Randy R. Day

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Randy R. Day

May 04, 1976 - September 24, 2018

Randy R. Day Randy Robert Day, 42, of Traverse City, passed away while kayaking on Sept. 24, 2018.
Randy was born May 4, 1976 at Leelanau Memorial Hospital of Northport, the son of Robert C. Day and Donna K. (Bailey) Day.
Randy was born with gasoline in his veins, with a love for racing and ready with a helping hand to anyone in need. He was born into racing, attending races when he was 6 months old, but sleeping through the race. Randy would see the large driver's numbers on the side of the cars and that started his fantastic mathematical skills.
He won his first checked flag when he was 4 years old at a tricycle race at the Northern Michigan Speedway. Randy started racing cars at 15 years old until present time. He, his father Robert, his mother Donna and uncle Doug supported him at thousands of races and the over 2000 checkered flags Randy and Robert won.
Randy spent 8 years in the NASCAR All American Racing series, he also raced on local tracks in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. He loved meeting people, he loved helping others. He also had a passion for snowboarding and kayaking.
Randy, much to the dismay of his crew, would help other drivers with their car problems, even if they were racing against him. He had parts in some Up North Zombie movies, most notably Thaw of the Dead. Randy was active in getting the Indigenous People Day in Traverse City officially recognized.
Randy is survived by his parents, Robert C. and Donna K. Day; his siblings, Christine (Larry) Tueller, Kristen Harthorn; his aunts and uncle, Karen Zimba, Sandy Turner, Doug Day, Lori Bailey; and many loving extended family members.
A celebration of Randy's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 with the family greeting friends at 11 a.m. at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. Friends are encouraged to share their stories of our dearest Randy.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Day family.
Condolences may be shared with Randy's family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with Martinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Leelanau.
Published on October 7, 2018
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