Thursday, 6 August 2015
I met Jethro for the first time in January 2010, when I was out at the Las Vegas indoor short track. I was there to write a story on his brother, Sammy, who I didn't know much about at the time, but I was told he was a good subject for a story.
Jethro was there, with Sammy and Willy, their dad (pictured with me on that night below), all travelling in a converted school bus, renamed the Cool Bus. Jethro won the dash for cash and the main that weekend. He was so much quieter than Sammy or his dad, and didn't grab headlines but he was a hell of a racer and, in my limited dealings at least, a very nice guy.
Jethro had recently become a father.
It's a sad day. G