Floyd Raymond Miner, 68, of Holly Hill, took his final checkered flag on Saturday, June 22, 2013 after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Lynchberg, Ohio and moved to Florida when he was eight. He graduated from Mainland High in 1963. He worked for Winburn Appliance, Floyd's Appliance, S & S Appliance and Pioneer Applinace. He was a local dirt track racer and was best known as the driver of the red, white, and blue 18a Ford Mustang. He raced from 1970 to 1983 and then again in 1998. Aside from winning several features Floyd also won the 5th annual Governors cup for the Limited Sportsman Division in 1980 at Volusia Speedway. He retired from driving to begin go kart racing at Inox Kartway. He owned several go karts and produced multiple champions in the last 14 seasons. Survivors include his daughters: Robin (Jeff) Kopka, Crystal Miner, Heather Miner (Ricky Weber); his grandchildren: Mikey Kopka, Deana Scaffo, Kendall Kopka(Austin Harley), Lil Ricky and Kai Weber; his housemate of 19 years Marilyn Carter and her children Tomas Greiner, Twila Bowden, Timmy and Tony Greiner; his exwife Charlotte (Robert) Durrance; mother-in-law Shirley West, brothers-in-law Charles (Mary) West, Tracy West; sisters-in- law Renda (Frank) Noll, Durenda (Donnie) Durrance, Shirley (Rich) Litz, Christy (Mark) Stenton, Sara Miller; lots and lots of nieces; and nephews and too many honorary family members to list; and his cats Kidd and Missy. A celebration of life "Party" will be held in his honor, at Inox Kartway at Volusia Speedway Park (on SR 40 in DeLeon Springs) Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 2pm, please bring a chair.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 24, 2013