Funeral for Bob Newton set for Tuesday

Michiana racing icon, Bob Newton, founder of Hoosier Racing Tire, will be laid to rest next week.

Newton died at his home in Plymouth on Wednesday. He had suffered a stroke more than a year ago.

Newton started racing in the 50's, and embarked on a mission to build better racing tires. From there he started his own company with the help of his wife, Joyce.

Based in Lakeville, Hoosier tire is now the world's largest race tire manufacturer.

Visitation and funeral services are open to the public.

The visitation will be on Monday, October 1 from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Newton Center in Lakeville. The funeral will be on Tuesday, October 2 at 10 am, also at the newton center.

He will be buried at the St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park Cemetery.

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