Racer, father, lost to drunk driver
Front Page, week of October 15, 2022
I was very upset to hear of the death of Al Dantes Jr. late Thursday night. Even more outrageous is the manner of it.
Upper Michigan Source (TV6)
Al was one of the drivers that helped introduce me to the Lake Superior Performance Rally, and was in fact in the area preparing to participate in it again this year. He was always very welcoming to me, both as an individual and as a reporter. With Tower City Race Team, he helped others get involved with rally racing. The American Rally Association has retired his number to honor his contribution to the sport.
You can look at the outpouring of love and sadness on Facebook for just a hint of what he meant to this community. He was also the father to six daughters.
To have him ripped away from all of that so suddenly, and through no action of his own… it’s hard to deal with.
Remember the value of every minute you have, and for the sake of all that is good, drink responsibly.
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