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Tributes paid to ‘fun, hardworking, family man’ who died in crash

Waye Bourn's family at a tribute day held by Skegness Stadium on April 20, 2014. EMN-140421-102641001

Waye Bourn's family at a tribute day held by Skegness Stadium on April 20, 2014. EMN-140421-102641001

Family and friends have paid tribute to a ‘fun, hardworking, family man’ who died after crashing into a ditch in Anton’s Gowt.

Wayne Bourn, 32, of Cannister Lane, Gipsey Bridge, died on Friday, April 11, after his car left the road and ended up upside down in a ditch on Leagate Road.

On Sunday, Skegness Stadium, where Wayne raced GT Hot Rod cars held a tribute event in his honour - attended by his family including his wife, parents, in-laws and children.

Richard Kaleta, compere at the stadium and childhood friend of Wayne, said it was ‘a moving day, a very tearful day’.

Speaking to the Standard Mr Kaleta, who is seven years older then Wayne, said he grew up with him in New Bolingbroke.

He said: “He was just a fun hardworking, family man who thought the world of his family. As a driver he was very fair, he stuck to the rules, there was never any disciplinary issues with Wayne. He was a true sportsman and raced fair and within the rules.

“Wayne never had a bad word to say about anybody and nobody ever had a bad word to say about him.”

On Sunday Mr Kaleta paid tribute to Wayne, and balloons in the shape of a two and seven were released in honour of his racing number, 27.

Drivers also painted their cars orange - his car colour - and Wayne’s two daughters and nephew presented trophies to the drivers.

Wayne took up racing 14 years ago, and in 2009 changed his car to orange, taking the Gold Roof championship, the highest accolade he could get and one of a number of awards won in his career his career.

 

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