1957-2015Twin Ports drag racing community says goodbye to a legend
While Kyle Smalley suffered from Lyme disease, no matter how bad he felt on the inside, he rarely let it show on the outside.
That was the mark of a man whose most common expression was a smile, and most common question, “What do you need?”
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Smalley, one of the driving forces behind Kernz and Kompany’s annual Kia of Duluth Drag Races and Car Show, died unexpectedly Monday. He was 57.
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Smalley died unexpectedly on Monday, May 11. He had been battling Lyme disease for about seven years.
Friends and family say his love for cars and helping people will never fade.
“You can tell he’s touched a lot of people, he was a giving person, he loved people, he loved a crowd, his passion was cars,” said Talbot.