In memory of
Jack Dwight McCoy
In memory of
Jack Dwight McCoy
Jack Dwight McCoy Jan. 11, 1928 - June 24, 2020 Jack Dwight McCoy, a well-known race car driver and builder, passed away June 24, 2020 following a brief illness. He was 92. Jack was born Jan. 11, 1928 in Tacoma, Wash. In 1948, he married Pat Schammerhorn and spent time living in Burbank, Calif.; Chehalis, Wash.; Klamath Falls, Ashland and then to Portland. They were divorced after 21 years. He married Jan Mitchell and lived in Milwaukie at the time of his passing. Jack worked several years driving trucks for Ober Logging. In later years, he owned and operated Jack D. McCoy Trucking. Jack started racing motorcycles and cars in 1949 and quickly became very successful, winning races and championships throughout six decades. He primarily raced in the Pacific Northwest and California but also competed in the Circuit of Champions convertable division, traveling all over the East, during a season in the 1950's. He competed in the former NASCAR Pacific Coast Series in addition to the Oregon Auto Racing Association (OARA) series, where he won the 1966 championship for modified stock cars. At age 70, he set a new track record at a race in Elma, Wash. He is in the Portland Speedway Hall of Fame. Following his race driving ventures, Jack became a well-respected race car builder, with many West Coast drivers having success in his cars. Survivors include his wife, Jan; daughters, Penni Humburg, Patti Adkins, Maryann Martindale, Ruthie Horstman, Dawn Marie Esperago; and son, Chuck McCoy. He leaves many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sons, Eddie and Jack Jr. There will not be a formal memorial service. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Jack Dwight McCoy
Jack Dwight McCoy Jan. 11, 1928 - June 24, 2020 Jack Dwight McCoy, a well-known race car driver and builder, passed away June 24, 2020 following a brief illness. He was 92. Jack was born Jan. 11, 1928 in Tacoma, Wash. In 1948, he married Pat Schammerhorn and spent time living in Burbank, Calif.; Chehalis, Wash.; Klamath Falls, Ashland and then to Portland. They were divorced after 21 years. He married Jan Mitchell and lived in Milwaukie at the time of his passing. Jack worked several years driving trucks for Ober Logging. In later years, he owned and operated Jack D. McCoy Trucking. Jack started racing motorcycles and cars in 1949 and quickly became very successful, winning races and championships throughout six decades. He primarily raced in the Pacific Northwest and California but also competed in the Circuit of Champions convertable division, traveling all over the East, during a season in the 1950's. He competed in the former NASCAR Pacific Coast Series in addition to the Oregon Auto Racing Association (OARA) series, where he won the 1966 championship for modified stock cars. At age 70, he set a new track record at a race in Elma, Wash. He is in the Portland Speedway Hall of Fame. Following his race driving ventures, Jack became a well-respected race car builder, with many West Coast drivers having success in his cars. Survivors include his wife, Jan; daughters, Penni Humburg, Patti Adkins, Maryann Martindale, Ruthie Horstman, Dawn Marie Esperago; and son, Chuck McCoy. He leaves many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sons, Eddie and Jack Jr. There will not be a formal memorial service. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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