(TOLEDO, Ohio - July 31, 2012) - Jim Stovall, the 1977 and 1982 ARCA Racing Series national champion car owner whose cars visited victory lane 12 times, died Saturday, July 28 in his hometown of Ft. Wayne, Ind.
He was 77 and had suffered with Alzheimer's Disease recently. Stovall fielded maroon #0 race cars dubbed "Louise Special" in honor of his wife Louise Stovall, who won many Powder Puff races and was always very involved in her husband's racing activities. Jim Stovall's cars were a familiar sight at hundreds of major late model races throughout the Midwest for over 3 decades, and in well over 100 ARCA Racing Series races from the mid 1970s through the late 1980s. He won the 1977 ARCA car owner title with long time driver Moose Myers at the wheel, and his son Scott Stovall was the 1981 ARCA Rookie of the Year and 1982 ARCA Talladega Supercar Series driving champion. Funeral arrangements are being provided by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., Ft. Wayne IN 46805 (260) 426-9494 www.mccombandsons.com.