On Tuesday, May 5th, Dan Osmeloski passed away peacefully at the age of 54, following a long battle with cancer. Dan had a lifelong passion for motorsports, which began from an early age growing up on Long Island, New York, and going to the local tracks. He spent time building race cars and pit crewing for familiar in modified racing, such as George Brunnhoelzl, Bob Parks, and knew others in that generation of racing well. In 1987, Dan and his family moved to Maine, and he spent several years racing at Wiscasset Raceway and Oxford Plains Speedway, driving everything from the super stocks to limited and late-model sportsman divisions over the next decade.
Then he discovered the thrill of driving winged supermodifieds when he bought a small block 350 super to race at Star Speedway in Epping, NH. When that wasn’t fast enough, he moved on to racing an ISMA big block. Of all the racing circles he’d been a part of over his lifetime, being involved with the ISMA organization was one of his favorites due to the close-knit sense of community among the fellow racers, crews and ISMA officials.
A memorial gathering celebrating Dan’s life will be held Saturday, May 16th, from 1-3 PM at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Gray, Maine.
(information provided by daughter Elisabeth Osmeloski)
Sources: ISMA PR