October 19, 2013 — RaceChaser staff report by Jacob Seelman– Longtime Orange County Speedway Limited Late Model competitor Chad Pergerson, of Roxboro, North Carolina, lost his life early this morning in a tragic car accident.
Pergerson was a City of Roxboro Lieutenant Fireman on Engine 3 C-shift and a life long member of the RFD. He was off duty at the time of the incident, and no additional details were released as of this publication. Pergerson is survived by a wife and daughter.
Pergerson competed on Saturday nights in the Limited Sportsman Late Model class at Orange County Speedway, and was sixth in track points in 2013 on the strength of six top ten finishes.
RaceChaserOnline.com sends its condolences and prayers to the Pergerson family, as well as the Orange County Speedway racing family.
(Orange County Speedway photo)
Photo Caption: As the sun set for tonight’s PASS Orange Blossom Special 150, a double rainbow was seen over the race facility following the news of the loss of LLM driver Chad Pergerson