UPDATE: Terry Roma's family is arranging a procession into the church on Friday and is requesting help from all racecar drivers. Anybody willing to participate in the procession is asked to bring their racing helmet and meet at Terry's racecar which will be out front of the church. From there, the drivers will lead the way into the church carrying their helmet to arranged seating within. Please help spread the word.
The funural is at 11:00am on Friday, April 20th at St. Anslem's Catholic Church on 7037 Hwy 207, West Chezzetcook.
(Halifax, NS. April 16, 2012) Terry Roma lost his battle with cancer on April 15th. Roma was a long time racer and a multi-time Champion at Scotia Speedworld, in both the Street Stock and Sportsman divisions. He was the only driver to win three Shriner’s Classics.
As successful as he was on the track, he was much more off the track. He was a competitive person who worked hard, but was willing to offer help and advice to his fellow competitors. He was an optimistic guy who saw the big picture and understood the viewpoint of others.
His driving skills were evident to all while he worked the 38 car through traffic towards the front. As proficient and determined as he was, he was just as quick to help a competitor in the pits. Then run them tough during the next race.
Terry was a fan favourite, whose personality shone through during interviews at driver introductions or from victory lane. He was upbeat and made you smile, because he was having fun and it rubbed off on everyone. Terry was quick to thank the sponsors and was appreciative of what they did for the racers.
We’ll all remember Terry racing with his chemo treatment strapped to his arm, after ensuring that our medical people knew what to do in the case of an incident. He didn’t want anyone to treat him any differently because of his health situation, on or off the track.
Terry was one of the “good guys” and will be missed!
Our condolences to the Roma family.
RIP Terry Roma - #38 Sportsman Scotia Speedworld - Images by Matt Jacques
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