Winners win races...
Champions make it look easy...
YOU MADE IT LOOK EASY
The crowd is cheering up in the stands
But they don't know the feeling of the wheel in my hands
The tires are spinning
The people are wincing at the terror and thrill of the crash in my path
The final lap has come
The exhaustion set in
With the checkered flag saying
"You're going to Win!"
Tommy Bonitatibus, age 60 died at 10:14am, Thursday March 2nd 2017 from complications following a stroke he suffered the month prior.
Tommy was born Robert T. Bonitatibus on Feb 10, 1957 in El Paso Tx. Shortly afterward his parents moved thier home to Cheyenne Wyoming. He worked as a Car Salesman, Electrician, Framer, Drywaller, and Block Layer just to name a few of his trade talents.
Tommy was from a family steeped in racing in Cheyenne. In fact in 2018 the Bonitatibus family will be celebrating 60 years of racing at Big Country Speedway formerly Intermountain Speedway.. Tommy was the President of the Wyoming Auto Racing Club, serving as a second generation President of the club. His father Tom Sr. was the club president in 1967 and his mother Evelyn was the Secretary/Treasurer of the "Fender Benders Club", the women's' racing division.
Tommy was also a talented racer as he finished second in points this last season in the Rocky Mountain Pro4 Modified racing series.
He is survived b two daughters Amber and Jaime, two sons, Adrian and Cody, three younger sisters, Joni Wilcox, Janice Sweet and Jeanne Bonitatibus as well as two younger brothers Gary Bonitatibus and Terry Bonitatibus.
Tommy also is survived by five grandchildren as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Thomas and Evelyn Bonitatibus
Services were held at 2:00pm Monday, March 6th at Faith Baptist Church. Pastor Tommy Miller officiated. A celebration of life was held at the AMVETS post #10.