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Scott (Scotty) A. Petit

Funeral services for Scott (Scotty) A. Petit, 52, of Greenville, Ohio, formerly of petitUrbana, will be at 12 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign.

The Rev. David Ashby will officiate.

Visitation will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Burial will be at a later date.

Mr. Petit passed away at 6:11 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2016 in Greenville, Ohio.

He was born April 23, 1964 in Urbana, the son of Louis F. and Loretta J. (Harris) Petit.

Survivors include his mother, of Urbana; three sisters, Louella A. Bishop, of Urbana, Loretta L. Thomas, of Pagosa Springs, Colo. and Sona S. Smith, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and one brother, Greg E. Petit, of Benton, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Petit was self-employed as a contractor.

Scotty was a long-time fixture behind the scenes of some of dirt racing’s biggest events. He was introduced to sprint car racing in 2007 and soon thereafter became an official with the All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) and later, the series director of the Midwest All-Star Series.

His work with the ASCoC allowed him to travel across the United States and soon began an association with the World of Outlaws (WoO) and DIRTcar Racing (DIRTcar) as a “jack-of-all-trades” at the annual DIRTcar Nationals held at Volusia Speedway Park.

In 2010, when the World Racing Group expanded its event promotion division, Mr. Petit was a vital part of the “suitcase promoter” team that traveled across the country producing WoO and DIRTcar-sanctioned races. His talents were recognized as he played an increasingly large role behind the scenes.

In 2012 he also became a part of the seasonal team at the legendary Eldora Speedway and soon became manager of the Eldora Village campground.

With his creativity, leadership, and ability to make something special out of what others saw as nothing, events like Super DIRT Week, the DIRTcar National, Kings Royal and the World 100 have remained highly successful and become even more fan-friendly. His talents also afforded the opportunity to be a part of the historic return of NASCAR to dirt at Eldora and the famed Daytona 500.

Scotty’s affable nature made him a natural host for campgrounds at Eldora, Volusia, and Lenerville Speedway as he practiced his “Camper Hospitality” duties throughout major event weeks.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.


I am so sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Scott Petit. I was good friends with Scott some 20 years ago or more and had recently reconnected on Facebook. He was a great fun loving guy. Always had a smile on his face.

Rest In Peace friend.

Rena Cain
Neoga, IL