We have just learned of the passing of Great Race legend Wayne Fredette in Illinois on January 11. Wayne was a longtime Great Race participant and the Spirit of the Event winner in 2011. Wayne and his wife Lyda along with Jeff, Eric, Kim, Richard and Ken have long been fixtures on the event, and Wayne raced with just about everyone in the family at one time or another over the years.
Even as Wayne’s health declined in recent years and left him unable to compete in a vehicle you could always count on him to be at the finish line every day waiting to greet the racers, especially the two Fredette teams.
Christie Fredette told us that Wayne enjoyed every minute of it, and if you ever spent any time with him on the race you already knew that.
Wayne will be missed by his family and he will be missed by his Great Race family as well.