When I must leave you for a little
while -- please do not grieve and
shed wild tears and hug your sorrow
to you through the years, But start
out bravely with a gallant smile;
And for my sake and in my name live
on and do all things the same, Feed
not you loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful
ways, Reach out your hand in comfort
and in cheer and I in turn will com-
fort you and hold you near;

And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky.


The Billy Kimmel Memorial Fund will award the 11th Annual Memorial Scholarship to a student / race fan through local race tracks. Racing was very important to Billy, and we feel that this $3,000 scholarship, given in Billy's memory, will benefit someone with both respect for education, as well as a love of racing.

The scholarship will be presented on the front stretch at Williams Grove Speedway during intermission at the 10th Annual Billy Kimmel Memorial Race on Sunday, September 2, 2018 .

Qualifications: Must be enrolled at an accredited college or technical or business school. No specific major is required, but the school must be a 2 or 4-year facility.

Applications must be submitted by August 16, 2018 and winner must attend the Billy Kimmel Memorial Race at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, September 2, 2018.

Click here for the scholarship application

William James Allen Kimmel, 27, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Sunday, September 2nd, as a result of a Sprint Car Accident doing what he loved most.

Billy was born in Camp Hill, on September 22, 1979, the son of Robert A. and Jean L. Kimmel who survive him.

He was a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School.

Billy was an avid Sprint Car racer and fan, he worked on various teams since the age of 12, eventually owning his own car and team, racing mostly at Williams Grove Speedway and sometimes Lincoln and Port Royal Speedways.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Robert P. Kimmel of Dillsburg.

Advertising Opportunities Available The Billy Kimmel Memorial Fund is a 501 (c3) Public Charity