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Mourning the Loss of NMCA Racer "Sponge Bob" Curran

Posted By: Event Coverage Team
The NMCA community is mourning the loss of "Sponge Bob" Curran, a former champion in the Xtreme Street ranks. Curran and his Grand Sport Corvette helped define a category that has been a staple in street legal drag racing since the early 2000s. News began circulating of his passing the day after the NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. Details are minimal at this point but the known facts are that he died in a motorcycle crash on July 30, 2018 at the age of 53. "We are saddened by the news of Bob, he was not only a racer but a close and personal friend of our staff and the NMCA community. His vivacious smile and easy-going attitude will be sorely missed," said NMCA general manager Rollie Miller. Viewing arrangements are Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Salreno's Rosedale Chapel (Roselle, IL) from 3PM to 9PM.

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