Oahe Speedway / Dam Fast Track
28390 Spectators Road
Pierre, SD 57501
Coordinates:

44.549221 Lat
100.450808 Long

NHRA
Division Five High & Mighty

Oahe Speedway Permanently Closed  ~ June 2021

Jim Blair Passes


Jim Blair 
March 4  1948 ~ December 21, 2021
Please join with our Oahe Speedway family in remembering the life of Jim.
and keep Jim’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
Memorial Service
Fiegum Funeral Home
Pierre, SD

2:00pm
Sunday January 2, 2022
Jim was born March 4th, 1948 in Hot Springs, SD to Lois Ortberg. He was adopted by Robert and Inga Blair. He grew up in the Milesville area and attended Spring Creek school. He later attended Philip High School into his sophomore year. He was good with his hands and was a genius when it came to motors of any size.
He married the love of his life, Sandra Lowe, on December 22, 1968 in Meadow, SD at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church. They made their home in Milesville and started ranching and farming. To this union were born three children, Todd in September 1969, Tanya in January 1971 and Tiffanie in July 1977. Throughout their marriage they farmed, raised cattle and hogs, built many roads and dams with their dirt moving business, along with owning the Ridge and Ridge Rebuilders. In his younger years, he loved to fly and even had his own plane. During the last 10 years on the farm, he built a large hog farm facility that he designed and helped build with the help of Don Schultz and other in the area. While running the hog farm they earned Master Pork Producer in 1992 and again in 1999. In 2003, they sold their farm and moved to Pierre, SD where he went to work trucking and once again being the neighborhood fix it man. Jim was mechanically inclined from a young age. He often talked about how he would tear things apart growing up just to see how they worked. All his life he was able to design and create things for the farm and really for any aspect of his life. He was able to look at or listen to an engine and determine what was wrong with it. Drag racing was a big part of his life from the time he was young. He loved working on cars and figuring out how to make them go faster. The racetrack was one of his favorite places to be along with his family. He would love to go talk to other racers and loved when people would come look at his car. Many friendships were formed, and all were very important to him, even though he would not always admit it. He was very proud of his race car and spent a lot of time working on it. He became very good friends with Joe Harry who would drive his car for him when it became too hard for him due to his health. Joe and Jim had developed a relationship over the past couple years that brought them both laughter and created a wonderful racing team.
The most important thing to him though was his relationship with God. He was a very strong Christian and would share the word of God with everyone he came into contact with in his life. For a man that had minimal education, he could quote most any part of the Bible to you.
Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years Sandra Blair, his three children: Todd (Tamara) Blair, Tanya Fillingim, Tiffanie (Brian) Wakeley; nine grandchildren: Heidi, Robert and Heather Blair, Samantha and Jesse Fillingim, Blair, Cade, Trace and Brooklynn Wakeley; sister Sandee Gittings, brother Kelly Blair, sisters in law: Darlys (Lenny) Hofer, Lucy Honeycutt, Kathy (Brad) Kling, Cheri (Dave) Crissman, and brother in law Robert Hanson. He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Lois Ortberg, adopted parents, Robert and Inga Blair, brothers in law: Melvin Lowe and George Gittings, and sisters in law: Marilyn Hanson and Karen Palmer.

2005 Oahe Speedway Results and Run Sheets Posted


Oahe Speedway
It is the intent of the Oahe Racers Board to maintain and preserve this website for
all of our loyal racers and fans.

From the opening day on July 3, 2005, please take the time view the run sheets attached.

While these run sheets may not be all inclusive, since much of the original Information
has been discarded…these run sheets serve as a part of the rich history of the “Dam Fast Track”
This a large file..take the time to scroll through..a lot of familiar names…
click here
Oahe Speedway Results 2005

 

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