of Shippensburg; one daughter, Tammy M. Sprecher and her husband Steven of Newburg; two stepsons, Dennis and Rick Martin, both of N. C.; one granddaughter, Alyse N. Gutshall of Newburg; two step grandsons, Shawn Martin of Calif., and Chad Martin of N.C.; one sister, Henrietta M. Pharo of Chambersburg; and two nephews, George Pharo of Shippensburg, and Joe Pharo of Pleasant Hall. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013, in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc., Shippensburg, at 10:30 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Mary Jane King. Military services will be conducted by the Shippensburg American Legion and VFW Posts. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be private. Online condolences may be expressed at fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com
Nothing beats the old points based handicapping system.
Draw and TT shows suck.


2015 Races
Lincoln 4
Susquehanna 2
Williamsgrove Fri 1
Williamsgrove Sat 9
Selinsgrove 2
Hagerstown :(
Big Diamond 1
Path Valley wingless 4
Path Valley 410 1
Port Royal 1 (Super Sportsman show)
Michigan International 1
Richmond International 1

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Re: RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by Mr. Port » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:53 am

Sorry to hear this, Hal. R I P John.

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Re: RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by rudedog » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:15 pm

anyone have any pics of the car he owned or know who drove it. I used to go to pharos as a student. good cheap food. been empty for years now.

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Re: RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by Double D Fan » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:34 am

Very sad day indeed! RIP Smokey!

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Re: RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by felix12 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:12 am

rudedog wrote:anyone have any pics of the car he owned or know who drove it. I used to go to pharos as a student. good cheap food. been empty for years now.
I'm rather sure Brad Teague (SP) drove the Busch car some, may have beem others. He had one when they were running V6's and I think his was a Buick.
Nothing beats the old points based handicapping system.
Draw and TT shows suck.


2015 Races
Lincoln 4
Susquehanna 2
Williamsgrove Fri 1
Williamsgrove Sat 9
Selinsgrove 2
Hagerstown :(
Big Diamond 1
Path Valley wingless 4
Path Valley 410 1
Port Royal 1 (Super Sportsman show)
Michigan International 1
Richmond International 1

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Re: RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by RT88 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:50 pm

RIP Smokey
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Re: RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by klmrace » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:34 pm

My sister did some PR for John (as well as some stories for Jack Gunn's programs) and we have lots of memories of John....all good ones. I remember riding in the back of his pick up to race at Jennerstown, with one side of the car rattling through the PA turnpike tunnels on the way, and the other side rattling on the way home.....we had bonzai runs from Port Royal to Hagerstown down Route 75 wishing his car had seatbelts in the back seats.. Our parents wern't real thrilled we went racing with him but over the years my dad and Smoke got to be good friends...I don't think he had many enemies....I think his first driver with his NASCAR racing might have been **** Trickle..and he had Ed Berrier, and Shawna Robinson in the seat as well.
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Re: RIP John "Smokey" Pharo

Post by supertc88 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:03 pm

NICE picture! :thumbright:
Central PA - Home of the PA POSSE and the Best Dirt Track Racin' in America!

SAVE Our Farmland, Forrests and Dirt Tracks!

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